Stronger than lover's love is lover's hate. Incurable, in each, the wounds they make.
Wise men are not pacifists; they are merely less likely to jump up and retaliate against their antagonizers. They know that needless antagonizers are virtually already insecure enough.
The greatest form of retaliation is not loving your enemy but ignoring them.
States can be deterred by the fear of retaliation; non-state organisations cannot by deterred at all.
Inward-looking unilateral trade policies invite retaliation.