The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
Everything in war is very simple. But the simplest thing is difficult.
Know yourself and you will win all battles.
An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.
There is no instance of a nation benefiting from prolonged warfare
We are no longer going to ask for the land, but we are going to take it without negotiating.
Even the finest sword plunged into salt water will eventually rust.
All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
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 mainly a catalogue of blunders.
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.
There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
What is evil? - Whatever springs from weakness.
To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but theopportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.
Some people are contriving ways and means of making us collapse.
Civil war? What does that mean? Is there any foreign war? Isn't every war fought between men, between brothers?
The evils which sapped the nation's strength had all been wrought in the name of religion.
There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.
Either war is obsolete, or men are.