„I would never have drawn my sword in the cause of America, if I could have conceived that thereby I was founding a land of slavery.“

—  Marquês de La Fayette, As quoted in a letter by Thomas Clarkson (3 October 1845), published in The Liberty Bell (1846), p. 64
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„Though I have been trained as a soldier, and participated in many battles, there never was a time when, in my opinion, some way could not be found to prevent the drawing of the sword.“

—  Ulysses S. Grant 18th President of the United States 1822 - 1885
Context: Though I have been trained as a soldier, and participated in many battles, there never was a time when, in my opinion, some way could not be found to prevent the drawing of the sword. I look forward to an epoch when a court, recognized by all nations, will settle international differences, instead of keeping large standing armies as they do in Europe. As quoted in "International Arbitration" by W. H. Dellenback in The Commencement Annual, University of Michigan (30 June 1892) and in A Half Century of International Problems: A Lawyer's Views (1954) by Frederic René Coudert, p. 180.

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—  H. H. Asquith Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1852 - 1928
Context: We shall never sheathe the sword, which we have not lightly drawn, until Belgium recovers in full measure all, and more than all, that she has sacrificed; until France is adequately secured against the menace of aggression; until the rights of the smaller nationalities of Europe are placed upon an unassailable foundation; and until the military domination of Prussia is wholly and finally destroyed. Speech at Guildhall, 9 November 1914; see

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„If I were to live my life over again, I would be an American. I would steep myself in America, I would know no other land.“

—  Henry James American novelist, short story author, and literary critic 1843 - 1916
Said to Hamlin Garland in 1906 and quoted by Garland in Roadside Meetings (1930; reprinted by Kessinger Publishing, 2005, , ch. XXXVI: Henry James at Rye (p. 461).

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—  John Donne English poet 1572 - 1631
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„I would like to state at this time that I am not now and have never been... a member of the Boy Scouts of America.“

—  Tom Lehrer American singer-songwriter and mathematician 1928
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„I think journalism was the most important thing I could have done with my life. I just can't think of anything I could have done with my life that would have been more meaningful.“

—  John Seigenthaler American journalist, writer, and political figure 1927 - 2014
Reported in his Tennessean's obituary; quoted in "John Seigenthaler dies at 86" http://www.poynter.org/2014/john-seigenthaler-dies-at-86/258597/ by Andrew Beaujon, poynter.org (11 July 2014)

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„I never in my whole life could make a drawing like that; I would at any time have given one of my little fingers to have made such a one [one of Girtin's yellow drawings].“

—  J.M.W. Turner British Romantic landscape painter, water-colourist, and printmaker 1775 - 1851
remark of Turner to Chambers Hall, (before 1855); as cited in The Life of J. M. W. Turner R.A. , Walter Thornbury - A new Edition, Revised https://ia601807.us.archive.org/24/items/gri_33125004491185/gri_33125004491185.pdf; London Chatto & Windus, 1897, p. 61

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