I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.
The control of a large force is the same principle as the control of a few men: it is merely a question of dividing uptheir numbers.
It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of warthat can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.
When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.
Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war.
War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.
There is no instance of a nation benefiting from prolonged warfare
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent
The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence.
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.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
If you try to cure evil with evil you will add more pain to your fate.
When men take up arms to set other men free, there is something sacred and holy in the warfare.
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.
There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.
It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
What is evil? - Whatever springs from weakness.
Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.