War That Aims for Peace

“I will never meddle with any strife but that which shall have peace to be the end of it. No war is good upon any terms, taken up upon the justest ground, unless it aims at peace. That soldier is a murderer who sheds blood not in reference to peace. The swords and ensigns of soldiers should have this motto upon them: ‘thus we seek peace'” (Burroughs, Irenicum, p. 378).

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