" I sit on a mans back, choking him, and making him carry me, and yet assure myself and others that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his lot by any means possible, except getting off his back."
" Tell people that war is an evil, and they will laugh; for who does not know it? Tell them that patriotism is an evil, and most of them will agree, but with a reservation. Yes, they will say, wrong patriotism is an evil; but there is another kind, the kind we hold. But just what this good patriotism is, no one explains."
"If there existed no external means for dimming their consciences one-half of the men would at once shoot themselves because to live contrary to ones reason is a most intolerable state and all men of our time are in such a state."