The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
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.
Wars come and go, but my soldiers stay eternal
The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence.
When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them. When settled, make them move.
The control of a large force is the same principle as the control of a few men: it is merely a question of dividing uptheir numbers.
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.
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 is no instance of a nation benefiting from prolonged warfare
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
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.
Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.
There is no safety for honest men except by believing all possible evil of evil men.
The safest road to Hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
All warfare is based on deception.
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.
All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
A conqueror is always a lover of peace.
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
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.