Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.
Listen up - there's no war that will end all wars
To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but theopportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.
When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.
The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence.
A war between Europeans is a civil war.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
Evil has no capital of its own. It is a parasite on goodness.
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.
War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.
Demoralize the enemy from within by surprise, terror, sabotage, assassination. This is the war of the future.
It is very queer that the unhappiness of the world is so often brought on by small men.
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.
Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil.
Even the finest sword plunged into salt water will eventually rust.
It may be necessary to use methods other than constitutional ones.
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
Some people are contriving ways and means of making us collapse.
When men take up arms to set other men free, there is something sacred and holy in the warfare.
The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.