As peace of one kind or another must follow war so war must follow a period of peace These points
“As peace of one kind or another must follow war, so war must follow a period of peace. These points, which are so obvious as to appear banal, indicate problem areas of profound difficulty.”
Gray, Colin S. Fighting Talk: Forty Maxims on War, Peace, and Strategy. Pbk. ed, Potomac Books, 2009, p. 25.
We dare not retreat to any crass dualism here. This is simply an indication that change is constant, and as wills strive with one another, some will seek to remain at war while some will long for peace.