Unless a nation's life faces peril, war is murder.
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.
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
There is no safety for honest men except by believing all possible evil of evil men.
Either war is obsolete, or men are.
All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not 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.
All warfare is based on deception.
No one can guarantee success in war, but only deserve it.
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.
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
When men take up arms to set other men free, there is something sacred and holy in the warfare.
There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.
There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.
All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
When anger rises, think of the consequences.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
Theres class warfare, all right, but its my class, the rich class, thats making war, and were winning.
Wars come and go, but my soldiers stay eternal
Those who play with the devil's toys will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.
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.