There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.
It is very queer that the unhappiness of the world is so often brought on by small men.
If you try to cure evil with evil you will add more pain to your fate.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent
The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence.
There was never a bad peace or a good war.
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
Wars come and go, but my soldiers stay eternal
When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.
The earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed
War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
Battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.
All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
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 evils which sapped the nation's strength had all been wrought in the name of religion.
All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
Unless a nation's life faces peril, war is murder.
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
Those who play with the devil's toys will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.