When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them. When settled, make them move.
A conqueror is always a lover of peace.
Everyone’s worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there’s really an easy way: Stop participating in it.
We are no longer going to ask for the land, but we are going to take it without negotiating.
When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.
Know your enemy and know yourself and you will always be victorious
Evil has no capital of its own. It is a parasite on goodness.
Demoralize the enemy from within by surprise, terror, sabotage, assassination. This is the war of the future.
All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
When men take up arms to set other men free, there is something sacred and holy in the warfare.
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.
The central defect of evil is not sin but the refusal to acknowledge sin.
All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil.
If you try to cure evil with evil you will add more pain to your fate.
There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.
Wanton killing of innocent civilians is terrorism, not a war against terrorism.
It may be necessary to use methods other than constitutional ones.
War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.
It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
Wars come and go, but my soldiers stay eternal