„A skilful leech is better far
Than half an hundred men of war,
So he appear'd; and by his skill,
No less than dint of sword, cou'd kill.“

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„Cruelty is the worst of sins. It is far better to worship a false God, than to injure your neighbor—far better to bow before a monstrosity of stone, than to enslave your fellow-men.“

—  Robert G. Ingersoll Union United States Army officer 1833 - 1899
Context: I do not think idolatry the worst of sins. Cruelty is the worst of sins. It is far better to worship a false God, than to injure your neighbor—far better to bow before a monstrosity of stone, than to enslave your fellow-men.

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„He who saves you from war is better than he who sends you to war.“

—  Ilana Mercer South African writer
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„Those who look in mankind only for their own littleness, and make them believe in that, kill more than he ever will in all his wars.“

—  Mary Renault English novelist 1905 - 1983
Context: It is better to believe in men too rashly, and regret, than believe too meanly. Men could be more than they are, if they would try for it. He has shown them that. How many have tried, because of him? Not only those I have seen; there will be men to come. Those who look in mankind only for their own littleness, and make them believe in that, kill more than he ever will in all his wars. On Alexander the Great, p. 312

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„Better to have beasts that let themselves be killed than men who run away.“

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„To jaw-jaw is always better than to war-war.“

—  Winston S. Churchill Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1874 - 1965
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„Beneath the rule of men entirely great,
The pen is mightier than the sword.“

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„Hang (hang without fail, so the people see) no fewer than one hundred known kulaks, rich men, bloodsuckers.“

—  Vladimir Lenin Russian politician, led the October Revolution 1870 - 1924
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—  Mary Renault, The Persian Boy
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