I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent
The central defect of evil is not sin but the refusal to acknowledge sin.
The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.
It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
Great is the guilt of an unnecessary 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.
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 was never a bad peace or a good war.
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.
Some people are contriving ways and means of making us collapse.
There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.
If we don't end war, war will end us.
Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
Wanton killing of innocent civilians is terrorism, not a war against terrorism.
A war between Europeans is a civil war.
Brutality to an animal is cruelty to mankind - it is only the difference in the victim.
When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.
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.
War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.
There is no safety for honest men except by believing all possible evil of evil men.
The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence.