There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.
War is just when it is necessary; arms are permissible when there is no hope except in arms.
Nature that framed us of four elements, warring within our breasts for regiment, doth teach us all to have aspiring minds.
War should be the only study of a prince. He should consider peace only as a breathing-time, which gives him leisure to contrive, and furnishes as ability to execute, military plans.
I'm Machiavelli's offspring, I'm the king of New York, king of the coast, one hand, I juggle them both.
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.