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" But in the midst of doubt, in the collapse of creeds, there is one thing I do not doubt, that no man who lives in the same world with most of us can doubt, and that is that the faith is true and adorable which leads a soldier to throw away his life in... "
The Bourgeois Virtues: Ethics for an Age of Commerce - Página 192
por Deirdre Nansen McCloskey - 2010 - 634 páginas
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The Supreme Court Reborn: The Constitutional Revolution in the Age of Roosevelt

William E. Leuchtenburg - 1996 - 368 páginas
...result" The thricewounded veteran of the Civil War—who once said that "the faith is true and adorable which leads a soldier to throw away his life in obedience to a blindly accepted duty"—then enunciated gruffly what he saw to be the fundamental principle in the case: We have seen...
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The Essential Holmes: Selections from the Letters, Speeches, Judicial ...

Oliver Wendell Holmes - 1996 - 342 páginas
...lives in the same world with most of us can doubt, and that is that the faith is true and adorable which leads a soldier to throw away his life in obedience...notion, under tactics of which he does not see the use. Most men who know battle know the cynic force with which the thoughts of common sense will assail them...
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Religion and the American Civil War

Randall M. Miller, Harry S. Stout, Charles Reagan Wilson - 1998 - 448 páginas
...was existential, and God was gone from that faith. "The faith is true and adorable," Holmes wrote, "which leads a soldier to throw away his life in obedience...notion, under tactics of which he does not see the use."42 When Mark Twain linked religion and war, he was bitter at the hypocrisy of standing up for...
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Active Radio: Pacifica's Brash Experiment

Jeff Land - 1999 - 179 páginas
...collapse of creeds, there is one thing I do not doubt, . . . that is that the faith is true and adorable which leads a soldier to throw away his life in obedience...notion, under tactics of which he does not see the use. — OLIVER W. HOLMES, "THE SOLDIER'S FAITH," IN THE M/ND AND FAITH or JUSTICE HOLMES, SELECTED AND...
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Gallant Fourteenth: The Story of an Indiana Civil War Regiment

Nancy Niblack Baxter - 1980 - 205 páginas
...collapse of creeds, there is one thing I do not doubt, and that is that faith is true and adorable which leads a soldier to throw away his life in obedience to a blind accepted duty, in a cause which he little understands, in a plan of campaigns of which he has...
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Law Without Values: The Life, Work, and Legacy of Justice Holmes

Albert W. Alschuler - 2000 - 325 páginas
...lives in the same world with most of us can doubt, and that is that the faith is true and adorable which leads a soldier to throw away his life in obedience...notion, under tactics of which he does not see the use.72 Roosevelt wrote Senator Lodge, "By Jove, that speech of Holmes was fine."73 The president judged...
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Vietnam Shadows: The War, Its Ghosts, and Its Legacy

Arnold R. Isaacs - 2000 - 256 páginas
...gooks. . . . Like Oliver Wendell Holmes's soldier of the Civil War, the Vietnam combatant was involved "in a cause which he little understands, in a plan...notion, under tactics of which he does not see the use." This may make him a transcendently noble figure, as Holmes believed, or a tragic victim of senseless...
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The Culture of Defense

Christopher D. Van Aller - 2001 - 187 páginas
...most of us can doubt, and that is that the faith is true and adorable which leads a soldier to throw his life in obedience to a blindly accepted duty, in a cause which he little understands, in a campaign of which he has no notion, under tactics of which he does not see the use.24 While citizen-soldiers...
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Race and Reunion

David W. BLIGHT - 2009 - 528 páginas
...lives in the same world with most of us can doubt, and that is that the faith is true and adorable which leads a soldier to throw away his life in obedience...little understands, in a plan of campaign of which he does not see the use.74 In this church of soldiers' fraternalism, the only enemies left, by and large,...
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The Lost Promise of Patriotism: Debating American Identity, 1890-1920

Jonathan M. Hansen - 2010 - 280 páginas
...class of Harvard College on Memorial Day, 1895, could praise as "true and adorable" the "faith . . . which leads a soldier to throw away his life in obedience...notion, under tactics of which he does not see the use." 2 If Holmes's sentiment seems unremarkable from a twenty-first-century perspective, remarkable indeed...
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