The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
Either war is obsolete, or men are.
Those who play with the devil's toys will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.
Everything in war is very simple. But the simplest thing is difficult.
A conqueror is always a lover of peace.
All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent
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.
There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.
War isnt declared in the name of God; it is a human affair entirely.
I don't like war. I particularly don't like the celebration of war, which I think the administration is a little bit guilty of.
If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged.
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.
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.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
You don't reason with intellectuals. You shoot them.
Know yourself and you will win all battles.
The safest road to Hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.