He who receives a benefit with gratitude repays the first installment on his debt.
Seneca the Younger, On Benefits, Book II, 22, line 1.
arma non servant modum; nec temperari facile nec reprimi potest stricti ensis ira; bella delectat cruor.Seneca The Younger
Of war men ask the outcome, not the cause.
Quaeritur belli exitus, non causa.
It is the practice of the multitude to bark at eminent men, as little dogs do at strangers.Seneca The Younger
Worse than war is the very fear of war.
Peior est bello timor ipse belli.