Diplomacy … mops up war’s spillages; legitimizes its outcomes; gives the strong state the means to impose its will on a weaker one, while saving its fleets and battalions for weightier opponents.
Diplomacy, wars, legitimizes, outcomes, gives, strong, state, means, impose
[P]ride has no intrinsic substance, being no more than the name given to the soul devouring itself. When that loathsome perversion of love has borne its fruit, it has another, more meaningful and weightier name. We call it hatred.
Pride, intrinsic, substance, more, name, given, soul, devouring, When
Solon used to say that speech was the image of actions;... that laws were like cobwebs, for that if any trifling or powerless thing fell into them, they held it fast; while if it were something weightier, it broke through them and was off.
Solon, used, speech, image, actions, laws, cobwebs, trifling, powerless
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