War and Peace
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Katz' Law: Man and nations will act rationally when all other possibilities have been exhausted.
It is impossible to defend perfectly against the attack of those who want to die.
A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won't cross the street to vote in a national election.
The pen may be stronger than the sword... but I'd rather have a sword in a dark alley.
The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.
I am become death, shatterer of worlds.
Today the real test of power is not the capacity to make war but the capacity to prevent it.
War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.