I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent
What is evil? - Whatever springs from weakness.
War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
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.
Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
The control of a large force is the same principle as the control of a few men: it is merely a question of dividing uptheir numbers.
All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.
Those who play with the devil's toys will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.
The central defect of evil is not sin but the refusal to acknowledge sin.
It may be necessary to use methods other than constitutional ones.
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.
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.
In war, as in life, it is often necessary, when some cherished scheme has failed, to take up the best alternative open, and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might.
When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.
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.