Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.
Some people are contriving ways and means of making us collapse.
The evils which sapped the nation's strength had all been wrought in the name of religion.
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
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.
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.
Civil war? What does that mean? Is there any foreign war? Isn't every war fought between men, between brothers?
War isnt declared in the name of God; it is a human affair entirely.
When men take up arms to set other men free, there is something sacred and holy in the warfare.
Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
We are no longer going to ask for the land, but we are going to take it without negotiating.
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.
It is only the dead who have seen the end of war
There is no safety for honest men except by believing all possible evil of evil men.
Never was anything great achieved without danger
Battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.
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.
If you try to cure evil with evil you will add more pain to your fate.