Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don't let our people have guns. Why should we let them have ideas?
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.
There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.
It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
There was never a bad peace or a good war.
The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
Wanton killing of innocent civilians is terrorism, not a war against terrorism.
There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
When men take up arms to set other men free, there is something sacred and holy in the warfare.
The central defect of evil is not sin but the refusal to acknowledge sin.
We are no longer going to ask for the land, but we are going to take it without negotiating.
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.
If you try to cure evil with evil you will add more pain to your fate.
When anger rises, think of the consequences.
You can not lead a battle if you think you look silly on a horse.
It may be necessary to use methods other than constitutional ones.