To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
Any alliance whose purpose is not the intention to wage war is senseless and useless.
The evils which sapped the nation's strength had all been wrought in the name of religion.
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.
Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil.
Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.
An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.
War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.
No one can guarantee success in war, but only deserve it.
Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.
A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.
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.
Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don't let our people have guns. Why should we let them have ideas?
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.
It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of warthat can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.
Wanton killing of innocent civilians is terrorism, not a war against terrorism.
Everything in war is very simple. But the simplest thing is difficult.
Those who play with the devil's toys will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.
The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence.
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.
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.