A war between Europeans is a civil war.
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.
It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of warthat can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.
It is very queer that the unhappiness of the world is so often brought on by small men.
Theres class warfare, all right, but its my class, the rich class, thats making war, and were winning.
Know yourself and you will win all battles.
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
There was never a bad peace or a good war.
Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
We are no longer going to ask for the land, but we are going to take it without negotiating.
All warfare is based on deception.
When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.
If we don't end war, war will end us.
Everything in war is very simple. But the simplest thing is difficult.
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
Wanton killing of innocent civilians is terrorism, not a war against terrorism.
The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but theopportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.
The safest road to Hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.