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.
Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.
No one can guarantee success in war, but only deserve it.
Battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.
Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win
Brutality to an animal is cruelty to mankind - it is only the difference in the victim.
When men take up arms to set other men free, there is something sacred and holy in the warfare.
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.
A war between Europeans is a civil war.
There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.
Those who play with the devil's toys will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.
Wanton killing of innocent civilians is terrorism, not a war against terrorism.
When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them. When settled, make them move.
War is over ... If you want it.
All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
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.
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.
The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
The evils which sapped the nation's strength had all been wrought in the name of religion.