Brutality to an animal is cruelty to mankind - it is only the difference in the victim.
A war between Europeans is a civil war.
An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.
Wanton killing of innocent civilians is terrorism, not a war against terrorism.
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.
The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
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.
To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but theopportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.
A conqueror is always a lover of peace.
There is no safety for honest men except by believing all possible evil of evil men.
What is evil? - Whatever springs from weakness.
We are no longer going to ask for the land, but we are going to take it without negotiating.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.
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.
It may be necessary to use methods other than constitutional ones.
In war, as in life, it is often necessary, when some cherished scheme has failed, to take up the best alternative open, and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might.
It is very queer that the unhappiness of the world is so often brought on by small men.