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.
It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
Battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.
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.
Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
War is over ... If you want it.
Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
Even the finest sword plunged into salt water will eventually rust.
To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but theopportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.
Wars come and go, but my soldiers stay eternal
Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war.
There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.
When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them. When settled, make them move.
There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.
The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence.
A war between Europeans is a civil war.
It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of warthat can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.
Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don't let our people have guns. Why should we let them have ideas?
Wanton killing of innocent civilians is terrorism, not a war against terrorism.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.