Quotes / Won the War, Lost the Peace

"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

"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."