There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.
Battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.
War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.
If you try to cure evil with evil you will add more pain to your fate.
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.
When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
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.
It is very queer that the unhappiness of the world is so often brought on by small men.
The evils which sapped the nation's strength had all been wrought in the name of religion.
Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
Everything in war is very simple. But the simplest thing is difficult.
Yippies, Hippies, Yahoos, Black Panthers, lions and tigers alike - I would swap the whole damn zoo for the kind of young Americans I saw in Vietnam.
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
Wars come and go, but my soldiers stay eternal
Wanton killing of innocent civilians is terrorism, not a war against terrorism.
It is only the dead who have seen the end of war
Heaven cannot brook two suns, nor earth two masters.
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.
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.