I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
If you try to cure evil with evil you will add more pain to your fate.
A war between Europeans is a civil war.
There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.
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.
When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.
Some people are contriving ways and means of making us collapse.
Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win
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.
Never was anything great achieved without danger
War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.
Theres class warfare, all right, but its my class, the rich class, thats making war, and were winning.
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
The central defect of evil is not sin but the refusal to acknowledge sin.
All warfare is based on deception.
Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil.
Either war is obsolete, or men are.
You can not lead a battle if you think you look silly on a horse.
The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
There is no safety for honest men except by believing all possible evil of evil men.
Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.