There is no instance of a nation benefiting from prolonged warfare
Civil war? What does that mean? Is there any foreign war? Isn't every war fought between men, between brothers?
There was never a bad peace or a good war.
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
Those who play with the devil's toys will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.
Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.
No one can guarantee success in war, but only deserve it.
If we don't end war, war will end us.
Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.
When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them. When settled, make them move.
There is no safety for honest men except by believing all possible evil of evil men.
What is evil? - Whatever springs from weakness.
The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence.
How do you defeat terrorism? Donít be terrorized.
Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil.
War is just when it is necessary; arms are permissible when there is no hope except in arms.
Know yourself and you will win all battles.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
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.
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.