Unless a nation's life faces peril, war is murder.
Evil has no capital of its own. It is a parasite on goodness.
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.
No one can guarantee success in war, but only deserve it.
A conqueror is always a lover of peace.
War isnt declared in the name of God; it is a human affair entirely.
Some people are contriving ways and means of making us collapse.
Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.
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.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent
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.
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.
When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them. When settled, make them move.
There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.
There was never a bad peace or a good war.
The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
A war between Europeans is a civil war.
Never was anything great achieved without danger
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.