War is just when it is necessary; arms are permissible when there is no hope except in arms.
Brutality to an animal is cruelty to mankind - it is only the difference in the victim.
Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of warthat can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.
To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but theopportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.
There is no safety for honest men except by believing all possible evil of evil men.
I don't like war. I particularly don't like the celebration of war, which I think the administration is a little bit guilty of.
Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
Any alliance whose purpose is not the intention to wage war is senseless and useless.
Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war.
Some people are contriving ways and means of making us collapse.
Know your enemy and know yourself and you will always be victorious
The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence.
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.
There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.
The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.
Wars come and go, but my soldiers stay eternal
Wanton killing of innocent civilians is terrorism, not a war against terrorism.
Heaven cannot brook two suns, nor earth two masters.