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.
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.
Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war.
It is only the dead who have seen the end of war
Even the finest sword plunged into salt water will eventually rust.
Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.
A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.
It may be necessary to use methods other than constitutional ones.
When there's a person, there's a problem. When there's no person, there's no problem
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
When men take up arms to set other men free, there is something sacred and holy in the warfare.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
All warfare is based on deception.
Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.
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.
When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.
You can not lead a battle if you think you look silly on a horse.
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.
Everyone’s worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there’s really an easy way: Stop participating in it.
All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.