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Allan Massie
Blunders are an inescapable feature of war, because choice in military affairs lies generally between the bad and the worse.

Marcus Tullius Cicero
An unjust peace is better than a just war.

Thomas Hardy
Had he and I but met by some old ancient inn, we should have sat us down to wet right many a nipperkin! But ranged as infantry and staring face to face, I shot at him as he at me and killed him in his place. I shot him dead because - because he was my foe, Just so: my foe of course he was that's clear enough although he thought he'd list, perhaps, off-hand like - just as I - was out of work had sold his traps no other reason why. Yes, quaint and curious war is! You shoot a fellow down. You'd treat, if met where any bar is, or help to half a crown.

Harrison Ford
Peace is not the absence of war but the presence of justice.

Hubert Humphrey
For the first time in the history of mankind, one generation literally has the power to destroy the past, the present and the future, the power to bring time to an end.

Dwight David Eisenhower
The most terrible job in warfare is to be a second lieutenant leading a platoon when you are on the battlefield.

Alfred Tennyson
Till the war-drum throbb`d no longer, and the battle-flags were furl`d In the parliament of man the Federation of the world.

Benjamin Franklin
There never was a good war or a bad peace.

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