There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.
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.
There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.
When there's a person, there's a problem. When there's no person, there's no problem
Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don't let our people have guns. Why should we let them have ideas?
Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.
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.
War is just when it is necessary; arms are permissible when there is no hope except in arms.
It may be necessary to use methods other than constitutional ones.
War isnt declared in the name of God; it is a human affair entirely.
A war between Europeans is a civil war.
How do you defeat terrorism? Donít be terrorized.
It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of warthat can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.
There is no instance of a nation benefiting from prolonged warfare
Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.
Know your enemy and know yourself and you will always be victorious
An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.
Those who play with the devil's toys will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.
There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence.