An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.
In war, as in life, it is often necessary, when some cherished scheme has failed, to take up the best alternative open, and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might.
Brutality to an animal is cruelty to mankind - it is only the difference in the victim.
Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.
To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but theopportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.
All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
War is over ... If you want it.
Wars come and go, but my soldiers stay eternal
As soon as men decide that all means are permitted to fight an evil, then their good becomes indistinguishable from the evil that they set out to destroy.
Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil.
When men take up arms to set other men free, there is something sacred and holy in the warfare.
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
The evils which sapped the nation's strength had all been wrought in the name of religion.
Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win
The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.
Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
Even the finest sword plunged into salt water will eventually rust.
When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.