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.
Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.
If we don't end war, war will end us.
Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil.
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
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.
Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.
All warfare is based on deception.
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.
Some people are contriving ways and means of making us collapse.
The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.
Battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.
No one can guarantee success in war, but only deserve it.
Evil has no capital of its own. It is a parasite on goodness.
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
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.
It is only the dead who have seen the end of war