War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.
There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.
Some people are contriving ways and means of making us collapse.
An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
Evil has no capital of its own. It is a parasite on goodness.
The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.
Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.
There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.
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.
A conqueror is always a lover of peace.
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.
Brutality to an animal is cruelty to mankind - it is only the difference in the victim.
There was never a bad peace or a good war.
Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war.
It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of warthat can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent
Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win
Know yourself and you will win all battles.
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.