The safest road to Hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
It is very queer that the unhappiness of the world is so often brought on by small men.
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.
The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence.
I don't like war. I particularly don't like the celebration of war, which I think the administration is a little bit guilty of.
Never was anything great achieved without danger
When anger rises, think of the consequences.
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.
Some people are contriving ways and means of making us collapse.
Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war.
There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.
The central defect of evil is not sin but the refusal to acknowledge sin.
There is no instance of a nation benefiting from prolonged warfare
The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
As soon as men decide that all means are permitted to fight an evil, then their good becomes indistinguishable from the evil that they set out to destroy.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
Everything in war is very simple. But the simplest thing is difficult.
It may be necessary to use methods other than constitutional ones.
Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.