All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
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.
A war between Europeans is a civil war.
If you try to cure evil with evil you will add more pain to your fate.
It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of warthat can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.
When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged.
Know your enemy and know yourself and you will always be victorious
The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence.
War is over ... If you want it.
You don't reason with intellectuals. You shoot them.
There is no instance of a nation benefiting from prolonged warfare
What is evil? - Whatever springs from weakness.
Everything in war is very simple. But the simplest thing is difficult.
There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
Either war is obsolete, or men are.
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.
Wanton killing of innocent civilians is terrorism, not a war against terrorism.