There is no instance of a nation benefiting from prolonged warfare
To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but theopportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.
If you try to cure evil with evil you will add more pain to your fate.
Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
The central defect of evil is not sin but the refusal to acknowledge sin.
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.
There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.
Even the finest sword plunged into salt water will eventually rust.
Unless a nation's life faces peril, war is murder.
War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
No one can guarantee success in war, but only deserve it.
Civil war? What does that mean? Is there any foreign war? Isn't every war fought between men, between brothers?
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
Battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent
We are no longer going to ask for the land, but we are going to take it without negotiating.
It is only the dead who have seen the end of war
Never was anything great achieved without danger
Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don't let our people have guns. Why should we let them have ideas?