War isnt declared in the name of God; it is a human affair entirely.
There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.
There is no instance of a nation benefiting from prolonged warfare
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.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
Even the finest sword plunged into salt water will eventually rust.
War is just when it is necessary; arms are permissible when there is no hope except in arms.
Wars come and go, but my soldiers stay eternal
To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but theopportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.
Either war is obsolete, or men are.
War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.
A war between Europeans is a civil war.
It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of warthat can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.
When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them. When settled, make them move.
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.
Evil has no capital of its own. It is a parasite on goodness.
All warfare is based on deception.
There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.