"The pen is mightier than the sword."
+ 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."
+ 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."
+ 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."
+ 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
"I'm concerned that the American public is rapidly being given the impression that this is the bill for the war. It's not. It's the down payment for the bill for the war. and (by) that I mean you ain't seen nothing yet in terms of the costs that are going to be coming at us."
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"There was a similar situation in L.A. and it ended up in a kind of mini-war among buildings. We're bound by our agreement with the Gift Center not to promote a competing building. As long as it was furniture, I thought it was in the interest of our buyers to cooperate with the SF Mart. But now they're trying to get tenants from the Gift Center."
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