It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of warthat can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.
The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.
There is no instance of a nation benefiting from prolonged warfare
If we don't end war, war will end us.
Those who play with the devil's toys will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.
No one can guarantee success in war, but only deserve it.
All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
Never was anything great achieved without danger
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win
Any alliance whose purpose is not the intention to wage war is senseless and useless.
It is very queer that the unhappiness of the world is so often brought on by small men.
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.
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.
There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.
When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.
As soon as men decide that all means are permitted to fight an evil, then their good becomes indistinguishable from the evil that they set out to destroy.
When anger rises, think of the consequences.
Know yourself and you will win all battles.
Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil.