A Quote by Carl Sandburg on soldiers, study, and war

The little girl saw her first troop parade and asked, "What are those?" "Soldiers." "What are soldiers?" "They are for war. They fight and each tries to kill as many of the other side as they can." The girl held still and studied. "Do you know . . . I know something." "Yes, what is it you know?" "Sometime they'll give a war and nobody will come."

Carl Sandburg (1878 - 1967)

Source: "The Little Girl Saw Her First Troop Parade" in The People, Yes (1936)

Contributed by: Zaady