It is the object only of war that makes it honorable. And if there was ever a just war since the world began, it is this in which America is now engages.
The whole religious complexion of the modern world is due to the absence from Jerusalem of a lunatic asylum.
O ye that love mankind Ye that dare oppose not only the tyranny but the tyrant, stand forth Every spot of the Old World is overrun with oppression. Freedom hath been hunted round the globe, Asia and Africa have long expelled her. Europe regards her as a stranger and England hath given her warning to depart. O receive the fugitive and prepare in time an asylum for mankind.
Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property... Horrid mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them.
I have as little superstition in me as any man living, but my secret opinion has ever been, and still is, that God Almighty will not give up a people to military destruction, or leave them unsupportedly to perish, who have so earnestly and so repeatedly sought to avoid the calamities of war, by every decent method which wisdom could invent. Neither have I so much of the infidel in me, as to suppose that He has relinquished the government of the world, and given us up to the care of devils.
Not a place on earth might be so happy as America. Her situation is remote from all the wreangling world, and she has nothing to do but to trade with them.
The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.
We have it in our power to begin the world over again.
Our citizenship in the United States is our national character. Our citizenship in any particular state is only our local distinction. By the latter we are known at home, by the former to the world. Our great title is AMERICANS -- our inferior one varies with the place.
The United States of America will sound as pompously in the world or in history as The Kingdom of Great Britain.
My country is the world, and my religion is to do good.
Let the world see that this nation can bear prosperity And that her honest virtue in time of peace is equal to her bravest valor in time of war.
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