To conquer the enemy without resorting to war is the most desirable. The highest form of generalship is to conquer the enemy by strategy.
One of the most basic principles for making and keeping peace within and between nations. . . is that in political, military, moral, and spiritual confrontations, there should be an honest attempt at the reconciliation of differences before resorting to combat. - Jimmy Carter
What could be worse than having to be seen resorting to your own life? - Gary Lutz