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This is the true lesson of our history: war, preparation for war, and foreign military interventions have served for the most part not to protect us, as we are constantly told, but rather to sap our economic vitality and undermine our civil and economic liberties.
— Robert Higgs —

This protracted war will pass through three stages. The first stage covers the period of the enemy's strategic offensive and our strategic defensive. The second stage will be the period of the enemy's strategic consolidation and our preparation for the counter-offensive. The third stage will be the period of our strategic counter-offensive and the enemy's strategic retreat.

— Mao Tse-tung

I had a son in 1976. When I went to Europe, I met an Italian and we became friends. We would talk about what we would tell our families to do if the balloon went up. The conversation
strange and perhaps pathological as it was
bound us together. It was not war, it was not peace, but it was a place in the mind where the preparation for war and the anxiety that it generated created strange forms, such as plans for the movement of children in order to avoid a nuclear holocaust.

— George Friedman

Peace?' said Vetinari. 'Ah, yes, defined as period of time to allow for preparation for the next war.

— Terry Pratchett

Where resides the comforting knowledge of history's vast, cyclical sweep, the ebb and flow of wars and peace? Peace is the time of waiting for war. A time of preparation, or a time of willful ignorance, blind, blinkered and prattling behind secure walls.

— Steven Erikson

It is a grave matter to enter a war, without adequate military preparation; it may prove fatal to come into peace, without moral and religious preparation.

— Louis Finkelstein

Preparation for war is a constant stimulus to suspicion and ill will.

— James Monroe

There is no lie in war or preparation of war that can't be defended.

— Don DeLillo

There is no shorter road to defeat than by entering a war with inadequate preparation.

— Charles Lindbergh

Watch every tendency towards militarism, for we know that preparation for war leads to war.

— William Mulock

The cause of war is preparation for war.

— W.E.B. Du Bois

Proper turkey preparation is critical. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, more Americans die every year from eating improperly cooked turkey than were killed in the entire Peloponnesian War. This is because turkey can contain salmonella, which are tiny bacteria that, if they get in your bloodstream, develop into full-grown salmon, which could come leaping out of your mouth during an important business presentation.

— Dave Barry

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