All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
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.
You don't reason with intellectuals. You shoot them.
Listen up - there's no war that will end all wars
It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of warthat can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.
Battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.
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.
You can not lead a battle if you think you look silly on a horse.
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.
Never was anything great achieved without danger
Civil war? What does that mean? Is there any foreign war? Isn't every war fought between men, between brothers?
War isnt declared in the name of God; it is a human affair entirely.
War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.
There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.
An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.
All warfare is based on deception.
Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don't let our people have guns. Why should we let them have ideas?
Any alliance whose purpose is not the intention to wage war is senseless and useless.
Brutality to an animal is cruelty to mankind - it is only the difference in the victim.
There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.
The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.