The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
Wars come and go, but my soldiers stay eternal
It may be necessary to use methods other than constitutional ones.
When anger rises, think of the consequences.
Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.
Everything in war is very simple. But the simplest thing is difficult.
Even the finest sword plunged into salt water will eventually rust.
Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.
Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don't let our people have guns. Why should we let them have ideas?
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil.
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 don't like war. I particularly don't like the celebration of war, which I think the administration is a little bit guilty of.
Know your enemy and know yourself and you will always be victorious
The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.
When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.
It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence.
There is no safety for honest men except by believing all possible evil of evil men.