• War is not courtesy but the most horrible thing in life; and we ought to understand that, and not play at war. We ought to accept this terrible necessity sternly and seriously. It all lies in that: get rid of falsehood and let war be war and not a game.

    Leo Tolstoy (2013). “Delphi Complete Works of Leo Tolstoy (Illustrated)”, p.1507, Delphi Classics