Guy de Maupassant Quote

Any government has as much of a duty to avoid war as a ship's captain has to avoid a shipwreck.


Variant translation: Every government has as much of a duty to avoid war as a ship's captain has to avoid a shipwreck. - Sur l'eau (1888)

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Any government has as much of a duty to avoid war as a ship's captain has to avoid a shipwreck.

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Any government has as much of a duty to avoid war as a ship's captain has to avoid a shipwreck.

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Any government has as much of a duty to avoid war as a ship's captain has to avoid a shipwreck.

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Any government has as much of a duty to avoid war as a ship's captain has to avoid a shipwreck.