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.
All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.
Heaven cannot brook two suns, nor earth two masters.
There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.
Those who play with the devil's toys will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.
When there's a person, there's a problem. When there's no person, there's no problem
Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
A war between Europeans is a civil war.
Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win
Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.
Everything in war is very simple. But the simplest thing is difficult.
There is no instance of a nation benefiting from prolonged warfare
To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but theopportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.
There was never a bad peace or a good war.
The safest road to Hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
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.
Unless a nation's life faces peril, war is murder.
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.