In The History by Herodotus, Book 1, Part 87, Croesus is quoted as observing:

... For no one is, of himself, so foolish as to prefer war to peace; in the one, children bury their fathers; in the other, fathers their children. ...

(from the David Greene translation)

TopicLiterature - TopicSociety - TopicLife - Datetag20070328

(correlates: HerodotusOnFreedom, HerodotusOnThePersianPost, HerodotusOnGeologicTime, ...)