Heaven cannot brook two suns, nor earth two masters.
It is very queer that the unhappiness of the world is so often brought on by small men.
Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.
Wanton killing of innocent civilians is terrorism, not a war against terrorism.
How do you defeat terrorism? Donít be terrorized.
War isnt declared in the name of God; it is a human affair entirely.
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
All warfare is based on deception.
When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them. When settled, make them move.
All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.
It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of warthat can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.
A conqueror is always a lover of peace.
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.
No one can guarantee success in war, but only deserve it.
An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.
Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil.
If you try to cure evil with evil you will add more pain to your fate.
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
Do not let us speak of darker days; let us speak rather of sterner days. These are not dark days: these are great days - the greatest days our country has ever lived.
What is evil? - Whatever springs from weakness.