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It is by acts and not by ideas that people live.

    Topics: Service

No character is ultimately tested until it has suffered.

    Topics: Suffering

He who knows no hardships will know no hardihood. He who faces no calamity will need no courage. Mysterious though it is, the characteristics in human nature which we love best grow in a soil with a strong mixture of troubles.

    Topics: Suffering

He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to. It is the means that determines the end.

    Topics: Temptation

I hate war for its consequences, for the lies it lives on and propagates, for the undying hatreds it arouses.

    Topics: War

I hate war... for the dictatorships it puts in the place of democracies, and for the starvation that stalks after it.

    Topics: War

The tragedy of war is that it uses man's best to do man's worst.

    Topics: War

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