All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
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.
When men take up arms to set other men free, there is something sacred and holy in the warfare.
The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.
Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.
It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
Never was anything great achieved without danger
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.
Battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.
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.
What is evil? - Whatever springs from weakness.
Some people are contriving ways and means of making us collapse.
Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil.
Know yourself and you will win all battles.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent
There was never a bad peace or a good war.
Everyone’s worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there’s really an easy way: Stop participating in it.
Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win
There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.