There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.
When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them. When settled, make them move.
Brutality to an animal is cruelty to mankind - it is only the difference in the victim.
Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.
No one can guarantee success in war, but only deserve it.
When anger rises, think of the consequences.
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.
There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.
Either war is obsolete, or men are.
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.
Yippies, Hippies, Yahoos, Black Panthers, lions and tigers alike - I would swap the whole damn zoo for the kind of young Americans I saw in Vietnam.
The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
Know yourself and you will win all battles.
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.
There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.
People are free to campaign and they will be free to vote. There won't be any soldiers, you know, at the queues. Anyone who has the right to vote is free to go and cast his vote anywhere in his own area, in his own constituency.
There was never a bad peace or a good 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.
Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don't let our people have guns. Why should we let them have ideas?