A Quote by William Learned Marcy on enemies


They see nothing wrong in the rule that to the victors belong the spoils of the enemy.

William Learned Marcy (1786 - 1857)

Source: Speech in the United States Senate, January, 1832.

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A Quote by Dr. William Ralph Inge, KC, VO, FBA, DD on argument, enemies, and freedom

The enemies of Freedom do not argue; they shout and they shoot.

William Inge (1860 - 1954)

Source: "End of an Age"

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A Quote by Admiral William D. Leahy on adoption, atoms, certainty, children, conventionality, darkness, defeat, enemies, ethics, fashion, feeling, future, peace, possessions, possibility, potential, practicality, presidency, sentimentality, success, time

Those who dismiss "revisionist" qualms about the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki as indulgences in peace-time sentimentality must count President Truman's own Chief of Staff among the bleeding hearts: "It is my opinion that the use of this barbarous weapon at Hiroshima and Nagasaki was of no material assistance in our war against Japan. The Japanese were already defeated and ready to surrender because of the effective sea blockade and the successful bombing with conventional weapons. . . . The lethal possibilities of atomic warfare in the future are frightening. My own feeling was that in being the first to use it, we had adopted an ethical standard common to the barbarians of the Dark Ages. I was not taught to make war in that fashion , and wars cannot be won by destroying women and children. We were the first to have this weapon in our possession, and the first to use it. There is a practical certainty that potential enemies will have it in the future and that atomic bombs will some time be used against us."

William D. Leahy

Source: I Was There, 1950

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A Quote by William Butler Yeats on boldness, deception, enemies, gold, heart, love, and mind

The Mask "Put off that mask of burning gold With emerald eyes." "O no, my dear, you make so bold To find if hearts be wild and wise, And yet not cold." "I would but find what's there to find, Love or deceit." "It was the mask engaged your mind, And after set your heart to beat, Not what's behind." "But lest you are my enemy, I must enquire." "O no, my dear, let all that be, What matter, so there is but fire In you, in me?"

William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939)

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A Quote by William Blake on christ, enemies, and vision

The vision of Christ that thou dost see Is my vision's greatest enemy.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: The Everlasting Gospel, 1818

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A Quote by William Blake on enemies, forgiveness, and friendship

It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: Jerusalem, 1820

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A Quote by Will H. Nays on belief, business, community, confidence, debt, duty, enemies, good, government, observation, people, promises, rules, and society

We hear a good deal about business confidence, which means confidence of business in itself, in its government, and in its capacity for expansion. But confidence is only another way of saying that people believe each other, keep their promises, pay their debts, and regard their duty to society. As long as business observes these rules, it will have the confidence of the community and it will be safe from all of the irresponsible attacks of its enemies.

Will H. Nays

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A Quote by Walt Whitman on death, enemies, god, joy, popularity, struggle, and suffering

O joy of suffering! To struggle against great odds! to meet enemies undaunted! To be entirely alone with them! to find how much one can stand! To look strife, torture, prison, popular odium, death, face to face! To mount the scaffold! to advance to the muzzles of guns with perfect nonchalance! To be indeed a God!

Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)

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A Quote by Walt Kelly on enemies


Pogo: We has met the enemy...and they is us.

Walt Kelly (1901 - 1963)

Source: comic strip character

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A Quote by W. L. George on enemies and love

Wars teach us not to love our enemies, but to hate our allies.

W. L. George

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