Some people are contriving ways and means of making us collapse.
Those who play with the devil's toys will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.
It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of warthat can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.
War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.
Evil has no capital of its own. It is a parasite on goodness.
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.
To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but theopportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
You don't reason with intellectuals. You shoot them.
If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged.
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?
It is only the dead who have seen the end of war
Everything in war is very simple. But the simplest thing is difficult.
When anger rises, think of the consequences.
The control of a large force is the same principle as the control of a few men: it is merely a question of dividing uptheir numbers.
War isnt declared in the name of God; it is a human affair entirely.
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.
It may be necessary to use methods other than constitutional ones.
Know yourself and you will win all battles.