It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of warthat can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.
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.
The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.
The safest road to Hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
Either war is obsolete, or men are.
Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.
A war between Europeans is a civil war.
There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.
War is just when it is necessary; arms are permissible when there is no hope except in arms.
Brutality to an animal is cruelty to mankind - it is only the difference in the victim.
Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.
Wars come and go, but my soldiers stay eternal
To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but theopportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.
Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win
If we don't end war, war will end us.
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
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.
Never was anything great achieved without danger
Everything in war is very simple. But the simplest thing is difficult.
The earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed
Know your enemy and know yourself and you will always be victorious