It is very queer that the unhappiness of the world is so often brought on by small men.
Those who play with the devil's toys will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
Evil has no capital of its own. It is a parasite on goodness.
Heaven cannot brook two suns, nor earth two masters.
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.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
If we don't end war, war will end us.
War is just when it is necessary; arms are permissible when there is no hope except in arms.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
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.
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.
It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
Demoralize the enemy from within by surprise, terror, sabotage, assassination. This is the war of the future.
Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.
All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.
Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don't let our people have guns. Why should we let them have ideas?
Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war.
All warfare is based on deception.
Any alliance whose purpose is not the intention to wage war is senseless and useless.