The control of a large force is the same principle as the control of a few men: it is merely a question of dividing uptheir numbers.
It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of warthat can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.
All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.
Either war is obsolete, or men are.
What is evil? - Whatever springs from weakness.
There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.
Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.
Some people are contriving ways and means of making us collapse.
Those who play with the devil's toys will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.
Battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.
The earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed
Everything in war is very simple. But the simplest thing is difficult.
There was never a bad peace or a good war.
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
The evils which sapped the nation's strength had all been wrought in the name of religion.