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.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
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.
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent
All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
When men take up arms to set other men free, there is something sacred and holy in the warfare.
The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
Heaven cannot brook two suns, nor earth two masters.
When there's a person, there's a problem. When there's no person, there's no problem
When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.
It may be necessary to use methods other than constitutional ones.
What is evil? - Whatever springs from weakness.
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.
There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.
An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.
The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.
The safest road to Hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don't let our people have guns. Why should we let them have ideas?
War is just when it is necessary; arms are permissible when there is no hope except in arms.