The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence.
Never was anything great achieved without danger
It is very queer that the unhappiness of the world is so often brought on by small men.
When men take up arms to set other men free, there is something sacred and holy in the warfare.
Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.
Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil.
Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.
There is no safety for honest men except by believing all possible evil of evil men.
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.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
If you try to cure evil with evil you will add more pain to your fate.
Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don't let our people have guns. Why should we let them have ideas?
When there's a person, there's a problem. When there's no person, there's no problem
To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but theopportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.
Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.
You can not lead a battle if you think you look silly on a horse.
Some people are contriving ways and means of making us collapse.
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.
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.
Civil war? What does that mean? Is there any foreign war? Isn't every war fought between men, between brothers?
A conqueror is always a lover of peace.