Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Herbert George Wells (18661946)
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 mens lives should not stake their own.
H. G. WELLS, The Salvaging of Civilization, chapter 1, conclusion, p. 40 (1921).