Anyone who thinks must think of the next war as they would of suicide.
(Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962), U.S. First Lady, author, and speaker. As quoted in Eleanor and Franklin, ch. 51, by Joseph P. Lash (1971).
In a January 21, 1941, speech at the National Conference on the Cause and Cure of War.)
This spirit of mob-law is becoming as great an evil as a servile war.
(Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), U.S. president. Correspondence, letter, August 9, 1835, to Amos Kendall, V, 360.
The Charleston post office had been attacked by a mob protesting the delivery there of abolitionist literature.)
(John Dos Passos (1896-1970), U.S. novelist, poet, playwright, painter. Fred Summers in 1919, of the trilogy U.S.A., The Modern Library, Random House, Inc. (1937).
Description of the European theater in the First World War.)
War is regarded as nothing but the continuation of state policy with other means.
(Karl Von Clausewitz (1780-1831), Prussian soldier, strategist. On War, author's note (1833), trans. by O.J. Matthijs Jolles (1943).
The notion is expressed in variant forms in different parts of the book.)
One must know that war is common, justice is strife, and everything happens according to strife and necessity.
(Heraclitus (c. 535-475 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Diels-Kranz, Fragmente der Vorsokratiker, 22B80.
Heraclitus, one of the two or three most influential philosophers before Socrates, was known as "the riddler" or "the obscure.")