There was never a bad peace or a good war.
From the happy expression on their faces you might have supposed that they welcomed the war. I have met with men who loved stamps, and stones, and snakes, but I could not imagine any man loving war.
The control of a large force is the same principle as the control of a few men: it is merely a question of dividing uptheir numbers.
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.
There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.
Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.
The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don't let our people have guns. Why should we let them have ideas?
Battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.
If you try to cure evil with evil you will add more pain to your fate.
When anger rises, think of the consequences.
War is just when it is necessary; arms are permissible when there is no hope except in arms.
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
Brutality to an animal is cruelty to mankind - it is only the difference in the victim.
Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win
Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent
What is evil? - Whatever springs from weakness.
Either war is obsolete, or men are.
Evil has no capital of its own. It is a parasite on goodness.
The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence.