From the happy expression on their faces you might have supposed that they welcomed the war. I have met with men who loved stamps, and stones, and snakes, but I could not imagine any man loving war.
Unless a nation's life faces peril, war is murder.
Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war.
Civil war? What does that mean? Is there any foreign war? Isn't every war fought between men, between brothers?
All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
Know your enemy and know yourself and you will always be victorious
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
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.
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.
Even the finest sword plunged into salt water will eventually rust.
Wanton killing of innocent civilians is terrorism, not a war against terrorism.
Everything in war is very simple. But the simplest thing is difficult.
Wars come and go, but my soldiers stay eternal
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.
Everyone’s worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there’s really an easy way: Stop participating in it.
Demoralize the enemy from within by surprise, terror, sabotage, assassination. This is the war of the future.
Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
Heaven cannot brook two suns, nor earth two masters.
Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.
What is evil? - Whatever springs from weakness.