When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them. When settled, make them move.
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 are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.
What is evil? - Whatever springs from weakness.
Never was anything great achieved without danger
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.
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
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.
When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.
War is just when it is necessary; arms are permissible when there is no hope except in arms.
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.
There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent
It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
A war between Europeans is a civil war.
The earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed
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.
The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.
You don't reason with intellectuals. You shoot them.
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.