No matter what political reasons are given for war, the underlying reason is always economic.
Nothing is inevitable until it happens.
No war is inevitable until it breaks out.
Like most of those who study history, he (Napoleon III) learned from the mistakes of the past how to make new ones.
Lenin was the first to discover that capitalism 'inevitably' caused war; and he discovered this only when the First World War was already being fought. Of course he was right. Since every great state was capitalist in 1914.
In my opinion, most of the great men of the past were only there for the beer - the wealth, prestige and grandeur that went with the power.
Human blunders usually do more to shape history than human wickedness.
The great armies, accumulated to provide security and preserve the peace, carried the nations to war by their own weight.
The greatest problem about old age is the fear that it may go on too long.
A racing tipster who only reached Hitler's level of accuracy would not do well for his clients.
A master of improvised speech and improvised policies.
Psychoanalysts believe that the only 'normal' people are those who cause no trouble either to themselves or anyone else.