War isnt declared in the name of God; it is a human affair entirely.
When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them. When settled, make them move.
It may be necessary to use methods other than constitutional ones.
Do not let us speak of darker days; let us speak rather of sterner days. These are not dark days: these are great days - the greatest days our country has ever lived.
It is only the dead who have seen the end of war
There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.
A war between Europeans is a civil war.
Demoralize the enemy from within by surprise, terror, sabotage, assassination. This is the war of the future.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent
Civil war? What does that mean? Is there any foreign war? Isn't every war fought between men, between brothers?
The safest road to Hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
You don't reason with intellectuals. You shoot them.
There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.
Wanton killing of innocent civilians is terrorism, not a war against terrorism.
Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war.
The evils which sapped the nation's strength had all been wrought in the name of religion.
Know your enemy and know yourself and you will always be victorious
All warfare is based on deception.
Those who play with the devil's toys will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.
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.
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.