An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.
It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but theopportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.
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.
Even the finest sword plunged into salt water will eventually rust.
If you try to cure evil with evil you will add more pain to your fate.
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.
As soon as men decide that all means are permitted to fight an evil, then their good becomes indistinguishable from the evil that they set out to destroy.
It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of warthat can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.
There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.
All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged.
Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don't let our people have guns. Why should we let them have ideas?
War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.
We are no longer going to ask for the land, but we are going to take it without negotiating.
Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win
The central defect of evil is not sin but the refusal to acknowledge sin.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.