To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
Either war is obsolete, or men are.
It is only the dead who have seen the end of war
War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.
The central defect of evil is not sin but the refusal to acknowledge sin.
There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.
Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.
It is very queer that the unhappiness of the world is so often brought on by small men.
When men take up arms to set other men free, there is something sacred and holy in the warfare.
You don't reason with intellectuals. You shoot them.
War is just when it is necessary; arms are permissible when there is no hope except in arms.
How do you defeat terrorism? Donít be terrorized.
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.
The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence.
Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged.
All warfare is based on deception.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
Heaven cannot brook two suns, nor earth two masters.