The safest road to Hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.
It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of warthat can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.
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.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent
When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them. When settled, make them move.
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.
Unless a nation's life faces peril, war is murder.
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.
Theres class warfare, all right, but its my class, the rich class, thats making war, and were winning.
War isnt declared in the name of God; it is a human affair entirely.
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
What is evil? - Whatever springs from weakness.
Evil has no capital of its own. It is a parasite on goodness.
The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.
Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.
There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.
There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.
Brutality to an animal is cruelty to mankind - it is only the difference in the victim.
War is just when it is necessary; arms are permissible when there is no hope except in arms.