"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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