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 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.
All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
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 is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.
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.
Unless a nation's life faces peril, war is murder.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent
The evils which sapped the nation's strength had all been wrought in the name of religion.
Theres class warfare, all right, but its my class, the rich class, thats making war, and were winning.
Wanton killing of innocent civilians is terrorism, not a war against terrorism.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
Heaven cannot brook two suns, nor earth two masters.
There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.
It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of warthat can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.
Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.
There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.
The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.
It may be necessary to use methods other than constitutional ones.