Jonathan Swift (c. 1667-1745)
“Sometimes a war is entered upon, because the enemy is too strong, and sometimes because he is too weak. Sometimes our neighbours want the things which we have, or have the things which we want; and we both fight, till they take ours or give us theirs.”
- Gulliver’s Travels (Voyage to the Houyhnhnms, chapter 5) by Jonathan Swift. New York: Washington Square Press, 1970.