"An eye for an
eye only ends by making the whole world blind."
has its use but cowardice has none."
does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will."
is a war criminal? Was not war itself a crime against God and humanity, and,
therefore, were not all those who sanctioned, engineered, and conducted wars,
war criminals? War criminals are not confined to the Axis Powers alone.
Roosevelt and Churchill are no less war criminals than Hitler and Mussolini. England,
America and Russia have all of them got their hands dyed more or less red - not
merely Germany and Japan."
are useful only in fair weather. As soon as it rains they drown in every drop."
is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people
other than your own comes first."
war, the policy of least exertion always risks being paid for dearly"
"Having to do
it for the first time in combat is a chastening experience,
it gives a man religion."
greatest moment in life is when his enemy lays vanquished, his village aflame,
his herds driven before you and his weeping wives and daughters are clasped to
your breast." "It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their
passion, than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labors of
"It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion, than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labors of peace"
wind and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators"
"So long as
mankind shall continue to lavish more praise upon its destroyers than upon its
benefactors war shall remain the chief pursuit of ambitious minds."
"Do you want
total war? If necessary, do you want a war more total and radical than anything
that we can even imagine today?"
who have not yet realized danger are generally the bravest soldiers."
"He who stays
on the defencive does not make war, he endures it"
most difficult thing about planning against the Americans, is that they do not
read their own doctrine, and they would feel no particular obligtion to follow
it if they did."
have never advocated war except as a means of peace."
men make war in slavish obedience to rules, they will fail."
right of revolution is an inherent one. When people are oppressed by their
government, it is a natural right they enjoy to relieve themselves of oppression,
if they are strong enough, whether by withdrawal from it, or by overthrowing it
and substituting a government more acceptable."
never was a time when, in my opinion, some way could not be found to prevent the
drawing of the sword."
the enemy goes, let our troops go also"
"I never knew
what to do with a paper except to put it in a side pocket or pass it to a clerk
who understood it better than I did"
don't run democracy. I train troops to defend democracy and I happen to be their
surrogate father and mother as well as their commanding general."
go] where the sound of thunder is."
no such thing as a crowded battlefield. Battlefields are lonely places." "We have severly underestimated the Russians, the extent
"We have severly underestimated the Russians, the extent of thecountry and the trechery of the climate. This is the revenge of reality."
"The mind of
the enemy and the will of his leaders is a target of far more importance than
the bodies of his troops."
situation is obscure, attack!"
"The battle we
are now approaching demands a colossal measure of production capacity. No limit
on rearmament can be visualized. The only alternatives are victory or
destruction... We live in a time when the final battle is in sight. We are ready
on the threshold of mobilization and we are already at war. All that is lacking
is the actual shooting."