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.
Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.
Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but theopportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.
A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.
Battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.
Civil war? What does that mean? Is there any foreign war? Isn't every war fought between men, between brothers?
There is no instance of a nation benefiting from prolonged warfare
Any alliance whose purpose is not the intention to wage war is senseless and useless.
Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil.
War is over ... If you want it.
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.
You can not lead a battle if you think you look silly on a horse.
Listen up - there's no war that will end all wars
Evil has no capital of its own. It is a parasite on goodness.
All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
If you try to cure evil with evil you will add more pain to your fate.
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.
Wanton killing of innocent civilians is terrorism, not a war against terrorism.
Heaven cannot brook two suns, nor earth two masters.