Will not urge war to dominate the world,
For such a course is bound to haunt is taker.
Fields where armies camp grow thorns and weeds,
And plague and famine follow every war.
With the fruits of victory desist;
Never seek to break a beaten foe,
And flaunt no prowess with the victory,
Assert no strength, show no pride;
Be a victor against your will,
A victor who will not dominate.
“Beware old age in pride of manly might”:
This warns to work not against the Way.
“Work against the Way, die before your day.”
– Moss Roberts
-Tao Te Ching
“War, in the end, is always about betrayal, betrayal of the young by the old, of soldiers by politicians, and of idealists by cynics.”
“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.”
-Dwight D. Eisenhower.
“My personal opinion is that if someone writes honestly about war, it will inherently be anti-war.”