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There is a savage beast in every man, and when you hand that man a sword or spear and send him forth to war, the beast stirs.
In fact, war may be just another obstacle an enlightened species learns to overcome, like pestilence, hunger, and poverty.
When the rich wage war, it's the poor who die.
Most wars are not fought over shortages of resources such as food and water, but rather over conquest, revenge, and ideology.
Climate change could produce a lot of misery and waste without necessarily leading to large-scale armed conflict, which depends more on ideology and bad governance than on resource scarcity.
Today we take it for granted that war happens in smaller, poorer and more backward countries.
War is God's way of teaching Americans geography. 
The European wars of religion were more deadly than the First World War, proportionally speaking, and in the range of the Second World War in Europe. The Inquisition, the persecution of heretics and infidels and witches, they racked up pretty high death tolls.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
I think that this is the first war in history that on the morrow the victors sued for peace and the vanquished called for unconditional surrender.
When rich people fight wars with one another, poor people are the ones to die.
Who lacks armament should avoid argument.
He will win who knows when to fight and when not to fight.

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