When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.
All warfare is based on deception.
It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of warthat can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.
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.
Heaven cannot brook two suns, nor earth two masters.
It may be necessary to use methods other than constitutional ones.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent
I don't like war. I particularly don't like the celebration of war, which I think the administration is a little bit guilty of.
What is evil? - Whatever springs from weakness.
Even the finest sword plunged into salt water will eventually rust.
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.
There is no safety for honest men except by believing all possible evil of evil men.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
Wanton killing of innocent civilians is terrorism, not a war against terrorism.
Listen up - there's no war that will end all wars
The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win
Wars come and go, but my soldiers stay eternal
If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged.
How do you defeat terrorism? Donít be terrorized.