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.
To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but theopportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.
It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of warthat can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.
There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.
All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.
You don't reason with intellectuals. You shoot them.
When men take up arms to set other men free, there is something sacred and holy in the warfare.
When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them. When settled, make them move.
When anger rises, think of the consequences.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
The safest road to Hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.
The earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed
No one can guarantee success in war, but only deserve it.
It is only the dead who have seen the end of war
Everything in war is very simple. But the simplest thing is difficult.
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.
Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil.
Unless a nation's life faces peril, war is murder.
War is over ... If you want it.