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Quotes of the Day for 20 March 2003 – War

We seem to have launched our war with Iraq, and though I have mixed feelings about the venture I can certainly come up with a few quotes.

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The quotes:

We make war that we may live in peace.
     - Aristotle, 384 - 322 BC

War kills men, and men deplore the loss; but war also crushes bad principles and tyrants, and so saves societies.
     - Charles Caleb Colton, 1780 - 1832

It is well that war is so terrible, or we should grow too fond of it.
     - Robert Edward Lee, 1807 - 1870

A republic will avoid war unless the avoidance might create conditions that are worse than warfare itself. Sometimes, the dispositions of those who choose to make themselves our enemies leaves us no choice.
     - Thomas Jefferson, 1743 - 1826

There is many a boy here who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell. You can bear this warning voice to generations to come.
     - William Tecumseh Sherman, 1820 - 1891


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