What is evil? - Whatever springs from weakness.
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
War isnt declared in the name of God; it is a human affair entirely.
The control of a large force is the same principle as the control of a few men: it is merely a question of dividing uptheir numbers.
An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.
Know yourself and you will win all battles.
Even the finest sword plunged into salt water will eventually rust.
The evils which sapped the nation's strength had all been wrought in the name of religion.
There was never a bad peace or a good war.
Civil war? What does that mean? Is there any foreign war? Isn't every war fought between men, between brothers?
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
I don't like war. I particularly don't like the celebration of war, which I think the administration is a little bit guilty of.
War is just when it is necessary; arms are permissible when there is no hope except in arms.
To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but theopportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.
Heaven cannot brook two suns, nor earth two masters.
You can not lead a battle if you think you look silly on a horse.
There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.
Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil.
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.
The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence.