Wisdom never lies
The difficulty is not so great to die for a friend, as to find a friend worth dying for.
After the event, even a fool is wise
Without a sign, his sword the brave man draws, and asks no omen but his country's cause
I have suffered much from waves and wars, and now let this trial join the rest.
It is far easier to make war than to make peace
(September 28, 1841 - November 24, 1929)
Anybody remotely interesting is mad, in some way or another.
What breaks in a moment may take years to mend.