Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.
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.
Everything in war is very simple. But the simplest thing is difficult.
What is evil? - Whatever springs from weakness.
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.
Civil war? What does that mean? Is there any foreign war? Isn't every war fought between men, between brothers?
Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don't let our people have guns. Why should we let them have ideas?
You don't reason with intellectuals. You shoot them.
No one can guarantee success in war, but only deserve it.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent
A conqueror is always a lover of peace.
Listen up - there's no war that will end all wars
When anger rises, think of the consequences.
Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win
Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.
When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them. When settled, make them move.
Know yourself and you will win all battles.
An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.
When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.
To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but theopportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.