Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence.
Either war is obsolete, or men are.
A war between Europeans is a civil war.
When men take up arms to set other men free, there is something sacred and holy in the warfare.
Wars come and go, but my soldiers stay eternal
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.
It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
Everything in war is very simple. But the simplest thing is difficult.
There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.
How do you defeat terrorism? Donít be terrorized.
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.
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.
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.
The safest road to Hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
Wanton killing of innocent civilians is terrorism, not a war against terrorism.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them. When settled, make them move.