Brutality to an animal is cruelty to mankind - it is only the difference in the victim.
An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.
Know your enemy and know yourself and you will always be victorious
It may be necessary to use methods other than constitutional ones.
If you try to cure evil with evil you will add more pain to your fate.
There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.
A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.
All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
The safest road to Hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
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
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.
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.
Unless a nation's life faces peril, war is murder.
Even the finest sword plunged into salt water will eventually rust.
The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.
There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.
Those who play with the devil's toys will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.
As soon as men decide that all means are permitted to fight an evil, then their good becomes indistinguishable from the evil that they set out to destroy.