Even the finest sword plunged into salt water will eventually rust.
There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.
There was never a bad peace or a good war.
Brutality to an animal is cruelty to mankind - it is only the difference in the victim.
War is just when it is necessary; arms are permissible when there is no hope except in arms.
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
The evils which sapped the nation's strength had all been wrought in the name of religion.
If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged.
When men take up arms to set other men free, there is something sacred and holy in the warfare.
No one can guarantee success in war, but only deserve it.
Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.
All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
Everything in war is very simple. But the simplest thing is difficult.
The central defect of evil is not sin but the refusal to acknowledge sin.
When there's a person, there's a problem. When there's no person, there's no problem
Any alliance whose purpose is not the intention to wage war is senseless and useless.
Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.
When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them. When settled, make them move.
What is evil? - Whatever springs from weakness.
Some people are contriving ways and means of making us collapse.