Those who play with the devil's toys will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.
A war between Europeans is a civil war.
Wanton killing of innocent civilians is terrorism, not a war against terrorism.
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don't let our people have guns. Why should we let them have ideas?
You can not lead a battle if you think you look silly on a horse.
All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil.
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
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.
If you try to cure evil with evil you will add more pain to your fate.
Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.
Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.
All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but theopportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.
Know your enemy and know yourself and you will always be victorious
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.
We are no longer going to ask for the land, but we are going to take it without negotiating.
When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.
Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.