Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.
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.
Either war is obsolete, or men are.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
Listen up - there's no war that will end all wars
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.
To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but theopportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
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.
The evils which sapped the nation's strength had all been wrought in the name of religion.
Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don't let our people have guns. Why should we let them have ideas?
There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.
Even the finest sword plunged into salt water will eventually rust.
Civil war? What does that mean? Is there any foreign war? Isn't every war fought between men, between brothers?
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
The earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
A war between Europeans is a civil war.
Know yourself and you will win all battles.
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.