There is no instance of a nation benefiting from prolonged warfare
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them. When settled, make them move.
All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
You don't reason with intellectuals. You shoot them.
All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
How do you defeat terrorism? Donít be terrorized.
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
It is only the dead who have seen the end of war
There was never a bad peace or a good war.
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.
Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war.
Evil has no capital of its own. It is a parasite on goodness.
War is just when it is necessary; arms are permissible when there is no hope except in arms.
Either war is obsolete, or men are.
The safest road to Hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.
The central defect of evil is not sin but the refusal to acknowledge sin.
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.
There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.
If we don't end war, war will end us.