Everything in war is very simple. But the simplest thing is difficult.
Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.
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.
It is only the dead who have seen the end of war
No one can guarantee success in war, but only deserve it.
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.
As soon as men decide that all means are permitted to fight an evil, then their good becomes indistinguishable from the evil that they set out to destroy.
Wars come and go, but my soldiers stay eternal
The central defect of evil is not sin but the refusal to acknowledge sin.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
Heaven cannot brook two suns, nor earth two masters.
War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.
You can not lead a battle if you think you look silly on a horse.
The evils which sapped the nation's strength had all been wrought in the name of religion.
When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them. When settled, make them move.
There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.
A conqueror is always a lover of peace.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
I don't like war. I particularly don't like the celebration of war, which I think the administration is a little bit guilty of.