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.
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.
Never was anything great achieved without danger
Unless a nation's life faces peril, war is murder.
When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them. When settled, make them move.
If we don't end war, war will end us.
Some people are contriving ways and means of making us collapse.
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.
When there's a person, there's a problem. When there's no person, there's no problem
Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.
Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win
Demoralize the enemy from within by surprise, terror, sabotage, assassination. This is the war of the future.
A war between Europeans is a civil war.
Heaven cannot brook two suns, nor earth two masters.
All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
There is no instance of a nation benefiting from prolonged warfare
People are free to campaign and they will be free to vote. There won't be any soldiers, you know, at the queues. Anyone who has the right to vote is free to go and cast his vote anywhere in his own area, in his own constituency.
It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of warthat can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.
Those who play with the devil's toys will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.