When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.
We are no longer going to ask for the land, but we are going to take it without negotiating.
It is only the dead who have seen the end of war
The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
No one can guarantee success in war, but only deserve it.
Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war.
As soon as men decide that all means are permitted to fight an evil, then their good becomes indistinguishable from the evil that they set out to destroy.
Civil war? What does that mean? Is there any foreign war? Isn't every war fought between men, between brothers?
Never was anything great achieved without danger
Know your enemy and know yourself and you will always be victorious
There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.
Battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
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.
When men take up arms to set other men free, there is something sacred and holy in the warfare.
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.
From the happy expression on their faces you might have supposed that they welcomed the war. I have met with men who loved stamps, and stones, and snakes, but I could not imagine any man loving war.
There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.
All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
If you try to cure evil with evil you will add more pain to your fate.
You don't reason with intellectuals. You shoot them.