n. A society united by delusions about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbors.
History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives.
— Abba Eban
The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.
— David Friedman
Every nation ridicules other nations, and all are right.
— Arthur Schopenhauer