"Flag of truce, Excellency."

"Well, what do the revolutionists want?"

"They would like to exchange a couple of Generals for a can of condensed


If you favor war, dig a trench in your backyard, fill it half full of

water, crawl into it, and stay there for a day or two without anything

to eat, get a lunatic to shoot at you with a brace of revolvers and a

machine gun, and you will have something just as good, and you will save

your country a great deal of expense.

"Who are those people who are cheering?" asked the recruit as the

soldiers marched to the train.

"Those," replied the veteran, "are the people who are not


He who did well in war, just earns the right

To begin doing well in peace.

--_Robert Browning_.

A great and lasting war can never be supported on this principle

[patriotism] alone. It must be aided by a prospect of interest, or some

reward.--_George Washington_.

_See also_ Arbitration, International; European War.