Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.
If you try to cure evil with evil you will add more pain to your fate.
The central defect of evil is not sin but the refusal to acknowledge sin.
The safest road to Hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent
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.
There is no safety for honest men except by believing all possible evil of evil men.
Brutality to an animal is cruelty to mankind - it is only the difference in the victim.
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.
Everyone’s worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there’s really an easy way: Stop participating in it.
The earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed
When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them. When settled, make them move.
Civil war? What does that mean? Is there any foreign war? Isn't every war fought between men, between brothers?
All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.
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.
The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence.
Theres class warfare, all right, but its my class, the rich class, thats making war, and were winning.
Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win