“A peace is of the nature of a conquest; for then both parties nobly are subdued, and neither party loser.”

William Shakespeare

“It is the old, old problem of the relation of means to ends. The ends that we set before ourselves are in most cases noble and fine; but unfortunately we can very seldom be bothered to use the means which alone will permit us to realize those noble ends. […] It is no use for us to want peace and to go on using war; to think that we can realize our noble ideal of world-brotherhood while exploiting an empire; and if we expect the government which represents us to behave pacifically in international affairs while we ourselves behave militaristically in business matters and towards our family and friends, we are merely fools.”

 

Aldous Huxley