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.
When crimes begin to pile up they become invisible. When sufferings become unendurable the cries are no longer heard. The cries, too, fall like rain in summer.[Wenn die Verbrechen sich häufen, werden sie unsichtbar. Wenn die Leiden unerträglich werden, hört man die Schreie nicht mehr. Auch die Shreie fallen wie der Sommerregen.]
Nothing is of greater importance in time of war than knowing how to make the best use of a fair opportunity when it is offered.[Sapere nella guerra conoscere l’occasione e pigliarla, giova più che niuna altra cosa.]
You wait for the war to happen like vultures. If you want to help, prevent the war. Don’t save the remnants. Save them all.
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.