Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
Everyone’s worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there’s really an easy way: Stop participating in it.
When there's a person, there's a problem. When there's no person, there's no problem
War is just when it is necessary; arms are permissible when there is no hope except in arms.
There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.
You don't reason with intellectuals. You shoot them.
The evils which sapped the nation's strength had all been wrought in the name of religion.
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.
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.
What is evil? - Whatever springs from weakness.
Wars come and go, but my soldiers stay eternal
It is very queer that the unhappiness of the world is so often brought on by small men.
War isnt declared in the name of God; it is a human affair entirely.
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.
War is over ... If you want it.
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
Yippies, Hippies, Yahoos, Black Panthers, lions and tigers alike - I would swap the whole damn zoo for the kind of young Americans I saw in Vietnam.
Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but theopportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.
Even the finest sword plunged into salt water will eventually rust.