Wars…destroy wealth, divert labor from useful objects, disturb commerce and credit, arrest the progress of internal improvements, shake the confidence of men in one another, and in their government, and paralyze the energy of the wise and good by making them despair of the cause of human advancement.
-Sir George Cornewall Lewis
(Liberal parliamentarian, UK Secretary of War, 1861-1863)
Preface to On the Government of Dependencies
Revised edition, ca 1841