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.
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.
It is very queer that the unhappiness of the world is so often brought on by small men.
Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war.
It is only the dead who have seen the end of war
Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.
All warfare is based on deception.
You can not lead a battle if you think you look silly on a horse.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win
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.
The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence.
The evils which sapped the nation's strength had all been wrought in the name of religion.
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.
Unless a nation's life faces peril, war is murder.
It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of warthat can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
The earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed
Know your enemy and know yourself and you will always be victorious