In justice to human society it may perhaps be said of almost all the polities and civil institutions in the world however imperfect that they have been founded in and carried on with very considerable wisdom.
It is now conventional wisdom that Americans do not care why we went to war in Iraq that it is enough that the world is better off without Saddam Hussein.
If God had sufficient wisdom and power to construct such a beautiful world as this then we must admit that his wisdom and power are immeasurably greater than that of man and hence he is qualified to reign as king.
And when the world is created it is created in such a way that those eternal objects of God's loving wisdom become actualities - interacting with one another relating to God in the finite realm.
We learned in World War II that no single nation holds a monopoly on wisdom morality or right to power but that we must fight for the weak and promote democracy.
I find that to be a fool as to worldly wisdom and to commit my cause to God not fearing to offend men who take offence at the simplicity of truth is the only way to remain unmoved at the sentiments of others.
Honesty is the rarest wealth anyone can possess and yet all the honesty in the world ain't lawful tender for a loaf of bread.
Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.
All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it and I shall move the world.
The Sandinista government became consumed with fighting a war of survival. They were up against the biggest superpower in the world.
I'm actually reading 'World War Z' again! It's incredibly realistic and it's written as an oral history through interviews with different characters. Max Brooks wrote this book in so many different voices. There are about forty or so. It's incredible. When I finish 'World War Z' I'm going to go back and start again on the 'Game of Thrones' series.
I'm old enough to remember the end of World War II. On Aug. 14 1946 a year after the Japanese were defeated most newspapers and magazines had single articles commemorating the end of the war.
World War II has always been of great interest to me. I've known for decades that it was just one more war the politicians suckered us into.
I had two family members involved in World War I: two great-uncles. One of them is on a memorial in France. And the other was a trench runner who survived the war. The average life span of a trench runner was 36 hours but he survived the whole war.
My mother lived in Holland and during World War II was incarcerated in a Japanese camp for three years.
We're fighting an enemy that is far different than any we have got before. It's a nontraditional kind of war and I think we need to step back recalibrate how we go about protecting our borders and protecting our people and resetting our position in the world.
That sense of what happened in Europe in World War II has shaped a lot of my views.
In a world of inhumanity war and terrorism American citizenship is a very precious possession.
We had four years of world war which the peoples endured only because they were told that their sufferings would free humanity forever from the scourge of war.
The vast upheaval of the World War set in motion forces that will either destroy civilization or raise mankind to undreamed of heights of human welfare and prosperity.
In our modern world of interdependent nations hardly any state can wage war successfully without raising loans and buying war materials of every kind in the markets of other nations.
Four years of world war at a cost in human suffering which our minds are mercifully too limited to imagine led to the very clear realization that international anarchy must be abandoned if civilization was to survive.
My grandfather was a general in the Nationalist Chinese Air Force during World War II and I grew up hearing the pilot stories and seeing pictures of him in uniform.