One of the apparently immortal fallacies is the belief that disarming peaceful people reduces violence. That fallacy underlies both national disarmament and gun control within nations.
— Thomas Sowell
The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.
— Sun Tzu
A lasting peace is more likely if a potential enemy thinks you are prepared for war.
— Carl von Clausewitz
In the animal kingdom weakness is always provocative. Human beings are part of the animal kingdom.