Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.
The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence.
Unless a nation's life faces peril, war is murder.
A conqueror is always a lover of peace.
Never was anything great achieved without danger
The central defect of evil is not sin but the refusal to acknowledge sin.
There is no safety for honest men except by believing all possible evil of evil men.
When there's a person, there's a problem. When there's no person, there's no problem
War is over ... If you want it.
It is very queer that the unhappiness of the world is so often brought on by small men.
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.
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of warthat can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.
Even the finest sword plunged into salt water will eventually rust.
Everything in war is very simple. But the simplest thing is difficult.
Everyone’s worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there’s really an easy way: Stop participating in it.
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
If you try to cure evil with evil you will add more pain to your fate.
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.
There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent