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War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.

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John Stuart Mill

English philosopher and economist remembered for his interpretations of empiricism and utilitarianism (1806-1873)

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戰爭是一件醜陋的事情,但不是最醜陋的事情。認為沒有什麼值得戰爭的道德和愛國情感的腐朽和退化狀態要糟糕得多。沒有任何他願意為之奮鬥的人,沒有什麼比他自己的人身安全更重要的,是一個悲慘的生物,除非通過比他自己更好的人的努力製造和保持,否則沒有機會獲得自由。

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