Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
Wanton killing of innocent civilians is terrorism, not a war against terrorism.
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.
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
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.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.
Any alliance whose purpose is not the intention to wage war is senseless and useless.
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.
Heaven cannot brook two suns, nor earth two masters.
If you try to cure evil with evil you will add more pain to your fate.
Either war is obsolete, or men are.
You can not lead a battle if you think you look silly on a horse.
Evil has no capital of its own. It is a parasite on goodness.
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.
Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don't let our people have guns. Why should we let them have ideas?
War is just when it is necessary; arms are permissible when there is no hope except in arms.
All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
Know yourself and you will win all battles.
A war between Europeans is a civil war.
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.