Even the finest sword plunged into salt water will eventually rust.
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged.
Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don't let our people have guns. Why should we let them have ideas?
All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence.
Demoralize the enemy from within by surprise, terror, sabotage, assassination. This is the war of the future.
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.
All warfare is based on deception.
Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.
When men take up arms to set other men free, there is something sacred and holy in the warfare.
You can not lead a battle if you think you look silly on a horse.
All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
We are no longer going to ask for the land, but we are going to take it without negotiating.
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.
It may be necessary to use methods other than constitutional ones.
Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.
War is over ... If you want it.
Either war is obsolete, or men are.