There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.
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.
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win
Even the finest sword plunged into salt water will eventually rust.
All warfare is based on deception.
When men take up arms to set other men free, there is something sacred and holy in the warfare.
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
Those who play with the devil's toys will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.
There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.
There is no instance of a nation benefiting from prolonged warfare
It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of warthat can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.
Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.
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.
The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
It is very queer that the unhappiness of the world is so often brought on by small men.
Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.
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.