Yet were they as often engaged in wars
, offensive and defensive, as the neighboring monarchies of the same times.
should be called off, or the general strike would continue.
of latter ages seem to be made in the dark, in respect of the glory, and honor, which reflected upon men from the wars
, in ancient time.
"But who has declared war
on the Turks?--Ivan Ivanovitch Ragozov and Countess Lidia Ivanovna, assisted by Madame Stahl?"
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.
Ye say it is the good cause which halloweth even war
? I say unto you: it is the good war
which halloweth every cause.
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.
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
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?
Sun Tzu said: In war
, the general receives his commands from the sovereign, collects his army and concentrates his forces
It came to anchor in Baker's Bay, and proved to be a ship of war
. Of what nation?