I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent
War isnt declared in the name of God; it is a human affair entirely.
Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.
When men take up arms to set other men free, there is something sacred and holy in the warfare.
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
Unless a nation's life faces peril, war is murder.
To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but theopportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.
There is no instance of a nation benefiting from prolonged warfare
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.
How do you defeat terrorism? Donít be terrorized.
It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
Never was anything great achieved without danger
Know your enemy and know yourself and you will always be victorious
There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.
The central defect of evil is not sin but the refusal to acknowledge sin.
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.
There was never a bad peace or a good war.
Battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.
The safest road to Hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.