Waging war we understand, but not waging peace, or at any rate less consciously so.
As a result of my study, I came to the conclusion that a common supreme authority was undesirable.
Warfare has been marvelously developed. It will soon be impossible to raise it to further heights.
There are in most states one or two ministers of war, one of whom is the minister of naval affairs.
I would rather propose a bureau somewhat similar to that which we have in the Universal Postal Union.
Indeed, whenever a new idea is developed, as for example ballooning, warfare immediately takes possession.
We have long possessed the art of war and the science of war, which have been evolved in the minutest detail.
Naturally, business and pleasure can be readily combined, but a certain balance should exist, and the latter should not predominate over the former.
There is one criticism which cannot be leveled at interparliamentary conferences but which is applicable to a great extent to peace congresses: the meetings waste time.
Peace congresses often start by dealing with some of the less important questions in excessive detail, so at the end there is no time to discuss the most important problems.