All warfare is based on deception.
There is no instance of a nation benefiting from prolonged warfare
When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them. When settled, make them move.
It is very queer that the unhappiness of the world is so often brought on by small men.
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.
Know yourself and you will win all battles.
An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.
War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.
Know your enemy and know yourself and you will always be victorious
Some people are contriving ways and means of making us collapse.
To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but theopportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.
Either war is obsolete, or men are.
How do you defeat terrorism? Don’t be terrorized.
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
Everything in war is very simple. But the simplest thing is difficult.
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.
All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged.
Everyone’s worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there’s really an easy way: Stop participating in it.
Evil has no capital of its own. It is a parasite on goodness.
The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.