Those who play with the devil's toys will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.
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.
A conqueror is always a lover of peace.
We are no longer going to ask for the land, but we are going to take it without negotiating.
There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.
Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.
If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged.
It is very queer that the unhappiness of the world is so often brought on by small men.
Demoralize the enemy from within by surprise, terror, sabotage, assassination. This is the war of the future.
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.
War is over ... If you want it.
Wanton killing of innocent civilians is terrorism, not a war against terrorism.
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
No one can guarantee success in war, but only deserve it.
Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don't let our people have guns. Why should we let them have ideas?
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.
Heaven cannot brook two suns, nor earth two masters.
The control of a large force is the same principle as the control of a few men: it is merely a question of dividing uptheir numbers.
If we don't end war, war will end us.
When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them. When settled, make them move.
All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.