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Wars are to be undertaken in order that it may be possible to live in peace without molestation.
  [Lat., Bella suscipienda sunt ob eam causam, ut sine injuria in pace vivatur.]
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short),
        De Officiis (I, 11)

An army abroad is of little use unless there are prudent counsels at home.
  [Lat., Parvi enim sunt foris arma, nisi est consilium domi.]
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short),
        De Officiis (I, 22)

Let war be so carried on that no other object may seem to be sought but the acquisition of peace.
  [Lat., Bellum autem ita suscipiatur, ut nihil aliud, nisi pax, quaesita videatur.]
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short),
        De Officiis (I, 23)

The law is silent during war.
  [Lat., Silent leges inter arma.]
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short),
        Oratio Pro Annio Milone (IV)

For your altars and your fires.
  [Lat., Pro aris et focis.]
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short),
        Oration for Roscius (ch. V)

Endless money forms the sinews of war.
  [Lat., Nervi belli pecunia infinita.]
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short),
        Philippics (V, 2, 5)

That men should kill one another for want of somewhat else to do, which is the case of all volunteers in war, seems to be so horrible to humanity that there needs no divinity to control it.
      - Lord Clarendon, Edward Hyde

Well, here's to the Maine, and I'm sorry for Spain,
  Said Kelly and Burke and Shea.
      - Joseph Ignatius Constantine Clarke,
        The Fighting Race

War therefore is an act of violence intended to compel our opponent to fulfil our will.
      - Karl von Clausewitz, On War (bk. I, ch. I)

We made war to the end--to the very end of the end.
      - Georges B.E. Clemenceau,
        Message to American People

What voice did on my spirit fall,
  Peschiera, when thy bridge I crost?
    'Tis better to have fought and lost
      That never to have fought at all!
      - Arthur Hugh Clough, Peschiera

War in fact is becoming contemptible, and ought to be put down by the great nations of Europe, just as we put down a vulgar mob.
      - Mortimer Collins, Thoughts in my Garden
         (II, 243)

A wise minister would rather preserve peace than gain a victory, because he knows that even the most successful war leaves nations generally more poor, always more profligate, than it found them.
      - Charles Caleb Colton

War kills men, and men deplore the lose; but war also crushes bad principles and tyrants, and so saves societies.
      - Charles Caleb Colton

Wars are to the body politic, what drams are to the individual. There are times when they may prevent a sudden death, but if frequently resorted to, or long persisted in, they heighten the energies only to hasten the dissolution.
      - Charles Caleb Colton

To lead an uninstructed people to war is to throw them away.
      - Confucius

The flames of Moscow were the aurora of the liberty of the world.
      - Henri Benjamin Constant de Rebecque,
        Esprit de Conquete (preface)

War's a game, which, were their subjects wise,
  Kings would not play at.
      - William Cowper

But war's a game, which, were their subjects wise,
  Kings would not play at.
      - William Cowper, Task (bk. V, l. 187)

Hence jarring sectaries may learn
  Their real interest to discern;
    That brother should not war with brother,
      And worry and devour each other.
      - William Cowper,
        The Nightingale and Glow-Worm

General Taylor never surrenders.
      - Thomas Leonidas Crittenden,
        Reply to Gen. Santa Anna, at Buena Vista

We give up the fort when there's not a man left to defend it.
      - General George Croghan, at Fort Stevenson

A man-of-war is the best ambassador.
      - Oliver Cromwell

We must conquer war, or war will conquer us.
      - Ely Culbertson

Wars have never hurt anybody except the people who die.
      - Salvador Dali

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