To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but theopportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.
From the happy expression on their faces you might have supposed that they welcomed the war. I have met with men who loved stamps, and stones, and snakes, but I could not imagine any man loving war.
Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.
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.
You don't reason with intellectuals. You shoot them.
Wars come and go, but my soldiers stay eternal
War is over ... If you want it.
The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.
Unless a nation's life faces peril, war is murder.
It may be necessary to use methods other than constitutional ones.
All warfare is based on deception.
Either war is obsolete, or men are.
War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent
We are no longer going to ask for the land, but we are going to take it without negotiating.
The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
If we don't end war, war will end us.
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
A war between Europeans is a civil war.
Demoralize the enemy from within by surprise, terror, sabotage, assassination. This is the war of the future.
Never was anything great achieved without danger