Unless a nation's life faces peril, war is murder.
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.
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
Even the finest sword plunged into salt water will eventually rust.
The safest road to Hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
A conqueror is always a lover of peace.
It may be necessary to use methods other than constitutional ones.
There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.
When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.
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 don't reason with intellectuals. You shoot them.
How do you defeat terrorism? Donít be terrorized.
Know yourself and you will win all battles.
There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.
You can not lead a battle if you think you look silly on a horse.
Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war.
There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.
Heaven cannot brook two suns, nor earth two masters.
The evils which sapped the nation's strength had all been wrought in the name of religion.
Demoralize the enemy from within by surprise, terror, sabotage, assassination. This is the war of the future.