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The most persistent sound which reverberates through man's history is the beating of war drums.

War is a poor chisel to carve out tomorrow.
A democracy which makes or even effectively prepares for modern, scientific war must necessarily cease to be democratic. No country can be really well prepared for modern war unless it is governed by a tyrant, at the head of a highly trained and perfectly obedient bureaucracy.
As long as men still feel they are nothing without a call to duty, they will look for a place in the world where they find themselves excellent at something. One of those places is, and has always been, battle.
A wage hike is very hard to take away, but bonuses and profit-sharing can disappear very quickly in hard times...More people are realizing that bonuses look like raises, but really aren't.
If the frontline people do count, you couldn't prove it by examining the reward systems in most organizations.
Blessings ever wait on virtuous deeds, and though a late, a sure reward succeeds.
Perhaps the reward of the spirit who tries is not the goal but the exercise.
Vice is its own reward. It is virtue which, if it is to be marketed with consumer appeal, must carry Green Shield stamps.
The idea of thanking staff should mean giving them something that they would never buy for themselves.
A reward cannot be valued if it is not understood
People think that if a man has undergone any hardship, he should have a reward; but for my part, if I have done the hardest possible day's work, and then come to sit down in a corner and eat my supper comfortably --why, then I don't think I deserve any reward for my hard day's work --for am I not now at peace? Is not my supper good?
What are we hoping to get out of it, what's it all in aid of -- is it really just for the sake of a gloved hand waving at you from a golden coach?
He that does good for good's sake seeks neither paradise nor reward, but he is sure of both in the end.
The reward of great men is that, long after they have died, one is not quite sure that they are dead.
Do you know the only thing that gives me pleasure? It's to see my dividends coming in.
Greater even than the pious man is he who eats that which is the fruit of his own toil; for scripture declares him twice-blessed.
Not in rewards, but in the strength to strive, the blessing lies.
Companies that give excellent service reward employees for providing it.
No man, who continues to add something to the material, intellectual and moral well-being of the place in which he lives, is left long without proper reward.
Great occasions do not make heroes or cowards; they simply unveil them to the eyes of men.
The cowards never started -- and the weak died along the way.
A light supper, a good night's sleep, and a fine morning have sometimes made a hero of the same man who, by an indigestion, a restless night, and a rainy morning would have proved a coward.
My valor is certainly going, it is sneaking off! I feel it oozing out as it were, at the palms of my hands!
Man gives every reason for his conduct save one, every excuse for his crimes save one, every plea for his safety save one; and that one is his cowardice.
When the adulation of life is gone, the coward sneaks to his death, but the brave live on.
A cowardly cur barks more fiercely than it bites.
All men would be cowards if they could.
There is a level of cowardice lower than that of the conformist: the fashionable non-conformist.
I'm a hero with coward's legs.
A coward is a hero with a wife, kids, and a mortgage.
It is the coward who fawns upon those above him. It is the coward who is insolent whenever he dares be so.
When cowardice is made respectable, its followers are without number both from among the weak and the strong; it easily becomes a fashion.
Cowards are cruel, but the brave love mercy and delight to save.
Covetousness like jealousy, when it has taken root, never leaves a person, but with their life. Cowardice is the dread of what will happen.
How many feasible projects have miscarried through despondency, and been strangled in their birth by a cowardly imagination.
A coward is one who in a perilous emergency thinks with his legs.
Open-mindedness should not be fostered because, as Scripture teaches, Truth is great and will prevail, nor because, as Milton suggests, Truth will always win in a free and open encounter. It should be fostered for its own sake.
To refuse awards is another way of accepting them with more noise than is normal.
The Oscars demonstrate the will of the people to control and judge those they have elected to stand above them (much, perhaps, as in bygone days, an election celebrated the same).