It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of warthat can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
Wars come and go, but my soldiers stay eternal
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them. When settled, make them move.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
No one can guarantee success in war, but only deserve it.
Unless a nation's life faces peril, war is murder.
Never was anything great achieved without danger
War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.
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.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent
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.
It is only the dead who have seen the end of war
Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.
It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don't let our people have guns. Why should we let them have ideas?
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
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.
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.