When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.
It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of warthat can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.
Either war is obsolete, or men are.
It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent
No one can guarantee success in war, but only deserve it.
Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.
Wars come and go, but my soldiers stay eternal
Brutality to an animal is cruelty to mankind - it is only the difference in the victim.
Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil.
There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.
Everything in war is very simple. But the simplest thing is difficult.
When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them. When settled, make them move.
Battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.
You don't reason with intellectuals. You shoot them.
A conqueror is always a lover of peace.
There is no safety for honest men except by believing all possible evil of evil men.
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.
It is only the dead who have seen the end of war
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
If we don't end war, war will end us.