The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence.
If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged.
War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.
Theres class warfare, all right, but its my class, the rich class, thats making war, and were winning.
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 earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed
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.
Battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.
Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.
Know yourself and you will win all battles.
Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win
It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
All warfare is based on deception.
When men take up arms to set other men free, there is something sacred and holy in the warfare.
Demoralize the enemy from within by surprise, terror, sabotage, assassination. This is the war of the future.
Wanton killing of innocent civilians is terrorism, not a war against terrorism.
Brutality to an animal is cruelty to mankind - it is only the difference in the victim.
When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them. When settled, make them move.
Everything in war is very simple. But the simplest thing is difficult.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.