War and Politics

“The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.”
– Illustrated London News, Jan. 14, 1911

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“[Marxism will] in a generation or so [go] into the limbo of most heresies, but meanwhile it will have poisoned the Russian Revolution.”
– Illustrated London News, July 19, 1919

“War is not ‘the best way of settling differences;’ it is the only way of preventing their being settled for you.”
– Illustrated London News, July 24, 1915

“There is a corollary to the conception of being too proud to fight. It is that the humble have to do most of the fighting.”
– “The Demons and Philosophers,” The Everlasting Man

“The only defensible war is a war of defense.”
– “The Shadow of the Sword,” Autobiography

“How quickly revolutions grow old; and, worse still, respectable.”
– The Listener, March 6, 1935