An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.
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.
Unless a nation's life faces peril, war is murder.
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
When men take up arms to set other men free, there is something sacred and holy in the warfare.
Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don't let our people have guns. Why should we let them have ideas?
Listen up - there's no war that will end all wars
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.
Wars come and go, but my soldiers stay eternal
There is no safety for honest men except by believing all possible evil of evil men.
Wanton killing of innocent civilians is terrorism, not a war against terrorism.
Know your enemy and know yourself and you will always be victorious
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.
You can not lead a battle if you think you look silly on a horse.
All warfare is based on deception.
Never was anything great achieved without danger
There is no instance of a nation benefiting from prolonged warfare
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.
Everything in war is very simple. But the simplest thing is difficult.
When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent