To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
Unless a nation's life faces peril, war is murder.
The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.
Wars come and go, but my soldiers stay eternal
Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.
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.
Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don't let our people have guns. Why should we let them have ideas?
Wanton killing of innocent civilians is terrorism, not a war against terrorism.
We are no longer going to ask for the land, but we are going to take it without negotiating.
When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.
War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.
There is no instance of a nation benefiting from prolonged warfare
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
The evils which sapped the nation's strength had all been wrought in the name of religion.
War is over ... If you want it.
When there's a person, there's a problem. When there's no person, there's no problem
When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them. When settled, make them move.
The safest road to Hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
Listen up - there's no war that will end all wars
An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.
Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win