(John Dos Passos (1896-1970), U.S. novelist, poet, playwright, painter. Fred Summers in 1919, of the trilogy U.S.A., The Modern Library, Random House, Inc. (1937).
Description of the European theater in the First World War.)
This spirit of mob-law is becoming as great an evil as a servile war.
(Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), U.S. president. Correspondence, letter, August 9, 1835, to Amos Kendall, V, 360.
The Charleston post office had been attacked by a mob protesting the delivery there of abolitionist literature.)
Anyone who thinks must think of the next war as they would of suicide.
(Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962), U.S. First Lady, author, and speaker. As quoted in Eleanor and Franklin, ch. 51, by Joseph P. Lash (1971).
In a January 21, 1941, speech at the National Conference on the Cause and Cure of War.)
(Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822-1893), U.S. president. Diary and Letters of Rutherford Birchard Hayes: Nineteenth President of the United States, vol. II, p. 585, ed. Charles Richard Williams, The Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society, 5 vols. (1922-1926), Hayes to Sophia Birchard Hayes (June 11, 1865).
Written to his mother on getting out of the army.)
How many people in the United States do you think will be willing to go to war to free Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania?
(Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945), U.S. president. Edward M. Bennett, Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Search for Victory: American-Soviet Relations, 1939-1945, pp. 173-174, Scholarly Resources, Inc. (1990). Jim Bishop, FDR's Last Year, p. 468, William Morrow & Co., Inc. (1974).
Eleanor Roosevelt expressed shock at the surrender of these small countries to Soviet control. Roosevelt realistically perceived that the Russians were not going to give up the area through which they were attacked twice in a generation by the Germans. He did not for a moment believe that Americans were willing to fight for the freedom of these little republics.)