Everyone’s worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there’s really an easy way: Stop participating in it.
There is no instance of a nation benefiting from prolonged warfare
It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of warthat can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.
All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.
When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.
Any alliance whose purpose is not the intention to wage war is senseless and useless.
The central defect of evil is not sin but the refusal to acknowledge sin.
Never was anything great achieved without danger
Everything in war is very simple. But the simplest thing is difficult.
War is over ... If you want it.
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
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.
Either war is obsolete, or men are.
Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win
Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.
Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don't let our people have guns. Why should we let them have ideas?
I don't like war. I particularly don't like the celebration of war, which I think the administration is a little bit guilty of.
Battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.