It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
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.
Do not let us speak of darker days; let us speak rather of sterner days. These are not dark days: these are great days - the greatest days our country has ever lived.
Know yourself and you will win all battles.
It is very queer that the unhappiness of the world is so often brought on by small men.
It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of warthat can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.
Some people are contriving ways and means of making us collapse.
All warfare is based on deception.
Everything in war is very simple. But the simplest thing is difficult.
Wanton killing of innocent civilians is terrorism, not a war against terrorism.
Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
We are no longer going to ask for the land, but we are going to take it without negotiating.
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but theopportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.
Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don't let our people have guns. Why should we let them have ideas?
An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.
Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.
It is only the dead who have seen the end of war
Everyone’s worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there’s really an easy way: Stop participating in it.
War is just when it is necessary; arms are permissible when there is no hope except in arms.