“War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector employs the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today.”
–John F. Kennedy, Letter to Navy friend, quoted in Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., A Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House (Houghton Mifflin, 1965), 88.
I found the quote in a magazine called Plough Quarterly, which I HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
“I promised him I would bear it,” she said. “And I will. You have to bear things. Think what soldiers bear! Papa is a soldier. If there was a war he would have to bear marching and thirstiness and, perhaps, deep wounds. And he would never say a word–not one word.”
–Frances Hodgson Burnett, A Little Princess
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