There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.
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.
A conqueror is always a lover of peace.
All warfare is based on deception.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
War is just when it is necessary; arms are permissible when there is no hope except in arms.
Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war.
War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.
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.
When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them. When settled, make them move.
To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but theopportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.
The earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed
All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
Even the finest sword plunged into salt water will eventually rust.
No one can guarantee success in war, but only deserve it.
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 think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
Some people are contriving ways and means of making us collapse.
When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.
It may be necessary to use methods other than constitutional ones.
There was never a bad peace or a good war.