There was never a bad peace or a good war.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.
War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.
What is evil? - Whatever springs from weakness.
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 are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.
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.
There is no instance of a nation benefiting from prolonged warfare
War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.
When men take up arms to set other men free, there is something sacred and holy in the warfare.
Everything in war is very simple. But the simplest thing is difficult.
The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence.
Some people are contriving ways and means of making us collapse.
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.
The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of warthat can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.
Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.