Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
Evil has no capital of its own. It is a parasite on goodness.
When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them. When settled, make them move.
Those who play with the devil's toys will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.
A conqueror is always a lover of peace.
Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.
If you try to cure evil with evil you will add more pain to your fate.
Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don't let our people have guns. Why should we let them have ideas?
Heaven cannot brook two suns, nor earth two masters.
There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.
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 are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.
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
War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent
No one can guarantee success in war, but only deserve it.
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.
When anger rises, think of the consequences.
There was never a bad peace or a good war.
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.