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 instance of a nation benefiting from prolonged warfare
Those who play with the devil's toys will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.
When men take up arms to set other men free, there is something sacred and holy in the warfare.
It is very queer that the unhappiness of the world is so often brought on by small men.
There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.
It is only the dead who have seen the end of war
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.
Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.
There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.
War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.
Civil war? What does that mean? Is there any foreign war? Isn't every war fought between men, between brothers?
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.
Either war is obsolete, or men are.
Battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.
Wanton killing of innocent civilians is terrorism, not a war against terrorism.
Know your enemy and know yourself and you will always be victorious
There was never a bad peace or a good war.
Everyone’s worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there’s really an easy way: Stop participating in it.
Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don't let our people have guns. Why should we let them have ideas?
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.