"Certainly. That was the time to begin all-out preparations for war."
"On the contrary. That was the time to begin all-out prevention of war. I played [one kingdom] against the other." (III.1.65-66)
Lepold grew excited. "Space, yes. You're absolutely right, you know. We must strike first. It's simply self-defense." (III.3.49)
"I wouldn't say that. We repaired the Imperial cruiser for you, though my board of navigation wished it for themselves for research purposes." [Wienis] repeated the last words ironically. "Research purposes! Yes! Yet you would not have repaired it, had I not threatened war." (III.6.25-26)