When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.
Know your enemy and know yourself and you will always be victorious
Know yourself and you will win all battles.
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.
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.
It is only the dead who have seen the end of war
All warfare is based on deception.
Never was anything great achieved without danger
Either war is obsolete, or men are.
Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.
There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
People are free to campaign and they will be free to vote. There won't be any soldiers, you know, at the queues. Anyone who has the right to vote is free to go and cast his vote anywhere in his own area, in his own constituency.
Heaven cannot brook two suns, nor earth two masters.
Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.
The evils which sapped the nation's strength had all been wrought in the name of religion.
Brutality to an animal is cruelty to mankind - it is only the difference in the victim.
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.
It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of warthat can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.
When men take up arms to set other men free, there is something sacred and holy in the warfare.