It is very queer that the unhappiness of the world is so often brought on by small men.
There was never a bad peace or a good war.
There is no instance of a nation benefiting from prolonged warfare
All warfare is based on deception.
Everything in war is very simple. But the simplest thing is difficult.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win
When anger rises, think of the consequences.
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.
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.
Know yourself and you will win all battles.
Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil.
When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.
There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.
The evils which sapped the nation's strength had all been wrought in the name of religion.
Any alliance whose purpose is not the intention to wage war is senseless and useless.
War is over ... If you want it.
Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.
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.
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.