Unless a nation's life faces peril, war is murder.
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.
There was never a bad peace or a good war.
Everything in war is very simple. But the simplest thing is difficult.
It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
Know yourself and you will win all battles.
There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.
Yippies, Hippies, Yahoos, Black Panthers, lions and tigers alike - I would swap the whole damn zoo for the kind of young Americans I saw in Vietnam.
It is only the dead who have seen the end of war
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.
If you try to cure evil with evil you will add more pain to your fate.
You don't reason with intellectuals. You shoot them.
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
The evils which sapped the nation's strength had all been wrought in the name of religion.
It is very queer that the unhappiness of the world is so often brought on by small men.
War is over ... If you want it.
Battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.
There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.
Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil.
Those who play with the devil's toys will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.