When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.
There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.
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.
There was never a bad peace or a good war.
When anger rises, think of the consequences.
People are free to campaign and they will be free to vote. There won't be any soldiers, you know, at the queues. Anyone who has the right to vote is free to go and cast his vote anywhere in his own area, in his own constituency.
Evil has no capital of its own. It is a parasite on goodness.
The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.
When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them. When settled, make them move.
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
There is no safety for honest men except by believing all possible evil of evil men.
Civil war? What does that mean? Is there any foreign war? Isn't every war fought between men, between brothers?
Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don't let our people have guns. Why should we let them have ideas?
War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.
Battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.
What is evil? - Whatever springs from weakness.
It may be necessary to use methods other than constitutional ones.
When men take up arms to set other men free, there is something sacred and holy in the warfare.
There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.
We are no longer going to ask for the land, but we are going to take it without negotiating.