"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
"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
"He who lives by the sword, dies by the sword."
+ Attributions The Bible, The Gospel according to Matthew, Chapter 26, verse 52 The King James Version translation reads, "Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword," and was spoken to Peter. Famous Jesus Christ Pearls of Wisdom Top 100 War And Peace
"The triumphs of peace have been in some proximity to war. Whilst the hand was still familiar with the sword-hilt, whilst the habits of the camp were still visible in the port and complexion of the gentleman, his intellectual power culminated; the compression and tension of these stern conditions is a training for the finest and softest arts, and can rarely be compensated in tranquil times, except by some analogous vigor drawn from occupations as hardy as war."
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"Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this."
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