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for it must needs be that offenses come; but woe to that man by whom the offense cometh." If we shall suppose that American slavery is one of those offenses which, in the providence of God, must needs come, but which, having continued through his appointed time, he now wills to remove, and that he gives to both North and South this terrible war, as the woe due to those by whom the offense came, shall we discern therein any departure from those divine attributes which the believers in a living God always ascribe to him?
Have republics in practice been less addicted to war than monarchies?
Carthage, though a commercial republic, was the aggressor in the very war that ended in her destruction.
On May 21, 1905 A.D., when war threatened between Austria and Italy, the socialists of Italy, Austria, and Hungary held a conference at Trieste, and threatened a general strike of the workingmen of both countries in case war was declared.
In both countries the socialists came out in bold declaration against the war and threatened the general strike.
War and courage have done more great things than charity.
So live your life of obedience and of war! What matter about long life!
470 B: Theolytus says that he (Heracles) sailed across the sea in a cauldron (1); but the first to give this story is the author of the "War of the Titans".
To us, the wish or objection of this or that French corporal to serve a second term appears as much a cause as Napoleon's refusal to withdraw his troops beyond the Vistula and to restore the duchy of Oldenburg; for had he not wished to serve, and had a second, a third, and a thousandth corporal and private also refused, there would have been so many less men in Napoleon's army and the war could not have occurred.
There be many examples, where sea-fights have been final to the war; but this is when princes or states have set up their rest, upon the battles.
"Oh, my theory's this: war is on one side such a beastly, cruel, and awful thing, that no one man, not to speak of a Christian, can individually take upon himself the responsibility of beginning wars; that can only be done by a government, which is called upon to do this, and is driven inevitably into war.
These are the five besetting sins of a general, ruinous to the conduct of war.
Sometimes a war is entered upon, because the enemy is too strong; and sometimes, because he is too weak.
As to those just causes of war which proceed from direct and unlawful violence, it appears equally clear to me that one good national government affords vastly more security against dangers of that sort than can be derived from any other quarter.
It came to anchor in Baker's Bay, and proved to be a ship of war. Of what nation?