There is no safety for honest men except by believing all possible evil of evil men.
Brutality to an animal is cruelty to mankind - it is only the difference in the victim.
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.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
Demoralize the enemy from within by surprise, terror, sabotage, assassination. This is the war of the future.
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
Battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win
Unless a nation's life faces peril, war is murder.
It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of warthat can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.
It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them. When settled, make them move.
How do you defeat terrorism? Don’t be terrorized.
All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
The control of a large force is the same principle as the control of a few men: it is merely a question of dividing uptheir numbers.
There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.
Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.
Evil has no capital of its own. It is a parasite on goodness.
All warfare is based on deception.