Wars come and go, but my soldiers stay eternal
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.
Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.
Any alliance whose purpose is not the intention to wage war is senseless and useless.
There is no safety for honest men except by believing all possible evil of evil men.
Unless a nation's life faces peril, war is murder.
What is evil? - Whatever springs from weakness.
All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but theopportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.
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.
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.
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.
It may be necessary to use methods other than constitutional ones.
Great is the guilt of an unnecessary 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.
Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.
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.
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don't let our people have guns. Why should we let them have ideas?
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent
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.