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"The pen is mightier than the sword." Edward Bulwer-Lytton
+ Attributions Richelieu (1839), Act ii, Scene ii From a play about Cardinal Richelieu, the scene continues, "The arch-enchanters wand! — itself a nothing! — But taking sorcery from the master-hand To paralyse the Cæsars, and to strike The loud earth breathless! — Take away the sword — States can be saved without it!" Here the author shows us that violence is not necessary for radical govermental change. Famous    Pearls of Wisdom    Top 100    War    War And Peace    Writing   

"Keep your friends close and your enemies closer." Mario Puzo
+ Attributions The Godfather, Part II Often misattributed to Sun Tzu, it is actually spoken by the character Michael Corleone in The Godfather, Part II. The quote begins, "My father taught me many things here...he taught me in this room. He taught me..." 399 Votes Famous    Friendship    Pearls of Wisdom    Top 100    War   

"To any nation that stands for human liberties, they have an Ally in the United States." Theodore Roosevelt
+ Attributions Often for his oft-quoted "Speak softly, but carry a big stick," here Roosevelt speaks on a broad foreign policy.  The spirit of the quote has directed the spirit of the U.S. attitude to foreign powers. American History    Liberty    United States    War   

"If they do not now accept our terms they may expect a rain of ruin from the air, the like of which has never been seen on this earth." Harry S. Truman
+ Attributions This was written in a press release after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. This statement marks the beginning of the threat of the atomic age and the arms race with Soviet Russia that began the Cold War. American History    War    War And Peace   

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