He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned
my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for
him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization
should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, how
violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is; I would
rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. It is
my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an
act of murder.