I recoil with horror at the ferociousness of man. Will nations never devise a more rational umpire of differences than force? Are there no means of coercing injustice more gratifying to our nature than a waste of the blood of thousands and of the labor of millions of our fellow creatures?
Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.
War is a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.
Peace demands the most heroic labor and the most difficult sacrifice. It demands greater heroism than war.
I care not how affluent some may be, provided that none be miserable in consequence of it.