When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.
Even the finest sword plunged into salt water will eventually rust.
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
The central defect of evil is not sin but the refusal to acknowledge sin.
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.
Know your enemy and know yourself and you will always be victorious
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
There is no instance of a nation benefiting from prolonged warfare
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
Unless a nation's life faces peril, war is murder.
Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.
Yippies, Hippies, Yahoos, Black Panthers, lions and tigers alike - I would swap the whole damn zoo for the kind of young Americans I saw in Vietnam.
It is only the dead who have seen the end of war
There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.
Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don't let our people have guns. Why should we let them have ideas?
Battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.
If you try to cure evil with evil you will add more pain to your fate.
People are free to campaign and they will be free to vote. There won't be any soldiers, you know, at the queues. Anyone who has the right to vote is free to go and cast his vote anywhere in his own area, in his own constituency.