Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
If we don't end war, war will end us.
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.
Either war is obsolete, or men are.
Wanton killing of innocent civilians is terrorism, not a war against terrorism.
Some people are contriving ways and means of making us collapse.
Everything in war is very simple. But the simplest thing is difficult.
You can not lead a battle if you think you look silly on a horse.
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.
The evils which sapped the nation's strength had all been wrought in the name of religion.
Civil war? What does that mean? Is there any foreign war? Isn't every war fought between men, between brothers?
The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence.
Battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.
Evil has no capital of its own. It is a parasite on goodness.
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.
I don't like war. I particularly don't like the celebration of war, which I think the administration is a little bit guilty of.
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.
An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.