Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
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.
The earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed
To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but theopportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.
A war between Europeans is a civil war.
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them. When settled, make them move.
It is only the dead who have seen the end of war
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
All warfare is based on deception.
A conqueror is always a lover of peace.
Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.
No one can guarantee success in war, but only deserve it.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent
Some people are contriving ways and means of making us collapse.
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.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
We are no longer going to ask for the land, but we are going to take it without negotiating.
There is no safety for honest men except by believing all possible evil of evil men.
When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.
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.