No one can guarantee success in war, but only deserve it.
The control of a large force is the same principle as the control of a few men: it is merely a question of dividing uptheir numbers.
There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.
Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.
Evil has no capital of its own. It is a parasite on goodness.
Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil.
Everything in war is very simple. But the simplest thing is difficult.
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.
Those who play with the devil's toys will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.
Demoralize the enemy from within by surprise, terror, sabotage, assassination. This is the war of the future.
Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.
Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don't let our people have guns. Why should we let them have ideas?
Wars come and go, but my soldiers stay eternal
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
War is over ... If you want it.
Either war is obsolete, or men are.
It is very queer that the unhappiness of the world is so often brought on by small men.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent
Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
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.