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.
All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
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.
We are no longer going to ask for the land, but we are going to take it without negotiating.
All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
There was never a bad peace or a good war.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
There is no instance of a nation benefiting from prolonged warfare
No one can guarantee success in war, but only deserve it.
There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.
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.
Demoralize the enemy from within by surprise, terror, sabotage, assassination. This is the war of the future.
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.
Either war is obsolete, or men are.
War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.
Brutality to an animal is cruelty to mankind - it is only the difference in the victim.
Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don't let our people have guns. Why should we let them have ideas?
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.