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.
Wanton killing of innocent civilians is terrorism, not a war against terrorism.
Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.
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.
It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of warthat can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.
War is just when it is necessary; arms are permissible when there is no hope except in arms.
The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence.
Civil war? What does that mean? Is there any foreign war? Isn't every war fought between men, between brothers?
When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them. When settled, make them move.
You can not lead a battle if you think you look silly on a horse.
The earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed
Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.
The central defect of evil is not sin but the refusal to acknowledge sin.
Even the finest sword plunged into salt water will eventually rust.
Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don't let our people have guns. Why should we let them have ideas?
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
Never was anything great achieved without danger
All warfare is based on deception.
There is no instance of a nation benefiting from prolonged warfare
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.
There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.