When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.
There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.
The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.
Know yourself and you will win all battles.
A conqueror is always a lover of peace.
It is very queer that the unhappiness of the world is so often brought on by small men.
Any alliance whose purpose is not the intention to wage war is senseless and useless.
When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them. When settled, make them move.
Civil war? What does that mean? Is there any foreign war? Isn't every war fought between men, between brothers?
It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of warthat can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.
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.
All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win
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
Never was anything great achieved without danger
Demoralize the enemy from within by surprise, terror, sabotage, assassination. This is the war of the future.
The central defect of evil is not sin but the refusal to acknowledge sin.
Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.
The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.