I am utterly convinced that Science and Peace will triumph over Ignorance and War, that nations will eventually unite not to destroy but to edify, and that the future will belong to those who have done the most for the sake of suffering humanity.
War is not a life: it is a situation, one which may neither be ignored nor accepted, a problem to be met with ambush and stratagem, enveloped or scattered.
War has a momentum of its own and it carries you away from all thoughtful intentions when you get into it.
War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it.
Total war is no longer only between all members of one national community and all those of another: it is also total because it will very likely set the whole world up in flames.