The central defect of evil is not sin but the refusal to acknowledge sin.
Battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.
You don't reason with intellectuals. You shoot them.
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.
There is no instance of a nation benefiting from prolonged warfare
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
Those who play with the devil's toys will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.
If we don't end war, war will end us.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
Some people are contriving ways and means of making us collapse.
To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but theopportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.
The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
Everything in war is very simple. But the simplest thing is difficult.
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don't let our people have guns. Why should we let them have ideas?
Civil war? What does that mean? Is there any foreign war? Isn't every war fought between men, between brothers?
We are no longer going to ask for the land, but we are going to take it without negotiating.
War is over ... If you want it.
Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.
The evils which sapped the nation's strength had all been wrought in the name of religion.