Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
A conqueror is always a lover of peace.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent
Do not let us speak of darker days; let us speak rather of sterner days. These are not dark days: these are great days - the greatest days our country has ever lived.
The evils which sapped the nation's strength had all been wrought in the name of religion.
All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
If we don't end war, war will end us.
To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but theopportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.
As soon as men decide that all means are permitted to fight an evil, then their good becomes indistinguishable from the evil that they set out to destroy.
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.
Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win
When anger rises, think of the consequences.
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.
If you try to cure evil with evil you will add more pain to your fate.
The central defect of evil is not sin but the refusal to acknowledge sin.
There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
War is over ... If you want it.
No one can guarantee success in war, but only deserve it.
In war, as in life, it is often necessary, when some cherished scheme has failed, to take up the best alternative open, and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might.