When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.
Any alliance whose purpose is not the intention to wage war is senseless and useless.
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.
War is over ... If you want it.
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.
It is very queer that the unhappiness of the world is so often brought on by small men.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged.
Know yourself and you will win all battles.
From the happy expression on their faces you might have supposed that they welcomed the war. I have met with men who loved stamps, and stones, and snakes, but I could not imagine any man loving war.
When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them. When settled, make them move.
It may be necessary to use methods other than constitutional ones.
Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.
A war between Europeans is a civil war.
Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.
All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
Listen up - there's no war that will end all wars
The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence.
Even the finest sword plunged into salt water will eventually rust.