Do not let us speak of darker days; let us speak rather of sterner days. These are not dark days: these are great days - the greatest days our country has ever lived.
Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.
It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
We are no longer going to ask for the land, but we are going to take it without negotiating.
The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.
Civil war? What does that mean? Is there any foreign war? Isn't every war fought between men, between brothers?
Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
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.
I don't like war. I particularly don't like the celebration of war, which I think the administration is a little bit guilty of.
An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.
What is evil? - Whatever springs from weakness.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent
You can not lead a battle if you think you look silly on a horse.
There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.
Never was anything great achieved without danger
A war between Europeans is a civil war.
The central defect of evil is not sin but the refusal to acknowledge sin.
Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war.
The evils which sapped the nation's strength had all been wrought in the name of religion.
Some people are contriving ways and means of making us collapse.
Any alliance whose purpose is not the intention to wage war is senseless and useless.