Everything in war is very simple. But the simplest thing is difficult.
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.
Those who play with the devil's toys will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.
Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don't let our people have guns. Why should we let them have ideas?
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.
When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them. When settled, make them move.
The evils which sapped the nation's strength had all been wrought in the name of religion.
The safest road to Hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
When men take up arms to set other men free, there is something sacred and holy in the warfare.
To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but theopportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.
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.
It is very queer that the unhappiness of the world is so often brought on by small men.
Even the finest sword plunged into salt water will eventually rust.
You don't reason with intellectuals. You shoot them.
We are no longer going to ask for the land, but we are going to take it without negotiating.
The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
The earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed
Wanton killing of innocent civilians is terrorism, not a war against terrorism.
Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.
Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war.