When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.
Never was anything great achieved without danger
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.
Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war.
We are no longer going to ask for the land, but we are going to take it without negotiating.
All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.
All warfare is based on deception.
Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.
The earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed
Demoralize the enemy from within by surprise, terror, sabotage, assassination. This is the war of the future.
Evil has no capital of its own. It is a parasite on goodness.
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.
Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.
There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.
Wars come and go, but my soldiers stay eternal
Brutality to an animal is cruelty to mankind - it is only the difference in the victim.
Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.
Even the finest sword plunged into salt water will eventually rust.
The safest road to Hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.