Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
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.
A conqueror is always a lover of peace.
Battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.
Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.
There was never a bad peace or a good war.
Know yourself and you will win all battles.
It may be necessary to use methods other than constitutional ones.
Know your enemy and know yourself and you will always be victorious
What is evil? - Whatever springs from weakness.
A war between Europeans is a civil war.
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.
If you try to cure evil with evil you will add more pain to your fate.
Some people are contriving ways and means of making us collapse.
You don't reason with intellectuals. You shoot them.
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.
Wars come and go, but my soldiers stay eternal
Everything in war is very simple. But the simplest thing is difficult.
An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.
The safest road to Hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
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.