To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
Demoralize the enemy from within by surprise, terror, sabotage, assassination. This is the war of the future.
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
The evils which sapped the nation's strength had all been wrought in the name of religion.
You can not lead a battle if you think you look silly on a horse.
Heaven cannot brook two suns, nor earth two masters.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
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.
War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.
I don't like war. I particularly don't like the celebration of war, which I think the administration is a little bit guilty of.
When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them. When settled, make them move.
No one can guarantee success in war, but only deserve it.
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.
There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.
Evil has no capital of its own. It is a parasite on goodness.
You don't reason with intellectuals. You shoot them.
Everything in war is very simple. But the simplest thing is difficult.