The safest road to Hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war.
Either war is obsolete, or men are.
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged.
When anger rises, think of the consequences.
Heaven cannot brook two suns, nor earth two masters.
Wars come and go, but my soldiers stay eternal
A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.
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.
Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil.
Brutality to an animal is cruelty to mankind - it is only the difference in the victim.
Know yourself and you will win all battles.
You can not lead a battle if you think you look silly on a horse.
What is evil? - Whatever springs from weakness.
A conqueror is always a lover of peace.
Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don't let our people have guns. Why should we let them have ideas?
Theres class warfare, all right, but its my class, the rich class, thats making war, and were winning.
If we don't end war, war will end us.
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.