All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but theopportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.
A war between Europeans is a civil war.
Evil has no capital of its own. It is a parasite on goodness.
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.
When men take up arms to set other men free, there is something sacred and holy in the warfare.
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.
You can not lead a battle if you think you look silly on a horse.
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.
When anger rises, think of the consequences.
Heaven cannot brook two suns, nor earth two masters.
The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.
Brutality to an animal is cruelty to mankind - it is only the difference in the victim.
Even the finest sword plunged into salt water will eventually rust.
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.
We are no longer going to ask for the land, but we are going to take it without negotiating.
The safest road to Hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
If we don't end war, war will end us.