A conqueror is always a lover of peace.
Battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.
The central defect of evil is not sin but the refusal to acknowledge sin.
War is just when it is necessary; arms are permissible when there is no hope except in arms.
When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.
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.
Unless a nation's life faces peril, war is murder.
The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
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.
Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.
Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war.
The evils which sapped the nation's strength had all been wrought in the name of religion.
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
There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
There is no instance of a nation benefiting from prolonged warfare
It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of warthat can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.
No one can guarantee success in war, but only deserve it.
If we don't end war, war will end us.
When men take up arms to set other men free, there is something sacred and holy in the warfare.