“They were in the jelly of youth, and this learned Professor poured into their susceptible hearts all the gentle gunpowder maxims of war.”

Herman Melville
White Jacket,
Chapter 83: “A Man-of-War College”
Young midshipmen aboard the U.S.S. Neversink

From time to time I find interesting lines, observations and pithy quotes about the inutility of war, which I keep on a little page of this blog [Upper right column: Quotes, On War]

Here’s another.

“The wars we haven’t had saved many lives.”