When men take up arms to set other men free, there is something sacred and holy in the warfare.
Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.
Either war is obsolete, or men are.
Even the finest sword plunged into salt water will eventually rust.
War isnt declared in the name of God; it is a human affair entirely.
Battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.
Unless a nation's life faces peril, war is murder.
If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged.
Know your enemy and know yourself and you will always be victorious
War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.
Wars come and go, but my soldiers stay eternal
All warfare is based on deception.
What is evil? - Whatever springs from weakness.
Any alliance whose purpose is not the intention to wage war is senseless and useless.
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.
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.
Listen up - there's no war that will end all wars
It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of warthat can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.
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.
To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but theopportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.
It may be necessary to use methods other than constitutional ones.