An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





Peace, above all things, is to be desired, but blood must sometimes be spilled to obtain it on equable and lasting terms.


Andrew Jackson (1767-1845, American President (7th))


The future can be anything we want it to be, providing we have the faith and that we realize that peace, no less than war, required ''blood and sweat and tears.''


Charles F. Kettering (1876-1958, American engineer, inventor)


Young blood must have its course, lad, and every dog its day.


Charles Kingsley (1819-1875, British author, clergyman)


No one need think that the world can be ruled without blood. The civil sword shall and must be red and bloody.


Martin Luther (1483-1546, German leader of the protestant reformation)


Blood will tell, but often it tells too much.


Don Marquis (1878-1937, American humorist, journalist)


The best blood will at some time get into a fool or a mosquito.


Austin O'Malley


A pint of sweat will save a gallon of blood.


George S. Patton (1885-1945, American army general during World War II)


Blood is a cleansing and sanctifying thing, and the nation that regards it as the final horror has lost its manhood... there are many things more horrible than bloodshed, and slavery is one of them!


Padraic Pearse


The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church.


Tertullian (160-240, Roman Christian author and polemicist)


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