Words for War: Seven Unknown Quotes on War, Part 8
By John DeRosa
“Few of us can hold on to our real selves long enough to discover the real truths about ourselves and this whirling earth to which we cling. This is especially true of men in war. The great god Mars tries to blind us when we enter his realm, and when we leave he gives us a generous cup of the waters of Lethe to drink.”
Gray, Jesse Glenn. The Warriors: Reflections on Men in Battle. First Bison Books, 1998.
“There are many ways of fighting. Many a man or woman has waged a good war for truth, honor, and freedom, who did not shed blood in the process. Beware of those who would use violence, too often it is the violence they want and neither truth nor freedom.”
L’Amour, Louis. The Walking Drum. Bantam, 2005.Read More