Never was anything great achieved without danger
It is very queer that the unhappiness of the world is so often brought on by small men.
Everything in war is very simple. But the simplest thing is difficult.
When men take up arms to set other men free, there is something sacred and holy in the warfare.
Yippies, Hippies, Yahoos, Black Panthers, lions and tigers alike - I would swap the whole damn zoo for the kind of young Americans I saw in Vietnam.
The evils which sapped the nation's strength had all been wrought in the name of religion.
The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
War is just when it is necessary; arms are permissible when there is no hope except in arms.
In war, as in life, it is often necessary, when some cherished scheme has failed, to take up the best alternative open, and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might.
Know yourself and you will win all battles.
Battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.
All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
Theres class warfare, all right, but its my class, the rich class, thats making war, and were winning.
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.
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.
Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.
Do not let us speak of darker days; let us speak rather of sterner days. These are not dark days: these are great days - the greatest days our country has ever lived.
If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged.