To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but theopportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.
Wars come and go, but my soldiers stay eternal
War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.
Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.
There is no safety for honest men except by believing all possible evil of evil men.
You can not lead a battle if you think you look silly on a horse.
War is over ... If you want it.
How do you defeat terrorism? Donít be terrorized.
Know yourself and you will win all battles.
The central defect of evil is not sin but the refusal to acknowledge sin.
Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It may be necessary to use methods other than constitutional ones.
There is no instance of a nation benefiting from prolonged warfare
When there's a person, there's a problem. When there's no person, there's no problem
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.
Everything in war is very simple. But the simplest thing is difficult.