There was never a bad peace or a good war.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent
It is very queer that the unhappiness of the world is so often brought on by small men.
We are no longer going to ask for the land, but we are going to take it without negotiating.
There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.
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.
Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.
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.
Know yourself and you will win all battles.
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.
A conqueror is always a lover of peace.
Wanton killing of innocent civilians is terrorism, not a war against terrorism.
To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but theopportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.
The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
The evils which sapped the nation's strength had all been wrought in the name of religion.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
When anger rises, think of the consequences.
Heaven cannot brook two suns, nor earth two masters.
There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.
War is just when it is necessary; arms are permissible when there is no hope except in arms.