Things have got to be wrong in order that they may be deplored.
May you live your life as if the maxim of your actions were to become universal law.
Total war is no longer war waged by all members of one national community against all those of another. It is total… because it may well involve the whole world.
He that fights and runs away, May turn and fight another day; But he that is in battle slain, Will never rise to fight again.
Therefore it is essential that some means should be sought whereby the work of the nation may be carried on without constant yet at present necessary dislocation.
Without a clear picture of where the military’s covert forces are operating and what they are doing, Americans may not even recognize the consequences of and blowback from our expanding secret wars as they wash over the world.
The defeat of the Augustan policy, as the peace with Maroboduus and the sufferance of the Teutoburg disaster may well be termed, was hardly a victory of the Germans.
No good poem, however confessional it may be, is just a self-expression. Who on earth would claim that the pearl expresses the oyster?
It is simply not true that war is solely a means to an end, nor do people necessarily fight in order to obtain this objective or that. In fact, the opposite is true: people very often take up one objective or another precisely in order that they may fight.
A man acquainted with history may, in some respect, be said to have lived from the beginning of the world, and to have been making continual additions to his stock of knowledge in every century.