Unless a nation's life faces peril, war is murder.
It is very queer that the unhappiness of the world is so often brought on by small men.
There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.
Evil has no capital of its own. It is a parasite on goodness.
Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
It is only the dead who have seen the end of war
It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of warthat can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.
Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war.
The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence.
The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
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.
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.
Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win
If you try to cure evil with evil you will add more pain to your fate.
To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but theopportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.
All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
When anger rises, think of the consequences.
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.
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.