Even the finest sword plunged into salt water will eventually rust.
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.
There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
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.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent
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.
Those who play with the devil's toys will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.
The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
What is evil? - Whatever springs from weakness.
Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war.
Evil has no capital of its own. It is a parasite on goodness.
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.
It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of warthat can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
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.
An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.
If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged.
There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.
All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.