When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.
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.
Demoralize the enemy from within by surprise, terror, sabotage, assassination. This is the war of the future.
War is over ... If you want it.
No one can guarantee success in war, but only deserve it.
Everyone’s worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there’s really an easy way: Stop participating in it.
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.
All warfare is based on deception.
If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged.
There is no safety for honest men except by believing all possible evil of evil men.
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
Know yourself and you will win all battles.
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
Know your enemy and know yourself and you will always be victorious
All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.
Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.
You can not lead a battle if you think you look silly on a horse.
When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them. When settled, make them move.
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.