It is only the dead who have seen the end of war
The safest road to Hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.
Everyone’s worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there’s really an easy way: Stop participating in it.
Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
If you try to cure evil with evil you will add more pain to your fate.
It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of warthat can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.
Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.
To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but theopportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.
Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil.
There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.
There is no safety for honest men except by believing all possible evil of evil men.
The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
Never was anything great achieved without danger
There is no instance of a nation benefiting from prolonged warfare
Demoralize the enemy from within by surprise, terror, sabotage, assassination. This is the war of the future.
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.
War is just when it is necessary; arms are permissible when there is no hope except in arms.
A conqueror is always a lover of peace.
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.