There is no instance of a nation benefiting from prolonged warfare
It may be necessary to use methods other than constitutional ones.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent
Even the finest sword plunged into salt water will eventually rust.
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.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
It is only the dead who have seen the end of war
Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
Everything in war is very simple. But the simplest thing is difficult.
Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.
Know your enemy and know yourself and you will always be victorious
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.
It is very queer that the unhappiness of the world is so often brought on by small men.
You can not lead a battle if you think you look silly on a horse.
Wars come and go, but my soldiers stay eternal
When there's a person, there's a problem. When there's no person, there's no problem
There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.
You don't reason with intellectuals. You shoot them.
Unless a nation's life faces peril, war is murder.