Battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.
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 no safety for honest men except by believing all possible evil of evil men.
If you try to cure evil with evil you will add more pain to your fate.
In war, as in life, it is often necessary, when some cherished scheme has failed, to take up the best alternative open, and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might.
We are no longer going to ask for the land, but we are going to take it without negotiating.
Wars come and go, but my soldiers stay eternal
Demoralize the enemy from within by surprise, terror, sabotage, assassination. This is the war of the future.
Either war is obsolete, or men are.
The safest road to Hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
When men take up arms to set other men free, there is something sacred and holy in the warfare.
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.
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.
There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.
Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win
It may be necessary to use methods other than constitutional ones.
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
A conqueror is always a lover of peace.
Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
Heaven cannot brook two suns, nor earth two masters.
Civil war? What does that mean? Is there any foreign war? Isn't every war fought between men, between brothers?