It is only the dead who have seen the end of war
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent
Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.
It is very queer that the unhappiness of the world is so often brought on by small men.
An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
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.
Know your enemy and know yourself and you will always be victorious
No one can guarantee success in war, but only deserve it.
What is evil? - Whatever springs from weakness.
When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.
Wanton killing of innocent civilians is terrorism, not a war against terrorism.
Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don't let our people have guns. Why should we let them have ideas?
It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of warthat can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.
There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.
War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.
It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
Evil has no capital of its own. It is a parasite on goodness.
Civil war? What does that mean? Is there any foreign war? Isn't every war fought between men, between brothers?
Battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.