War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.
A war between Europeans is a civil war.
There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.
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 a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
Everything in war is very simple. But the simplest thing is difficult.
What is evil? - Whatever springs from weakness.
Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win
Even the finest sword plunged into salt water will eventually rust.
All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
Evil has no capital of its own. It is a parasite on goodness.
When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them. When settled, make them move.
All warfare is based on deception.
Brutality to an animal is cruelty to mankind - it is only the difference in the victim.
The safest road to Hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
When there's a person, there's a problem. When there's no person, there's no problem
Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
Civil war? What does that mean? Is there any foreign war? Isn't every war fought between men, between brothers?
Do not let us speak of darker days; let us speak rather of sterner days. These are not dark days: these are great days - the greatest days our country has ever lived.