War is too serious a matter to entrust to military men.
In order to act, you must be somewhat insane. A reasonably sensible man is satisfied with thinking.
The world is wide, and I will not waste my life in friction when it could be turned into momentum.
All that I know I learned after I was thirty.
Begin to free yourself at once by doing all that is possible with the means you have, and as you proceed in this spirit the way will open for you to do more.
A man’s life is interesting primarily when he has failed – I well know. For it’s a sign that he tried to surpass himself.
A collective tyrant, spread over the length and breadth of the land, is no more acceptable than a single tyrant ensconced on his throne.
America is the only nation in history which miraculously has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization.
I don’t know whether war is an interlude during peace, or peace an interlude during war.
My home policy: I wage war; my foreign policy: I wage war. All the time I wage war.