I tremble for my country when I hear of confidence expressed in me. I know too well my weakness that our only hope is in God.
I cannot trust a man to control others who cannot control himself.
Get correct views of life and learn to see the world in its true light. It will enable you to live pleasantly to do good and when summoned away to leave without regret.
It is good that war is so horrible or we might grow to like it.
It is well that war is so terrible. We should grow too fond of it.
The war… was an unnecessary condition of affairs and might have been avoided if forebearance and wisdom had been practiced on both sides.
This war is not about slavery.
What a cruel thing war is… to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors.