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.
When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them. When settled, make them move.
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
Wanton killing of innocent civilians is terrorism, not a war against terrorism.
Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
If you try to cure evil with evil you will add more pain to your fate.
There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.
There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.
There was never a bad peace or a good war.
Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.
A conqueror is always a lover of peace.
It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
From the happy expression on their faces you might have supposed that they welcomed the war. I have met with men who loved stamps, and stones, and snakes, but I could not imagine any man loving war.
Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.
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.
There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.
Listen up - there's no war that will end all wars
Demoralize the enemy from within by surprise, terror, sabotage, assassination. This is the war of the future.
When anger rises, think of the consequences.