Tag: Civil wars

Quotes May 28, 2021

“From whence shall we expect the approach of danger? Shall some trans-Atlantic military giant step the earth and crush us at a blow? Never. All the armies of Europe and Asia…could not by force take a drink from the Ohio River or make a track on the Blue Ridge in the trial of a thousand years. No, if destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of free men we will live forever or die by suicide.”
Abraham Lincoln
 
 
 
 
“Are you a communist?”
“No I am an anti-fascist”
“For a long time?”
“Since I have understood fascism.”
Ernest Hemingway, For Whom the Bell Tolls
 
 
 
 
“It was not well to drive men into final corners; at those moments they could all develop teeth and claws.”
Stephen Crane, The Red Badge of Courage
 
 
 
 
“When the masses are against you, when fear is on every side, and when it seems like you are standing alone, that is when you should stand the tallest. That is when you plant yourself like a mountain, and you do what your heart knows is right. Even if death will be your only reward.”
Ammar Habib, The Heart of Aleppo: A Story of the Syrian Civil War