Friendly Persuasion (film)

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Friendly Persuasion is the title of a film released in 1956, starring Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire and Anthony Perkins.


Memorable quotes regarding violence include:

  • "God is love."
  • "Are you afraid to fight?"
  • "I often ask myself what I would do if I saw my family wife and children's lives in danger"
  • "They're just humans like us"
  • "It's wrong to fight"
  • "I wonder what it feels like to die?"
  • "This is our home, we'll not leave it"
  • "If I'm going down...I'm going down fight'n."
  • "Anyone of us would die to protect each other but that's not what thee will be asked no Josh. What thee'll be asked to do to kill"
  • "Any man who kills innocent women and children is my mortal enemy!"
  • "Thou Shalt Not Kill!"
  • "I hate fighting...I don't want to die!..I don't know if I could kill anyone if I tried!...but I have to try so long as others have too!"
  • "I'm his father not his concious"
  • "A man's life ain't worth a hill of beans 'cept he lives up to his own expectations."
  • "Come back alive!"
  • "Last week you told my son he was going to hell for fighting, this week your telling Jess he's got to fight, if your so eager then get going!"
  • "I wish someone would hold out for a better way."
  • "Kill a Johnny Reb for me" "Never talk that way about a man's life"
  • "He's not very old...I killed him."
  • "Thee did what thee had to."

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