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.
Evil has no capital of its own. It is a parasite on goodness.
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.
It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.
Everything in war is very simple. But the simplest thing is difficult.
Battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.
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.
Those who play with the devil's toys will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.
When men take up arms to set other men free, there is something sacred and holy in the warfare.
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.
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.
There was never a bad peace or a good war.
It is very queer that the unhappiness of the world is so often brought on by small men.
Any alliance whose purpose is not the intention to wage war is senseless and useless.
When anger rises, think of the consequences.
The safest road to Hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.