Any alliance whose purpose is not the intention to wage war is senseless and useless.
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.
Know yourself and you will win all battles.
War is just when it is necessary; arms are permissible when there is no hope except in arms.
When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them. When settled, make them move.
An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.
What is evil? - Whatever springs from weakness.
It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
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.
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but theopportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.
You can not lead a battle if you think you look silly on a horse.
It is very queer that the unhappiness of the world is so often brought on by small men.
There was never a bad peace or a good war.
If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged.
Some people are contriving ways and means of making us collapse.
War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.
Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
Even the finest sword plunged into salt water will eventually rust.
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.
Evil has no capital of its own. It is a parasite on goodness.