The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.
Never was anything great achieved without danger
Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.
Yippies, Hippies, Yahoos, Black Panthers, lions and tigers alike - I would swap the whole damn zoo for the kind of young Americans I saw in Vietnam.
Wars come and go, but my soldiers stay eternal
Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.
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.
Some people are contriving ways and means of making us collapse.
It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
If we don't end war, war will end us.
The central defect of evil is not sin but the refusal to acknowledge sin.
When men take up arms to set other men free, there is something sacred and holy in the warfare.
A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.
The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence.
To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but theopportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.
There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.
People are free to campaign and they will be free to vote. There won't be any soldiers, you know, at the queues. Anyone who has the right to vote is free to go and cast his vote anywhere in his own area, in his own constituency.
There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.
Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.
Evil has no capital of its own. It is a parasite on goodness.