Robert Ingersoll on War
"War destroys. Peace creates. War is decay and death. Peace is growth and life--sunlight and air. War kills men. Peace maintains them. Artillery does not reason; it asserts. A bayonet has point enough , but no logic. When the sword is drawn, reason remains in the scabbard."
Not bad for a member of the [American] Republicans I think you'd agree...
Robert G Ingersoll was considered by Eugene V Debs to be the greatest orator of all time, no small compliment coming from Debs.