Forces rule the world, and not opinion; but opinion is that which makes use of force.
It is only the enlightened ruler and the wise general who will use the highest intelligence of the army for the purposes of spying, and thereby they achieve great results.
For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?
You can’t say that civilization don’t advance, for in every war they kill you a new way.
When the white man came, we had the land and they had the Bibles. Now they have the land and we have the Bibles.
When the Pilgrims landed they fell on their knees and then they fell on the aborigines.
Slavery is also as ancient as war, and war as human nature.
Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord: He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored: He hath loosed the fateful lightning of his terrible swift sword: His truth is marching on.
For what this whirlwind all aflame? This thunderstroke of hellish ire, Setting the universe afire? While millions upon millions came Into a very storm of war? For a scrap of paper.
War, he sung, is toil and trouble; Honour but an empty bubble.