The safest road to Hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
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.
Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don't let our people have guns. Why should we let them have ideas?
It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
There is no instance of a nation benefiting from prolonged warfare
Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.
The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
It may be necessary to use methods other than constitutional ones.
Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.
Everything in war is very simple. But the simplest thing is difficult.
The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.
There was never a bad peace or a good war.
It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of warthat can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.
There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.
Never was anything great achieved without danger
Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.
Wanton killing of innocent civilians is terrorism, not a war against terrorism.
The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence.
A conqueror is always a lover of peace.
Heaven cannot brook two suns, nor earth two masters.
The earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed