"Men do not fail they give up trying."
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."Elihu Root on Frederick Douglass
"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."Elihu Root on Anais Nin
"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance."Elihu Root on Oscar Wilde
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"Elihu Root on Confucius
"Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men."Elihu Root on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."
"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."