Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.
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.
It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of warthat can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.
It is very queer that the unhappiness of the world is so often brought on by small men.
What is evil? - Whatever springs from weakness.
Some people are contriving ways and means of making us collapse.
There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.
War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.
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.
Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.
It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
The earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
Either war is obsolete, or men are.
Theres class warfare, all right, but its my class, the rich class, thats making war, and were winning.
The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
Know yourself and you will win all battles.
The evils which sapped the nation's strength had all been wrought in the name of religion.
An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.
The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence.
Any alliance whose purpose is not the intention to wage war is senseless and useless.