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.
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.
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
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.
What is evil? - Whatever springs from weakness.
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.
Wanton killing of innocent civilians is terrorism, not a war against terrorism.
The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
Theres class warfare, all right, but its my class, the rich class, thats making war, and were winning.
All warfare is based on deception.
Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
When men take up arms to set other men free, there is something sacred and holy in the warfare.
You can not lead a battle if you think you look silly on a horse.
A war between Europeans is a civil war.
Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.
There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.
Those who play with the devil's toys will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.
A conqueror is always a lover of peace.
If we don't end war, war will end us.
All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
Demoralize the enemy from within by surprise, terror, sabotage, assassination. This is the war of the future.