The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence.
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
Those who play with the devil's toys will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent
Brutality to an animal is cruelty to mankind - it is only the difference in the victim.
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.
Either war is obsolete, or men are.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
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.
Wars come and go, but my soldiers stay eternal
Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
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.
When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.
Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.
Demoralize the enemy from within by surprise, terror, sabotage, assassination. This is the war of the future.
War isnt declared in the name of God; it is a human affair entirely.
The safest road to Hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of warthat can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.
To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but theopportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.