Know yourself and you will win all battles.
Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence.
You can not lead a battle if you think you look silly on a horse.
Wars come and go, but my soldiers stay eternal
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.
Any alliance whose purpose is not the intention to wage war is senseless and useless.
If you try to cure evil with evil you will add more pain to your fate.
Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.
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.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
There is no safety for honest men except by believing all possible evil of evil men.
Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.
When men take up arms to set other men free, there is something sacred and holy in the warfare.
If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged.
There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.
War is just when it is necessary; arms are permissible when there is no hope except in arms.
Either war is obsolete, or men are.
It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of warthat can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.
A conqueror is always a lover of peace.