“War is a quarrel between two thieves too cowardly to fight their own battle; therefore they take boys from one village and another village, stick them into uniforms, equip them with guns, and let them loose like wild beasts against each other.”
Thomas Carlyle (1795 to 1881)
A Scottish historian and essayist, whose major works include The French Revolution, 3 volumes. (1837), On Heroes, Hero-Worship, The Heroic in History (1841), and The History of Friedrich II of Prussia, Called Frederick the Great, 6 volumes. (1858–65).