The safest road to Hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
You don't reason with intellectuals. You shoot them.
No one can guarantee success in war, but only deserve it.
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent
Evil has no capital of its own. It is a parasite on goodness.
There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.
I don't like war. I particularly don't like the celebration of war, which I think the administration is a little bit guilty of.
All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence.
Theres class warfare, all right, but its my class, the rich class, thats making war, and were winning.
If you try to cure evil with evil you will add more pain to your fate.
Those who play with the devil's toys will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.
It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of warthat can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.
The evils which sapped the nation's strength had all been wrought in the name of religion.
Battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.
How do you defeat terrorism? Donít be terrorized.
The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
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.
When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.
All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.