Friday, November 18, 2005

Eternal peace is a dream --and not even a beautiful one. War is part of God's world-order. Within it unfold the noblest virtues of men, courage and renunciation, loyalty to duty and readiness for sacrifice--at the hazzard of one's life. Without war the world would sink into a swamp of materialism.

Helmuth von Moltke the Elder,
"On the Nature of War",
December 11, 1880

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