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Spurgeon on War

“I wish that Christian men would insist more and more on the unrighteousness of war, believing that Christianity means no sword, no cannon, no bloodshed, and that, if a nation is driven to fight in its own defence, Christianity stands by to weep and to intervene as soon as possible, and not to join in the cruel shouts which celebrate an enemy’s slaughter.”

— Charles Spurgeon, An All-Round Ministry, Chapter 5: “A New Departure”

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Henry IV on War

“It is high time that all of us, drunk with war, sobered up.”

— King Henry IV of France, November 1599

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July 6, 2007 · 1:22 pm

Douglas MacArthur on War

“I know war as few other men now living know it, and nothing to me is more revolting. I have long advocated its complete abolition, as its very destructiveness on both friend and foe has rendered it useless as a means of settling international disputes.”

— General Douglas MacArthur, Farewell Address to Congress, 19 April 1951

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July 6, 2007 · 12:13 pm

George Patton on Heroism

“The real hero is the man who fights even though he is scared.”

— General George S. Patton, Jr., Speech to the US Third Army on the eve of D-Day, 5 June 1944

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July 6, 2007 · 12:10 pm

Winston Churchill on Victory

“You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word. It is victory. Victory at all costs — victory in spite of all terrors — victory, however long and hard the road may be, for without victory there is no survival.”

— Winston Churchill, Address to the House of Commons, 13 May 1940

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July 6, 2007 · 11:55 am