Civil war? What does that mean? Is there any foreign war? Isn't every war fought between men, between brothers?
The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
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.
All warfare is based on deception.
It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
It is only the dead who have seen the end of war
When anger rises, think of the consequences.
When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.
Battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.
To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but theopportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.
War is just when it is necessary; arms are permissible when there is no hope except in arms.
Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war.
The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence.
Never was anything great achieved without danger
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.
Some people are contriving ways and means of making us collapse.
If you try to cure evil with evil you will add more pain to your fate.
Evil has no capital of its own. It is a parasite on goodness.
Know your enemy and know yourself and you will always be victorious