You can not lead a battle if you think you look silly on a horse.
Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
A war between Europeans is a civil war.
All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.
Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don't let our people have guns. Why should we let them have ideas?
There is no safety for honest men except by believing all possible evil of evil men.
Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil.
It is very queer that the unhappiness of the world is so often brought on by small men.
War is just when it is necessary; arms are permissible when there is no hope except in arms.
Wanton killing of innocent civilians is terrorism, not a war against terrorism.
Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.
We are no longer going to ask for the land, but we are going to take it without negotiating.
It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
Everything in war is very simple. But the simplest thing is difficult.
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.
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
There was never a bad peace or a good war.
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.