All knew that this interest was, somehow, the cause of the war
. To strengthen, perpetuate, and extend this interest was the object for which the insurgents would rend the Union, even by war
; while the government claimed no right to do more than to restrict the territorial enlargement of it.
To secure the favor and interest of this enterprising and powerful monarch, he precipitated England into a war
with France, contrary to the plainest dictates of policy, and at the hazard of the safety and independence, as well of the kingdom over which he presided by his counsels, as of Europe in general.
And truly the war
would have done all these things had it not been for the socialists.
Your enemy shall ye seek; your war
shall ye wage, and for the sake of your thoughts!
277 D: The poet of the "War
of the Titans", whether Eumelus of Corinth or Arctinus, writes thus in his second book: `Upon the shield were dumb fish afloat, with golden faces, swimming and sporting through the heavenly water.'
Consequently, it would only have been necessary for Metternich, Rumyantsev, or Talleyrand, between a levee and an evening party, to have taken proper pains and written a more adroit note, or for Napoleon to have written to Alexander: "My respected Brother, I consent to restore the duchy to the Duke of Oldenburg"- and there would have been no war
Incident to this point is, for a state to have those laws or customs, which may reach forth unto them just occasions (as may be pretended) of war
. For there is that justice, imprinted in the nature of men, that they enter not upon wars
(whereof so many calamities do ensue) but upon some, at the least specious, grounds and quarrels.
"No one has declared war
, but people sympathize with their neighbors' sufferings and are eager to help them," said Sergey Ivanovitch.
Philopoemen,[*] Prince of the Achaeans, among other praises which writers have bestowed on him, is commended because in time of peace he never had anything in his mind but the rules of war
; and when he was in the country with friends, he often stopped and reasoned with them: "If the enemy should be upon that hill, and we should find ourselves here with our army, with whom would be the advantage?
So, the student of war
who is unversed in the art of war
of varying his plans, even though he be acquainted with the Five Advantages, will fail to make the best use of his men.
In obedience, therefore, to his honour's commands, I related to him the Revolution under the Prince of Orange; the long war
with France, entered into by the said prince, and renewed by his successor, the present queen, wherein the greatest powers of Christendom were engaged, and which still continued: I computed, at his request, "that about a million of YAHOOS might have been killed in the whole progress of it; and perhaps a hundred or more cities taken, and five times as many ships burnt or sunk."
The JUST causes of war
, for the most part, arise either from violation of treaties or from direct violence.