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Quote from Charles Eliot Norton,

""There never was a good war," said Franklin. There have indeed been many wars in which a good man must take part, and take part with grave gladness to die if need be, a willing sacrifice, thankful to give life for what is dearer than life, and happy that even by death in war he is serving the cause of peace. But if a war be undertaken for the most righteous end, before the resources of peace have been tried and proved vain to secure it, that war has no defense, it is a national crime."


Charles Eliot Norton (more quotes by Charles Eliot Norton or books by/about Charles Eliot Norton)

(1827-1908) American educator, writer, and editor who founded the Nation (1865)


Death, Defense, Military, Peace, War


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