War is just when it is necessary; arms are permissible when there is no hope except in arms.
Never was anything great achieved without danger
A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.
All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
Everything in war is very simple. But the simplest thing is difficult.
The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.
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.
There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.
There is no safety for honest men except by believing all possible evil of evil men.
To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but theopportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.
When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them. When settled, make them move.
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.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent
The safest road to Hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
There is no instance of a nation benefiting from prolonged warfare
How do you defeat terrorism? Donít be terrorized.
It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
Civil war? What does that mean? Is there any foreign war? Isn't every war fought between men, between brothers?
Some people are contriving ways and means of making us collapse.
What is evil? - Whatever springs from weakness.