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.
Heaven cannot brook two suns, nor earth two masters.
We are no longer going to ask for the land, but we are going to take it without negotiating.
When there's a person, there's a problem. When there's no person, there's no problem
Know your enemy and know yourself and you will always be victorious
Wars come and go, but my soldiers stay eternal
Those who play with the devil's toys will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
You don't reason with intellectuals. You shoot them.
Brutality to an animal is cruelty to mankind - it is only the difference in the victim.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent
When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.
An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.
A war between Europeans is a civil war.
The safest road to Hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
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.
The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.
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.
The earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed
Wanton killing of innocent civilians is terrorism, not a war against terrorism.
There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.