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To quote William Tecumseh Sherman

Submitted by Roanman on Mon, 07/13/2009 - 07:40


War is hell.
Some of you young men think that war is all glamour and glory, but let me tell you boys, it is all hell.
War is cruelty.  There's no use trying to reform it.  The crueler it is, the sooner it will be over.
I am sick and tired of war.  It's glory is all moonshine.  It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded, who cry aloud for blood, more vengeance, more desolation.
 Every attempt to make war easy and safe will result in humiliation and disaster.
You cannot qualify war in harsher terms than I will.  War is cruelty, and you cannot refine it; and those who brought war into our country deserve all the curses and maledictions a people can pour out.  I know I had no hand in making this war, and I know I will make more sacrifices to-day than any of you to secure peace.
 If the people raise a great howl against my barbarity and cruelty, I will answer that war is war, and not popularity seeking.
 In our Country one class of men makes war and leaves another to fight it out.
Grant stood by me when I was crazy, and I stood by him when he was drunk, and now we stand by each other.
I will not accept if nominated, and will not serve if elected.


To quote Abraham Lincoln

Submitted by Roanman on Mon, 07/13/2009 - 07:22


If I were two faced, would I be wearing this one? 

God must love the common man, he made so many of them.

You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn.

America will never be destroyed from the outside.  If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.

We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.

You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could do for themselves.

You cannot build character and courage by taking away man's initiative and independence.

He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help.

Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.

Wanting to work is so rare a merit that it should be encouraged.

It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.

What kills a skunk  is the publicity it gives itself.

If you wish to win a man over to your ideas, first make him your friend.

You may fool all the people some of the time, you can even fool some of the people all of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all the time. 


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