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 may be necessary to use methods other than constitutional ones.
We are no longer going to ask for the land, but we are going to take it without negotiating.
To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but theopportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.
If you try to cure evil with evil you will add more pain to your fate.
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.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
When there's a person, there's a problem. When there's no person, there's no problem
It is only the dead who have seen the end of war
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
Those who play with the devil's toys will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.
Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.
Evil has no capital of its own. It is a parasite on goodness.
Civil war? What does that mean? Is there any foreign war? Isn't every war fought between men, between brothers?
Know yourself and you will win all battles.
What is evil? - Whatever springs from weakness.
Never was anything great achieved without danger
The safest road to Hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
Everything in war is very simple. But the simplest thing is difficult.