1914 - The most memorable Quotes of the year

1914 - The most memorable Quotes of the year

Everything would get better and better. This was the world I was born in. Suddenly, unexpectedly, one morning in 1914 the whole thing came to an end.

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This is a war to end all wars.
This book is to be neither an accusation nor a confession, and least of all an adventure, for death is not an adventure to those who stand face to face with it. It will try simply to tell of a generation of men who, even though they may have escaped shells, were destroyed by the war.
Bombardment, barrage, curtain-fire, mines, gas, tanks, machine-guns, hand-grenades - words, words, but they hold the horror of the world.
We are not youth any longer. We don't want to take the world by storm. We are fleeing. We fly from ourselves. From our life. We were eighteen and had begun to love life and the world; and we had to shoot it to pieces. The first bomb, the first explosion, burst in our hearts. We are cut off from activity, from striving, from progress. We believe in such things no longer, we believe in the war.
Too many people live too much in the past. The past must be a springboard, not a sofa.
Tradition does not mean that the living are dead, it means that the dead are living.
No man succeeds without a good woman behind him. Wife or mother, if it is both, he is twice blessed indeed.
To be alive at all involves some risk.

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