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No doubt, there was peace after all this, but it was a peace stained with blood.
To robbery, slaughter, plunder, they give the lying name of empire, they make a wilderness and call it peace.
In stirring up tumult and strife, the worst men can do the most, but peace and quiet cannot be established without virtue.
To ravage, to slaughter, to usurp under false titles, they call empire; and where they make a desert, they call it peace.
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