All warfare is based on deception.
There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.
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.
The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
When there's a person, there's a problem. When there's no person, there's no problem
When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them. When settled, make them move.
The safest road to Hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
The evils which sapped the nation's strength had all been wrought in the name of religion.
A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.
Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.
No one can guarantee success in war, but only deserve it.
War is over ... If you want it.
It is very queer that the unhappiness of the world is so often brought on by small men.
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.
Demoralize the enemy from within by surprise, terror, sabotage, assassination. This is the war of the future.
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.
Wars come and go, but my soldiers stay eternal
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
Everyone’s worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there’s really an easy way: Stop participating in it.
We are no longer going to ask for the land, but we are going to take it without negotiating.