Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.
Either war is obsolete, or men are.
Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.
Everyone’s worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there’s really an easy way: Stop participating in it.
When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them. When settled, make them move.
The central defect of evil is not sin but the refusal to acknowledge sin.
Evil has no capital of its own. It is a parasite on goodness.
Brutality to an animal is cruelty to mankind - it is only the difference in the victim.
The earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
There is no safety for honest men except by believing all possible evil of evil men.
As soon as men decide that all means are permitted to fight an evil, then their good becomes indistinguishable from the evil that they set out to destroy.
All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
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.
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.
The safest road to Hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
Demoralize the enemy from within by surprise, terror, sabotage, assassination. This is the war of the future.
Those who play with the devil's toys will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.
You don't reason with intellectuals. You shoot them.
There was never a bad peace or a good war.