Everything in war is very simple. But the simplest thing is difficult.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
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.
Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil.
War is over ... If you want it.
Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.
All warfare is based on deception.
Wars come and go, but my soldiers stay eternal
To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but theopportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.
War isnt declared in the name of God; it is a human affair entirely.
Those who play with the devil's toys will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.
Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don't let our people have guns. Why should we let them have ideas?
There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.
There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.
There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.
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.
Evil has no capital of its own. It is a parasite on goodness.
Unless a nation's life faces peril, war is murder.
Wanton killing of innocent civilians is terrorism, not a war against terrorism.
Yippies, Hippies, Yahoos, Black Panthers, lions and tigers alike - I would swap the whole damn zoo for the kind of young Americans I saw in Vietnam.