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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 death, fashion, foolishness, passion, and prayer

I pray-for fashion's word is out And prayer comes round again- That I may seem, though I die old, A foolish, passionate man.

William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939)

Source: A Full Moon in March, 1935. A Prayer for Old Age

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A Quote by Wilford Woodruff on age, caution, children, contentment, debt, economics, fashion, habits, hope, possessions, and wealth

We feel led to caution . . . against forming the bad habit of incurring debt and taking upon themselves obligations which frequently burden them heavier than they can bear, and lead to the loss of their homes and other possessions. We know it is the fashion of the age to use credit to the utmost limit. . . . We, therefore, repeat our counsel . . . to shun debt. Be content with moderate gains, and be not misled by illusory hopes of acquiring wealth. . . . Let our children also be taught habits of economy, and not to indulge in tastes which they cannot gratify without running into debt.

Wilford Woodruff (1807 - 1898)

Source: James R. Clark, Messages of the First Presidency, 3:144-45

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A Quote by unknown on fashion

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However ridiculous fashion may be, it is far less ridiculous to follow it than to set it at defiance.

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on fashion, meaning, study, and words

That was my way of putting it-not very satisfactory: A periphrastic study in a worn-out poetical fashion, Leaving one still with the intolerable wrestle With words and meanings.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: East Coker

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A Quote by Thomas Hardy on fashion

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But-a stirring thrills the air Like to sounds of joyance there That the rages Of the ages Shall be cancelled, and deliverance offered from the darts that were, Consciousness the Will informing, till it fashion all things fair!

Thomas Hardy (1840 - 1928)

Source: The Dynasts

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on fashion and silence

Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves together.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

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A Quote by Ted Koppel on direction, fashion, harmony, and peace

There's harmony and inner peace to be found in following a moral compass that points in the same direction, regardless of fashion or trend.

Ted Koppel (1940 -)

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A Quote by Sarah Josepha Hale on fashion, genius, good, inspiration, mind, motherhood, power, soul, and understanding

Oh, wondrous power! how little understood, Entrusted to the mother's mind alone, To fashion genius, form the soul for good, Inspire a West, or train a Washington.

Sarah Hale (1788 - 1879)

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A Quote by Robert Burton on fashion

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He is only fantastical that is not in fashion.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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