Bonus Double Quote as we look back to the centennial of the start of World War I.
Europe today is a powder keg and the leaders are like men smoking in an arsenal … A single spark will set off an explosion that will consume us all … I cannot tell you when that explosion will occur, but I can tell you where … Some damned foolish thing in the Balkans will set it off.
Otto Vin Bismarck, German Chancellor in 1878.
The lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not see them lit again in our life-time.
Sir Edward Grey, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs for the British Government
Sir Edward is reported to have said this on the eve of World War I.