Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war.
We are no longer going to ask for the land, but we are going to take it without negotiating.
Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
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.
Battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.
A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.
The control of a large force is the same principle as the control of a few men: it is merely a question of dividing uptheir numbers.
Everyone’s worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there’s really an easy way: Stop participating in it.
War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.
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.
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.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
There is no safety for honest men except by believing all possible evil of evil men.
Know yourself and you will win all battles.
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.
An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.
When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them. When settled, make them move.