A conqueror is always a lover of peace.
Know yourself and you will win all battles.
All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.
Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.
It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of warthat can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.
If you try to cure evil with evil you will add more pain to your fate.
The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
There was never a bad peace or a good war.
Either war is obsolete, or men are.
The evils which sapped the nation's strength had all been wrought in the name of religion.
All warfare is based on deception.
People are free to campaign and they will be free to vote. There won't be any soldiers, you know, at the queues. Anyone who has the right to vote is free to go and cast his vote anywhere in his own area, in his own constituency.
Those who play with the devil's toys will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.
Never was anything great achieved without danger
When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.
You can not lead a battle if you think you look silly on a horse.
The safest road to Hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
Demoralize the enemy from within by surprise, terror, sabotage, assassination. This is the war of the future.