There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.
Either war is obsolete, or men are.
The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.
To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but theopportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.
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.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent
Listen up - there's no war that will end all wars
Civil war? What does that mean? Is there any foreign war? Isn't every war fought between men, between brothers?
The earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.
Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win
When men take up arms to set other men free, there is something sacred and holy in the warfare.
War is over ... If you want it.
The evils which sapped the nation's strength had all been wrought in the name of religion.
If we don't end war, war will end us.
When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them. When settled, make them move.
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.
There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.
All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
The safest road to Hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.