To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
When men take up arms to set other men free, there is something sacred and holy in the warfare.
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.
War is just when it is necessary; arms are permissible when there is no hope except in arms.
Everyone’s worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there’s really an easy way: Stop participating in it.
You can not lead a battle if you think you look silly on a horse.
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.
Unless a nation's life faces peril, war is murder.
Some people are contriving ways and means of making us collapse.
Everything in war is very simple. But the simplest thing is difficult.
If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged.
When anger rises, think of the consequences.
There is no instance of a nation benefiting from prolonged warfare
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.
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.
If you try to cure evil with evil you will add more pain to your fate.
There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.
Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent
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.