Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.
When there's a person, there's a problem. When there's no person, there's no problem
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 safest road to Hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
Any alliance whose purpose is not the intention to wage war is senseless and useless.
Even the finest sword plunged into salt water will eventually rust.
The evils which sapped the nation's strength had all been wrought in the name of religion.
Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
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.
When men take up arms to set other men free, there is something sacred and holy in the warfare.
Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.
Unless a nation's life faces peril, war is murder.
Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war.
Do not let us speak of darker days; let us speak rather of sterner days. These are not dark days: these are great days - the greatest days our country has ever lived.
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.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
Know yourself and you will win all battles.
Everything in war is very simple. But the simplest thing is difficult.