Everything in war is very simple. But the simplest thing is difficult.
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.
Never was anything great achieved without danger
No one can guarantee success in war, but only deserve it.
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.
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.
When men take up arms to set other men free, there is something sacred and holy in the warfare.
The evils which sapped the nation's strength had all been wrought in the name of religion.
Unless a nation's life faces peril, war is murder.
What is evil? - Whatever springs from weakness.
Those who play with the devil's toys will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.
You don't reason with intellectuals. You shoot them.
If you try to cure evil with evil you will add more pain to your fate.
There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.
We are no longer going to ask for the land, but we are going to take it without negotiating.
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.
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 is very queer that the unhappiness of the world is so often brought on by small men.