Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
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.
When there's a person, there's a problem. When there's no person, there's no problem
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
What is evil? - Whatever springs from weakness.
Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil.
War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.
The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
Wars come and go, but my soldiers stay eternal
If you try to cure evil with evil you will add more pain to your fate.
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.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
There was never a bad peace or a good war.
All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
You can not lead a battle if you think you look silly on a horse.
A conqueror is always a lover of peace.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence.
Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.
Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win