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.
You can not lead a battle if you think you look silly on a horse.
Even the finest sword plunged into salt water will eventually rust.
War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.
If you try to cure evil with evil you will add more pain to your fate.
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
Wanton killing of innocent civilians is terrorism, not a war against terrorism.
There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.
Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil.
Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.
Civil war? What does that mean? Is there any foreign war? Isn't every war fought between men, between brothers?
To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but theopportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.
All warfare is based on deception.
There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.
It may be necessary to use methods other than constitutional ones.
There is no safety for honest men except by believing all possible evil of evil men.
When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.
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.
War isnt declared in the name of God; it is a human affair entirely.
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.