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.
Evil has no capital of its own. It is a parasite on goodness.
You don't reason with intellectuals. You shoot them.
Never was anything great achieved without danger
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
A conqueror is always a lover of peace.
Some people are contriving ways and means of making us collapse.
The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence.
Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.
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.
All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
Even the finest sword plunged into salt water will eventually rust.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent
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.
If you try to cure evil with evil you will add more pain to your fate.
To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but theopportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.
It may be necessary to use methods other than constitutional ones.
Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.
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.
Heaven cannot brook two suns, nor earth two masters.
Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don't let our people have guns. Why should we let them have ideas?