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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1953
AUTHOR: Herbert George Wells (1866–1946)
QUOTATION: A time will come when a politician who has wilfully made war and promoted international dissension will be as sure of the dock and much surer of the noose than a private homicide. It is not reasonable that those who gamble with men’s lives should not stake their own.
ATTRIBUTION: H. G. WELLS, The Salvaging of Civilization, chapter 1, conclusion, p. 40 (1921).