I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent
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.
You don't reason with intellectuals. You shoot them.
Either war is obsolete, or men are.
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.
Know yourself and you will win all battles.
War is over ... If you want it.
War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.
The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence.
Those who play with the devil's toys will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.
If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged.
People are free to campaign and they will be free to vote. There won't be any soldiers, you know, at the queues. Anyone who has the right to vote is free to go and cast his vote anywhere in his own area, in his own constituency.
If you try to cure evil with evil you will add more pain to your fate.
Even the finest sword plunged into salt water will eventually rust.
Some people are contriving ways and means of making us collapse.
The central defect of evil is not sin but the refusal to acknowledge sin.
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.
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.
The evils which sapped the nation's strength had all been wrought in the name of religion.
Civil war? What does that mean? Is there any foreign war? Isn't every war fought between men, between brothers?