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NUMBER: 1923
AUTHOR: Herbert Clark Hoover (1874–1964)
QUOTATION: Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die. And it is youth who must inherit the tribulation, the sorrow and the triumphs that are the aftermath of war.
ATTRIBUTION: HERBERT HOOVER, address to the 23d Republican national convention, Chicago, Illinois, June 27, 1944.—Official Report of the Proceedings of the Twenty-third Republican National Convention, p. 166 (1944).