The safest road to Hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.
If we don't end war, war will end us.
It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of warthat can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.
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.
When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them. When settled, make them move.
War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.
When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.
Either war is obsolete, or men are.
Some people are contriving ways and means of making us collapse.
It may be necessary to use methods other than constitutional ones.
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
A conqueror is always a lover of peace.
All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
War isnt declared in the name of God; it is a human affair entirely.
If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged.
People are free to campaign and they will be free to vote. There won't be any soldiers, you know, at the queues. Anyone who has the right to vote is free to go and cast his vote anywhere in his own area, in his own constituency.
There was never a bad peace or a good war.
We are no longer going to ask for the land, but we are going to take it without negotiating.
There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.
When men take up arms to set other men free, there is something sacred and holy in the warfare.