It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of warthat can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.
Everything in war is very simple. But the simplest thing is difficult.
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.
Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.
There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.
Battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.
A conqueror is always a lover of peace.
If we don't end war, war will end us.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
War is just when it is necessary; arms are permissible when there is no hope except in arms.
Never was anything great achieved without danger
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.
An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.
The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence.
There was never a bad peace or a good war.
The evils which sapped the nation's strength had all been wrought in the name of religion.
Brutality to an animal is cruelty to mankind - it is only the difference in the victim.
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.
You don't reason with intellectuals. You shoot them.
When there's a person, there's a problem. When there's no person, there's no problem
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.