Wisdom Of The Day: John Jay


“It is too true, however disgraceful it may be to human nature, that absolute monarchs will often make war when their nations are to get nothing by it, but for purposes and objects merely personal, such as a thirst for military glory, revenge for personal affronts, ambition or private compacts to aggrandize or support their particular families, or partisans.”

~ John Jay, Federalist Paper 4, On War

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