Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win
Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.
It is only the dead who have seen the end of war
Any alliance whose purpose is not the intention to wage war is senseless and useless.
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.
It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
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.
From the happy expression on their faces you might have supposed that they welcomed the war. I have met with men who loved stamps, and stones, and snakes, but I could not imagine any man loving war.
Wars come and go, but my soldiers stay eternal
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
When anger rises, think of the consequences.
Wanton killing of innocent civilians is terrorism, not a war against terrorism.
There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.
Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.
We are no longer going to ask for the land, but we are going to take it without negotiating.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
War is just when it is necessary; arms are permissible when there is no hope except in arms.
People are free to campaign and they will be free to vote. There won't be any soldiers, you know, at the queues. Anyone who has the right to vote is free to go and cast his vote anywhere in his own area, in his own constituency.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent
The central defect of evil is not sin but the refusal to acknowledge sin.