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.
It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.
A war between Europeans is a civil war.
If you try to cure evil with evil you will add more pain to your fate.
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
You can not lead a battle if you think you look silly on a horse.
Heaven cannot brook two suns, nor earth two masters.
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.
Know yourself and you will win all battles.
Even the finest sword plunged into salt water will eventually rust.
It is very queer that the unhappiness of the world is so often brought on by small men.
War isnt declared in the name of God; it is a human affair entirely.
There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.
All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
There is no instance of a nation benefiting from prolonged warfare
A conqueror is always a lover of peace.
If we don't end war, war will end us.
Battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.
It may be necessary to use methods other than constitutional ones.