Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don't let our people have guns. Why should we let them have ideas?
Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent
When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.
No one can guarantee success in war, but only deserve it.
If we don't end war, war will end us.
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.
It is very queer that the unhappiness of the world is so often brought on by small men.
What is evil? - Whatever springs from weakness.
When anger rises, think of the consequences.
A conqueror is always a lover of peace.
Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.
There was never a bad peace or a good war.
Demoralize the enemy from within by surprise, terror, sabotage, assassination. This is the war of the future.
It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
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.
There is no instance of a nation benefiting from prolonged warfare
Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war.
Everyone’s worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there’s really an easy way: Stop participating in it.
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.