"The higher level of grand strategy [is] that of conducting war with a far-sighted regard to the state of the peace that will follow."
— Sir Basil H. Liddel-Hart
"This is not a peace. It is an armistice for twenty years."
— Ferdinand Foch, referring to the Treaty of Versailles (1919) which ended World War One
Tywin: War swallowed gold like a pit in the earth.
Cerse: I suppose that explains why we did so well in the last one.
Tywin: Do you know how much gold was mined in the Westerlands this past year?
Cersei: Haven't a clue.
Tywin: Go on, your best guess.
Cersei: Pounds, tons, ounces?
"Winning is easy, young man, governing's harder."
— George Washington, Hamilton
"When I went under, the world was at war. I wake up, they say we won. They didn't say what we lost."
"A lady asked Franklin: 'Well, Doctor, what have we gotóa Republic or a Monarchy?'. Franklin replied: 'A Republic, if you can keep it.'"
— The notes of Dr. James McHenry, one of Marylandís delegates to the Constitutional Convention of 1787.