The central defect of evil is not sin but the refusal to acknowledge sin.
The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
Everything in war is very simple. But the simplest thing is difficult.
When men take up arms to set other men free, there is something sacred and holy in the warfare.
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.
The safest road to Hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
Brutality to an animal is cruelty to mankind - it is only the difference in the victim.
Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil.
When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.
All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
When anger rises, think of the consequences.
It is very queer that the unhappiness of the world is so often brought on by small men.
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
No one can guarantee success in war, but only deserve it.
Some people are contriving ways and means of making us collapse.
It may be necessary to use methods other than constitutional ones.
Either war is obsolete, or men are.
When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them. When settled, make them move.
We are no longer going to ask for the land, but we are going to take it without negotiating.
War isnt declared in the name of God; it is a human affair entirely.
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.