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.
The central defect of evil is not sin but the refusal to acknowledge sin.
Wars come and go, but my soldiers stay eternal
All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
A conqueror is always a lover of peace.
There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.
All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
Unless a nation's life faces peril, war is murder.
Demoralize the enemy from within by surprise, terror, sabotage, assassination. This is the war of the future.
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.
Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil.
A war between Europeans is a civil war.
Even the finest sword plunged into salt water will eventually rust.
Those who play with the devil's toys will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.
Heaven cannot brook two suns, nor earth two masters.
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.
Evil has no capital of its own. It is a parasite on goodness.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.