When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them. When settled, make them move.
There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.
It may be necessary to use methods other than constitutional ones.
Do not let us speak of darker days; let us speak rather of sterner days. These are not dark days: these are great days - the greatest days our country has ever lived.
Brutality to an animal is cruelty to mankind - it is only the difference in the victim.
A conqueror is always a lover of peace.
War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.
Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.
When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.
No one can guarantee success in war, but only deserve it.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
From the happy expression on their faces you might have supposed that they welcomed the war. I have met with men who loved stamps, and stones, and snakes, but I could not imagine any man loving war.
Battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.
There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.
Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.
There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.
Yippies, Hippies, Yahoos, Black Panthers, lions and tigers alike - I would swap the whole damn zoo for the kind of young Americans I saw in Vietnam.
Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
The evils which sapped the nation's strength had all been wrought in the name of religion.