The implied threat of using nuclear weapons to curb guerrillas was as absurd as to talk of using a sledge hammer to ward off a swarm of mosquitoes
War is always a matter of doing evil in the hope that good may come of it.
But time and surprise are the two most vital elements in war.
The legitimate object of war is a more perfect peace"-this sentence
The chief incalculable in war is the human will.
Guerrilla war is a kind of war waged by the few but dependent on the support of many.
Immigrants do more than help us win our wars, or set up cleaning shops or ethnic restaurants.
creating success is a tug of war between your mind and your heart-your fears and your dreams. if your fears win, you lose.
“Wars of nations are fought to change maps. But wars of poverty are fought to map change.”
There is no greater guilt than the unneccessary war.
Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war.
The real war will never get in the books.
A skilled commander seeks victory from the situation and does not demand it of his subordinates.
If we know that our own men are in a condition to attack, but are unaware that the enemy is not open to attack, we have gone only halfway towards victory.
“Therefore the clever combatant imposes his will on the enemy, but does not allow the enemy’s will to be imposed on him.”
Secret operations are essential in war; upon them the army relies to make its every move.
“who does not know the evils of war cannot appreciate its benefits”
“The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.”
There has never been a protracted war from which a country has benefited.
Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.
Treat your men as you would your own beloved sons. And they will follow you into the deepest valley.
The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.
You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war.
We must concentrate not merely on the negative expulsion of war but the positive affirmation of peace.
It is not enough to say we must not wage war. It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it.
War is a poor chisel to carve out tomorrow.
Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
The first way to lose a state is to neglect the art of war; the first way to gain a state is to be skilled in the art of war.
There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.
War is not so to be avoided, but is only deferred to your disadvantage.