It is only the dead who have seen the end of war
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent
Even the finest sword plunged into salt water will eventually rust.
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.
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
If we don't end war, war will end us.
Know your enemy and know yourself and you will always be victorious
Demoralize the enemy from within by surprise, terror, sabotage, assassination. This is the war of the future.
You don't reason with intellectuals. You shoot them.
Heaven cannot brook two suns, nor earth two masters.
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.
Wars come and go, but my soldiers stay eternal
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.
Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.
When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them. When settled, make them move.
Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
Battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.
There is no safety for honest men except by believing all possible evil of evil men.
All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
What is evil? - Whatever springs from weakness.