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.
Never was anything great achieved without danger
A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.
A conqueror is always a lover of peace.
Evil has no capital of its own. It is a parasite on goodness.
The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
Battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.
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.
If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged.
Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.
Unless a nation's life faces peril, war is murder.
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.
Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don't let our people have guns. Why should we let them have ideas?
We are no longer going to ask for the land, but we are going to take it without negotiating.
There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.
War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.
The safest road to Hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
Know your enemy and know yourself and you will always be victorious
Some people are contriving ways and means of making us collapse.
Even the finest sword plunged into salt water will eventually rust.
War is just when it is necessary; arms are permissible when there is no hope except in arms.