War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.
Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil.
It is very queer that the unhappiness of the world is so often brought on by small men.
Civil war? What does that mean? Is there any foreign war? Isn't every war fought between men, between brothers?
Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.
Either war is obsolete, or men are.
You don't reason with intellectuals. You shoot them.
You can not lead a battle if you think you look silly on a horse.
Evil has no capital of its own. It is a parasite on goodness.
All warfare is based on deception.
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
Demoralize the enemy from within by surprise, terror, sabotage, assassination. This is the war of the future.
When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them. When settled, make them move.
A war between Europeans is a civil war.
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.
Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.
Yippies, Hippies, Yahoos, Black Panthers, lions and tigers alike - I would swap the whole damn zoo for the kind of young Americans I saw in Vietnam.
Everything in war is very simple. But the simplest thing is difficult.
When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.