Evil has no capital of its own. It is a parasite on goodness.
In war, as in life, it is often necessary, when some cherished scheme has failed, to take up the best alternative open, and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might.
If you try to cure evil with evil you will add more pain to your fate.
War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.
The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence.
Wanton killing of innocent civilians is terrorism, not a war against terrorism.
When men take up arms to set other men free, there is something sacred and holy in the warfare.
There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.
Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.
Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win
Unless a nation's life faces peril, war is murder.
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.
It is very queer that the unhappiness of the world is so often brought on by small men.
There is no safety for honest men except by believing all possible evil of evil men.
Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.
People are free to campaign and they will be free to vote. There won't be any soldiers, you know, at the queues. Anyone who has the right to vote is free to go and cast his vote anywhere in his own area, in his own constituency.
All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
Either war is obsolete, or men are.
No one can guarantee success in war, but only deserve it.
The central defect of evil is not sin but the refusal to acknowledge sin.