"War has always been man's greatest accomplishment."
“This is war, Peacock. Casualties are inevitable. You can not make an omelet without breaking some eggs, every cook will tell you that.”
"War is not meant to be won; it is meant to be continuous. The essential fact of modern warfare is the destruction of the produce of human labor. A hierarchy of society is only possible on the basis of poverty and ignorance. In principle, the war effort is always planned to keep society on the brink of starvation. The war is waged by the ruling group against its own subjects and its object is not victory......but to keep the very structure of society intact."
“The fact of the matter is that war changes men’s natures. The barbarities of war are seldom committed by abnormal men. The tragedy of war is that these horrors are committed by normal men in abnormal situations.”
“Soldiers at war are not to be judged by civilian rules.”
"Wars not make one great."
"Charging a man with murder in this place is like handing out speeding tickets at the Indy 500."
“It is well to dream of glorious war in a snug armchair at home, but it is a very different thing to see it first hand.”
“Do you suppose that if a man thought twice, he’s give his life for God and country? Not bloody likely.”
“When we’ve done with you, you’ll be able to stand up and slaughter your enemies like civilized men.”