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.
Battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.
It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.
If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged.
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.
There is no instance of a nation benefiting from prolonged warfare
When men take up arms to set other men free, there is something sacred and holy in the warfare.
How do you defeat terrorism? Donít be terrorized.
There was never a bad peace or a good war.
A conqueror is always a lover of peace.
Heaven cannot brook two suns, nor earth two masters.
Evil has no capital of its own. It is a parasite on goodness.
Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.
Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don't let our people have guns. Why should we let them have ideas?
When anger rises, think of the consequences.
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.
When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them. When settled, make them move.
There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.
From the happy expression on their faces you might have supposed that they welcomed the war. I have met with men who loved stamps, and stones, and snakes, but I could not imagine any man loving war.
The safest road to Hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.