Quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt
There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.
This quote reflects the idea that in life, there are numerous paths and options for progress and growth. However, when one chooses to remain stagnant or avoid taking any action, there is only one outcome: standing still with no advancement. It emphasizes the importance of embracing change, making decisions, and taking steps forward in order to move ahead and realize personal or collective goals. The quote serves as a reminder that remaining still may hinder personal development or prevent one from reaching their desired destination.
Confidence in the principles of an enemy must remain even during war, otherwise a peace could never be concluded; and hostilities would degenerate into a war of extermination since war in fact is but the sad resource employed in a state of nature in defence of rights; force standing there in lieu of juridical tribunals. Neither of the two parties can be accused of injustice, since for that purpose a juridical decision would be necessary. But here the event of a battle (as formerly the judgments of God) determines the justice of either party; since between states there cannot be a war of punishment no subordination existing between them. A war, therefore, which might cause the destruction of both parties at once, together with the annihilation of every right, would permit the conclusion of a perpetual peace only upon the vast burial-ground of the human species.