I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent
There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.
When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them. When settled, make them move.
Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don't let our people have guns. Why should we let them have ideas?
The control of a large force is the same principle as the control of a few men: it is merely a question of dividing uptheir numbers.
No one can guarantee success in war, but only deserve it.
Either war is obsolete, or men are.
Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.
You don't reason with intellectuals. You shoot them.
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.
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
What is evil? - Whatever springs from weakness.
How do you defeat terrorism? Donít be terrorized.
Heaven cannot brook two suns, nor earth two masters.
Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.
It is only the dead who have seen the end of war
The central defect of evil is not sin but the refusal to acknowledge sin.
When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.
Evil has no capital of its own. It is a parasite on goodness.