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.
All warfare is based on deception.
Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.
If we don't end war, war will end us.
Brutality to an animal is cruelty to mankind - it is only the difference in the victim.
There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.
What is evil? - Whatever springs from weakness.
When there's a person, there's a problem. When there's no person, there's no problem
The earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed
The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but theopportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.
If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged.
A war between Europeans is a civil war.
Demoralize the enemy from within by surprise, terror, sabotage, assassination. This is the war of the future.
When men take up arms to set other men free, there is something sacred and holy in the warfare.
Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don't let our people have guns. Why should we let them have ideas?
The safest road to Hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
I don't like war. I particularly don't like the celebration of war, which I think the administration is a little bit guilty of.
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.
An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.
Even the finest sword plunged into salt water will eventually rust.