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.
The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
Those who play with the devil's toys will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.
Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
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.
Never was anything great achieved without danger
Wars come and go, but my soldiers stay eternal
If we don't end war, war will end us.
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.
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.
Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.
A war between Europeans is a civil war.
Heaven cannot brook two suns, nor earth two masters.
The safest road to Hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
War isnt declared in the name of God; it is a human affair entirely.
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.
The central defect of evil is not sin but the refusal to acknowledge sin.