Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
The evils which sapped the nation's strength had all been wrought in the name of religion.
There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.
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.
It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of warthat can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.
Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.
Battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.
Wanton killing of innocent civilians is terrorism, not a war against terrorism.
It may be necessary to use methods other than constitutional ones.
Civil war? What does that mean? Is there any foreign war? Isn't every war fought between men, between brothers?
There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.
The central defect of evil is not sin but the refusal to acknowledge sin.
Any alliance whose purpose is not the intention to wage war is senseless and useless.
Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don't let our people have guns. Why should we let them have ideas?
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.
War is just when it is necessary; arms are permissible when there is no hope except in arms.
There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.
Even the finest sword plunged into salt water will eventually rust.