Unless a nation's life faces peril, war is murder.
If you try to cure evil with evil you will add more pain to your fate.
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.
The evils which sapped the nation's strength had all been wrought in the name of religion.
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.
Wars come and go, but my soldiers stay eternal
Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don't let our people have guns. Why should we let them have ideas?
Never was anything great achieved without danger
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
You can not lead a battle if you think you look silly on a horse.
Some people are contriving ways and means of making us collapse.
There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.
Listen up - there's no war that will end all wars
War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.
War is over ... If you want it.
When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them. When settled, make them move.
The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence.
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.
Brutality to an animal is cruelty to mankind - it is only the difference in the victim.
Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war.
Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.