If we don't end war, war will end us.
The evils which sapped the nation's strength had all been wrought in the name of religion.
A war between Europeans is a civil war.
If you try to cure evil with evil you will add more pain to your fate.
When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.
The control of a large force is the same principle as the control of a few men: it is merely a question of dividing uptheir numbers.
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.
Even the finest sword plunged into salt water will eventually rust.
Yippies, Hippies, Yahoos, Black Panthers, lions and tigers alike - I would swap the whole damn zoo for the kind of young Americans I saw in Vietnam.
All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war.
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.
It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of warthat can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.
Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.
It may be necessary to use methods other than constitutional ones.
If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence.
There is no instance of a nation benefiting from prolonged warfare
War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.
Those who play with the devil's toys will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.