The central defect of evil is not sin but the refusal to acknowledge sin.
It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of warthat can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.
Know your enemy and know yourself and you will always be victorious
Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.
We are no longer going to ask for the land, but we are going to take it without negotiating.
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.
War is over ... If you want it.
Battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.
It is only the dead who have seen the end of war
It may be necessary to use methods other than constitutional ones.
Never was anything great achieved without danger
All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don't let our people have guns. Why should we let them have ideas?
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.
There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.
Evil has no capital of its own. It is a parasite on goodness.
There is no safety for honest men except by believing all possible evil of evil men.
Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.
When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.
There is no instance of a nation benefiting from prolonged warfare
Everything in war is very simple. But the simplest thing is difficult.