Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
Civil war? What does that mean? Is there any foreign war? Isn't every war fought between men, between brothers?
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.
When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them. When settled, make them move.
Either war is obsolete, or men are.
Everything in war is very simple. But the simplest thing is difficult.
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.
Know yourself and you will win all battles.
Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don't let our people have guns. Why should we let them have ideas?
When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.
There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.
There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.
Any alliance whose purpose is not the intention to wage war is senseless and useless.
The safest road to Hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
Wars come and go, but my soldiers stay eternal
Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.
Unless a nation's life faces peril, war is murder.
Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win