It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of warthat can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent
Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.
Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.
When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.
Any alliance whose purpose is not the intention to wage war is senseless and useless.
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.
There is no safety for honest men except by believing all possible evil of evil men.
A conqueror is always a lover of peace.
There was never a bad peace or a good war.
Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil.
All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
Evil has no capital of its own. It is a parasite on goodness.
The central defect of evil is not sin but the refusal to acknowledge sin.
All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
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.
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.
Never was anything great achieved without danger
The earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed
You can not lead a battle if you think you look silly on a horse.
An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.