The principal cause of war is war itself.
Not by the forces of civil war can you govern the very weakest woman. You can kill that woman, but she escapes you then; you cannot govern her. No power on earth can govern a human being, however feeble, who withholds his or her consent.
It’s a near miracle that nuclear war has so far been avoided.
The misery in war-torn Afghanistan is reminiscent of images from the Thirty Years’ War.
Unless a nation’s life faces peril, war is murder.
A skilful leech is better far, than half a hundred men of war.
We have always said that in our war with the Arabs we had a secret weapon – no alternative.
With the Truman book, I wrote the entire account of his experiences in World War I before going over to Europe to follow his tracks in the war. When I got there, there was a certain satisfaction in finding I had it right – it does look like that.
Never advise anyone to go to war or to get married. Write down the advice of him who loves you, though you like it not at present. He that has no children brings them up well.
There’s a War Crimes Act in the United States passed by a Republican Congress in 1996, which says that grave breaches of the Geneva Convention are subject to the death penalty. And that doesn’t mean the soldier that committed them – that means the commanders.