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.
It is very queer that the unhappiness of the world is so often brought on by small men.
When anger rises, think of the consequences.
It may be necessary to use methods other than constitutional ones.
Know yourself and you will win all battles.
Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of warthat can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.
A conqueror is always a lover of peace.
There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.
If you try to cure evil with evil you will add more pain to your fate.
When men take up arms to set other men free, there is something sacred and holy in the warfare.
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 the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.
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.
You can not lead a battle if you think you look silly on a horse.
There is no instance of a nation benefiting from prolonged warfare
Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
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.