John Paul Jones famously remarked in one of the most well-known war quotes that he had not yet begun to fight. But as we've come to learn over the years, there is rarely any glory in war, at least in modern warfare. Instead, there is only glory in the history books of epic battles fought long ago, before we got really efficient at killing one another. Except in rare cases, war rarely solves anything and in the intervening years, we often forget what we were even fighting for or against. What we do learn through war quotes, are the words of Herdotus: "In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sons."
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Often known as "Honest Abe," or "the Great Emancipator," Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States. Embroiled in a Civil War for much of his presidency, Lincoln was staunchly opposed to the expansion of slavery. During his administration he also broadly expanded the powers of the presidency, going so far as to personally direct the war effort and forcing the eventual surrender of the Confederacy. His leadership abilities and his political skills have had a lasting impact on U.S. politics and the presidency itself. He not only ended slavery, but brought about Westward …
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