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`War is a terrible thing, but not the worst of things.'
"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things ...." [John Stuart Mill]; "War is a horrible thing but such a war as this army has waged for nearly two years most horrible of all. Battle after battle has been given and no decisive victory." [Gouverneur K. Warren]; "How horrible is war!" [Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson]; "War is a dreadful thing, and unjust war is a crime against humanity." [Theodore Roosevelt]; "Although war is evil, it is occasionally the lesser of two evils." [McGeorge Bundy]; "Unfortunately there are innocent casualties in every war, it's inevitable. It's a horrible thing, but war is a horrible thing." [Donald Rumsfeld] (来源:专业英语学习网站 http://www.EnglishCN.com)

 

`War is just politics by other means.'
"... war is only a continuation of state policy by other means."; "War is regarded as nothing but the continuation of state policy with other means." [Karl von Clausewitz]

 

"Hold the fort! For I am coming." [1874 song by Philip Paul Bliss]
"Hold out. Relief is coming." [signal by William Tecumseh Sherman to John Murray Corse at the 5 Oct 1864 battle of Allatoona Pass]

 

`Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!'
"Damn the torpedoes! Go ahead!" [also reported as: "Damn the torpedoes! Captain Drayton, go ahead. Jouett, full speed!" by David Glasgow Farragut at the 5 Aug 1864 battle of Mobile Bay]

 

`Walk softly but carry a big stick.'
"Speak softly and carry a big stick." [Theodore Roosevelt; misattributed to Franklin D. Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson]

 

`I can only offer blood, sweat, and tears.'
"I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat." [nb: book entitled "Blood, Sweat, and Tears" by Sir Winston L.S. Churchill collects his speeches from May 1938 to February 1941]; "The high sentiments always win in the end, the leaders who offer blood, toil, tears and sweat always get more out of their followers than those who offer safety and a good time." [George Orwell]

 

`Millions for defense, sir; but not a single penny for tribute!'
"Millions for defense, but not one cent for tribute." [Robert Goodloe Harper, as toast at Congressional dinner for John Marshall following the "XYZ Affair" in France; often misattributed to Charles C. Pinckney, who actually said: "Not a penny! Not a penny!" (or possibly "No, no, not a sixpence."), when refusing to bribe French officials]

 

`no rest for the wicked'
"There the wicked cease from troubling, and there the weary be at rest." [Job 3:17 Bible]

 

`I am the resurrection and the light.'
"I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies;" [John 11:25 Bible]

 

`Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.'
"He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her." [John 8:7 KJV; "If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her." John 8:7 NIV Bible]

 

`Even the Devil can quote Scriptures for his own purpose.'
"The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose."

 

`wearing your heart on your sleeve' [caring, sensitive]
"I will wear my heart upon my sleeve For daws to peck at." [uncaring, insensitive]

 

`I am my brother's keeper.'; `You should be your brother's keeper.'
"Then the LORD said to Cain, `Where is your brother Abel?' `I don't know,' he replied. `Am I my brother's keeper?'" [Genesis 4:9 Bible]; "Our tasks are definite ... that we may maintain the spiritual impulses in our people for generous giving and generous service -- in the spirit that each is his brother's keeper." [Herbert Hoover]; "We can throw away anything we own. But we cannot throw away broken men. For we are made our brother's keeper ... and in God's name we try to straighten and repair." [St Leonard's House 1966 rehab brochure]; "Today we know that World War II began not in 1939 or 1941 but in the 1920's and 1930's when those who should have known better persuaded themselves that they were not their brother's keeper." [Hubert H. Humphrey]; "There is always a chance that he who sets himself up as his brother's keeper will end up by being his jailkeeper." [Eric Hoffer]

 

`the right stuff'
"That crew of Liverpool hard cases had in them the right stuff" [Joseph Conrad ("Youth")]; "It is for us of the New World to sit at the feet of Gamaliel of the Old; then, if we have the right stuff in us, we can show that Paul in his turn can become a teacher as well as a scholar." [Theodore Roosevelt ("Citizenship in a Republic")]; "The Right Stuff" by Tom Wolfe (1979)

 

`No greater love hath a man than that he lay down his life for another.'
"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." [John 15:13 Bible]

 

`The sins of the fathers are visited on their children unto the third and fourth generation.'
"The gods visit the sins of the fathers upon the children." [Euripides]; "... I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand [generations] of those who love me and keep my commandments." [Exodus 20:5-6]

 

`Those who live by the sword shall die by the sword.'
"Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword."; "Those who rise by the sword will fall by the sword."

 
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