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 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.
There is hardly such a thing as a war in which it makes no difference who wins. Nearly always one stands more or less for progress, the other side more or less for reaction.