That is the great mistake about the affections. It is not the rise and fall of empires the birth and death of kings or the marching of armies that move them most. When they answer from their depths it is to the domestic joys and tragedies of life.
Every daring attempt to make a great change in existing conditions every lofty vision of new possibilities for the human race has been labeled Utopian.
I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.
You do have to change things as warfare changes.