Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
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.
When anger rises, think of the consequences.
The safest road to Hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
There is no instance of a nation benefiting from prolonged warfare
War is just when it is necessary; arms are permissible when there is no hope except in arms.
Some people are contriving ways and means of making us collapse.
Know your enemy and know yourself and you will always be victorious
Any alliance whose purpose is not the intention to wage war is senseless and useless.
It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of warthat can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.
The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence.
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.
Even the finest sword plunged into salt water will eventually rust.
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.
You don't reason with intellectuals. You shoot them.
There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.
Wanton killing of innocent civilians is terrorism, not a war against terrorism.
There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.
Know yourself and you will win all battles.
Battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.