There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
No one can guarantee success in war, but only deserve it.
The evils which sapped the nation's strength had all been wrought in the name of religion.
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
When anger rises, think of the consequences.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent
Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win
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.
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.
Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
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.
Wars come and go, but my soldiers stay eternal
Demoralize the enemy from within by surprise, terror, sabotage, assassination. This is the war of the future.
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.
Those who play with the devil's toys will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.
There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
Battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.
War isnt declared in the name of God; it is a human affair entirely.