I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
Evil has no capital of its own. It is a parasite on goodness.
The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence.
Unless a nation's life faces peril, war is murder.
War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.
When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them. When settled, make them move.
The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
It may be necessary to use methods other than constitutional ones.
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
Brutality to an animal is cruelty to mankind - it is only the difference in the victim.
There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.
Listen up - there's no war that will end all wars
Demoralize the enemy from within by surprise, terror, sabotage, assassination. This is the war of the future.
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.
Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don't let our people have guns. Why should we let them have ideas?
It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of warthat can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.
A conqueror is always a lover of peace.
What is evil? - Whatever springs from weakness.
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.
When men take up arms to set other men free, there is something sacred and holy in the warfare.
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.