True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation.
Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.
I can only say that there is not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do, to see a plan adopted for the abolition of it - but there is only one proper and effectual mode by which it can be accomplished, and that is by Legislative authority: and this, as far as my suffrage will go, shall never be wanting.
To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.
John Kenneth Galbraith