Elihu Root Quotes and its meanings

Elihu Root has written on many topics. Some of the topics he has discussed most are as follows;

Faith Government Men Patience Peace War

Elihu Root quotes about Men

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What does Elihu Root write about?

Elihu Root has written on many topics but he is most famous for his work about faith, government, men, patience, peace & war. People always share Faith quotes, Government quotes, men, patience, peace & war from his literary works.

What are the top most famous quotes by Elihu Root?

Here are the top most famous quotes by Elihu Root.

  • The mere assemblage of peace loving people to interchange convincing reasons for their common faith, mere exhortation and argument to the public in favor of peace in general fall short of the mark.
  • The growth of modern constitutional government compels for its successful practice the exercise of reason and considerate judgment by the individual citizens who constitute the electorate.
  • Men do not fail they give up trying.
  • Secretary of War Stanton used to get out of patience with Lincoln because he was all the time pardoning men who ought to be shot.
  • It is to be observed that every case of war averted is a gain in general, for it helps to form a habit of peace, and community habits long continued become standards of conduct.
  • It is not uncommon in modern times to see governments straining every nerve to keep the peace, and the people whom they represent, with patriotic enthusiasm and resentment over real or fancied wrongs, urging them forward to war.
  • To deal with the true causes of war one must begin by recognizing as of prime relevancy to the solution of the problem the familiar fact that civilization is a partial, incomplete, and, to a great extent, superficial modification of barbarism.