Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent
The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence.
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of warthat can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.
The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.
All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
When anger rises, think of the consequences.
It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
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.
Wars come and go, but my soldiers stay eternal
Evil has no capital of its own. It is a parasite on goodness.
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
All warfare is based on deception.
Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war.
Unless a nation's life faces peril, war is murder.
There was never a bad peace or a good war.
Demoralize the enemy from within by surprise, terror, sabotage, assassination. This is the war of the future.
Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.
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.