How do you defeat terrorism? Donít be terrorized.
Those who play with the devil's toys will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.
Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.
The evils which sapped the nation's strength had all been wrought in the name of religion.
It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of warthat can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.
It may be necessary to use methods other than constitutional ones.
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.
There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.
There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.
There was never a bad peace or a good war.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent
Battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.
War is over ... If you want it.
Brutality to an animal is cruelty to mankind - it is only the difference in the victim.
An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.
When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them. When settled, make them move.
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.