In war, as in life, it is often necessary, when some cherished scheme has failed, to take up the best alternative open, and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might.
Those who play with the devil's toys will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.
It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.
All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
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.
All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
All warfare is based on deception.
There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.
When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them. When settled, make them move.
There is no instance of a nation benefiting from prolonged warfare
How do you defeat terrorism? Donít be terrorized.
Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win
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.
If we don't end war, war will end us.
Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don't let our people have guns. Why should we let them have ideas?
War is over ... If you want it.
Never was anything great achieved without danger
War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.
Wanton killing of innocent civilians is terrorism, not a war against terrorism.