I don't like war. I particularly don't like the celebration of war, which I think the administration is a little bit guilty of.
Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.
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.
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
You don't reason with intellectuals. You shoot them.
Everything in war is very simple. But the simplest thing is difficult.
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.
Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war.
The evils which sapped the nation's strength had all been wrought in the name of religion.
No one can guarantee success in war, but only deserve it.
Either war is obsolete, or men are.
Wanton killing of innocent civilians is terrorism, not a war against terrorism.
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.
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.
Yippies, Hippies, Yahoos, Black Panthers, lions and tigers alike - I would swap the whole damn zoo for the kind of young Americans I saw in Vietnam.
Know yourself and you will win all battles.
When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.
A war between Europeans is a civil war.
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.
The earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed