Nothing relinquished is lost; everthing finds its true balance, its equilibrium in God...
To retreat now, I believe, would put at hazard all that we hold dearest, turn the United Nations back into a talking shop, stifle the first steps of progress in the Middle East; leave the Iraqi people to the mercy of events on which we would have relinquished all power to influence for the better.
If it is not profitable for the common good that authority should be retained, it ought to be relinquished.barbara tuchman
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