Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
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.
There was never a bad peace or a good war.
It is very queer that the unhappiness of the world is so often brought on by small men.
Never was anything great achieved without danger
A conqueror is always a lover of peace.
You don't reason with intellectuals. You shoot them.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
Brutality to an animal is cruelty to mankind - it is only the difference in the victim.
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.
When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them. When settled, make them move.
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.
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.
Know yourself and you will win all battles.
It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of warthat can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.
Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.
Everything in war is very simple. But the simplest thing is difficult.
There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.
The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
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.
War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.