There is no instance of a nation benefiting from prolonged warfare
Everyone’s worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there’s really an easy way: Stop participating in it.
Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win
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.
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.
It is very queer that the unhappiness of the world is so often brought on by small men.
War is just when it is necessary; arms are permissible when there is no hope except in arms.
War is over ... If you want it.
It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of warthat can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.
The evils which sapped the nation's strength had all been wrought in the name of religion.
What is evil? - Whatever springs from weakness.
Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war.
Know your enemy and know yourself and you will always be victorious
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.
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
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.
Know yourself and you will win all battles.
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent
There is no safety for honest men except by believing all possible evil of evil men.
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.