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.
To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but theopportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
Heaven cannot brook two suns, nor earth two masters.
Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.
The evils which sapped the nation's strength had all been wrought in the name of religion.
There was never a bad peace or a good war.
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.
When anger rises, think of the consequences.
Know your enemy and know yourself and you will always be victorious
There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.
Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don't let our people have guns. Why should we let them have ideas?
What is evil? - Whatever springs from weakness.
Any alliance whose purpose is not the intention to wage war is senseless and useless.
War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.
Wanton killing of innocent civilians is terrorism, not a war against terrorism.
The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
Listen up - there's no war that will end all wars
As soon as men decide that all means are permitted to fight an evil, then their good becomes indistinguishable from the evil that they set out to destroy.
A conqueror is always a lover of peace.
Those who play with the devil's toys will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.