You can not lead a battle if you think you look silly on a horse.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent
Even the finest sword plunged into salt water will eventually rust.
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.
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.
The evils which sapped the nation's strength had all been wrought in the name of religion.
To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but theopportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.
Theres class warfare, all right, but its my class, the rich class, thats making war, and were winning.
Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
If you try to cure evil with evil you will add more pain to your fate.
Battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.
From the happy expression on their faces you might have supposed that they welcomed the war. I have met with men who loved stamps, and stones, and snakes, but I could not imagine any man loving war.
It is very queer that the unhappiness of the world is so often brought on by small men.
There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.
What is evil? - Whatever springs from weakness.
It may be necessary to use methods other than constitutional ones.
There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.
Evil has no capital of its own. It is a parasite on goodness.
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.
When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them. When settled, make them move.
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.