To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but theopportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.
Battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.
Civil war? What does that mean? Is there any foreign war? Isn't every war fought between men, between brothers?
An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.
There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.
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.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
All warfare is based on deception.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
As soon as men decide that all means are permitted to fight an evil, then their good becomes indistinguishable from the evil that they set out to destroy.
Some people are contriving ways and means of making us collapse.
There was never a bad peace or a good war.
Wanton killing of innocent civilians is terrorism, not a war against terrorism.
The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence.
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.
It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of warthat can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.
Everyone’s worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there’s really an easy way: Stop participating in it.
If you try to cure evil with evil you will add more pain to your fate.
War is just when it is necessary; arms are permissible when there is no hope except in arms.
Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.
Even the finest sword plunged into salt water will eventually rust.