Any alliance whose purpose is not the intention to wage war is senseless and useless.
~ Adolph Hitler, in Mein Kampf
War without allies is bad enough—with allies it is Hell!
~ John Slessor, in Strategy for the West
In war I would deal with the Devil and his grandmother.
~ Joseph Stalin
It is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world.
~ George Washington, in his Farewell Address, September 17, 1796