To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
It may be necessary to use methods other than constitutional ones.
Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil.
All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
What is evil? - Whatever springs from weakness.
An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.
Unless a nation's life faces peril, war is murder.
Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.
A war between Europeans is a civil war.
Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
You don't reason with intellectuals. You shoot them.
The safest road to Hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them. When settled, make them move.
A conqueror is always a lover of peace.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent
Everything in war is very simple. But the simplest thing is difficult.
It is very queer that the unhappiness of the world is so often brought on by small men.
If you try to cure evil with evil you will add more pain to your fate.