Everything in war is very simple. But the simplest thing is difficult.
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.
It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of warthat can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.
The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.
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.
If we don't end war, war will end us.
Civil war? What does that mean? Is there any foreign war? Isn't every war fought between men, between brothers?
Theres class warfare, all right, but its my class, the rich class, thats making war, and were winning.
All warfare is based on deception.
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.
Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
A conqueror is always a lover of peace.
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
Battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.
Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don't let our people have guns. Why should we let them have ideas?
All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
Those who play with the devil's toys will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.
Unless a nation's life faces peril, war is murder.
The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence.