An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.
All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
There was never a bad peace or a good war.
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.
A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.
There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.
Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without 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.
There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
Wanton killing of innocent civilians is terrorism, not a war against terrorism.
War is just when it is necessary; arms are permissible when there is no hope except in arms.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
Know yourself and you will win all battles.
Heaven cannot brook two suns, nor earth two masters.
To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but theopportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.
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.
People are free to campaign and they will be free to vote. There won't be any soldiers, you know, at the queues. Anyone who has the right to vote is free to go and cast his vote anywhere in his own area, in his own constituency.
The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence.
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.