There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.
Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
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.
Wanton killing of innocent civilians is terrorism, not a war against terrorism.
There is no instance of a nation benefiting from prolonged warfare
Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
Demoralize the enemy from within by surprise, terror, sabotage, assassination. This is the war of the future.
When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them. When settled, make them move.
The safest road to Hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
You can not lead a battle if you think you look silly on a horse.
It is only the dead who have seen the end of war
Everyone’s worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there’s really an easy way: Stop participating in it.
Either war is obsolete, or men are.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war.
Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.
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.
From the happy expression on their faces you might have supposed that they welcomed the war. I have met with men who loved stamps, and stones, and snakes, but I could not imagine any man loving war.
Evil has no capital of its own. It is a parasite on goodness.
Know yourself and you will win all battles.