Evil has no capital of its own. It is a parasite on goodness.
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.
All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
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.
All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
Brutality to an animal is cruelty to mankind - it is only the difference in the victim.
The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
When there's a person, there's a problem. When there's no person, there's no problem
The evils which sapped the nation's strength had all been wrought in the name of religion.
Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.
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.
War is just when it is necessary; arms are permissible when there is no hope except in arms.
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.
There was never a bad peace or a good war.
Know yourself and you will win all battles.
What is evil? - Whatever springs from weakness.
Heaven cannot brook two suns, nor earth two masters.
Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.
When anger rises, think of the consequences.
All warfare is based on deception.