"War is a contagion."
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"If it were not for the war, this war would suit me down to the ground."
"We go to gain a little patch of ground that hath in it no profit but the name."
"War is the statesman's game, the priest's delight, The lawyer's jest, the hired assassin's trade."
"The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting."
"The savage in man is never quite eradicated."
"I have a deep sympathy with war, it so apes the gait and bearing of the soul."
"It is far easier to make war than to make peace."
"No country has suffered so much from the ruins of war while being at peace as the American."
"Every day you waste is one you can never make up."
"It is the purpose that makes strong the vow; But vows to every purpose must not hold."
"Men's vows are women's traitors!"
"'Tis not the many oaths that make the truth; But the plain single vow, that is vow'd true."
"The vulgar man is always the most distinguished, for the very desire to be distinguished is vulgar."
"Vulgarity is the garlic in the salad of taste."
"A thing is not vulgar merely because it is common"
"To endeavor to work upon the vulgar with fine sense is like attempting to hew blocks with a razor."
"Think with the wise, but talk with the vulgar."
"The higher a man stands, the more the word vulgar becomes unintelligible to him."
"Vulgarity is, in reality, nothing but a modern, chic, pert descendant of the goddess Dullness."
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