Brutality to an animal is cruelty to mankind - it is only the difference in the victim.
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
From the happy expression on their faces you might have supposed that they welcomed the war. I have met with men who loved stamps, and stones, and snakes, but I could not imagine any man loving war.
I don't like war. I particularly don't like the celebration of war, which I think the administration is a little bit guilty of.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent
There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.
No one can guarantee success in war, but only deserve it.
The safest road to Hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
Civil war? What does that mean? Is there any foreign war? Isn't every war fought between men, between brothers?
The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.
It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
If you try to cure evil with evil you will add more pain to your fate.
Evil has no capital of its own. It is a parasite on goodness.
There is no safety for honest men except by believing all possible evil of evil men.
A conqueror is always a lover of peace.
The central defect of evil is not sin but the refusal to acknowledge sin.
The control of a large force is the same principle as the control of a few men: it is merely a question of dividing uptheir numbers.
Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
All warfare is based on deception.
Everyone’s worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there’s really an easy way: Stop participating in it.