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.
Never was anything great achieved without danger
An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.
Either war is obsolete, or men are.
Unless a nation's life faces peril, war is murder.
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.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.
Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.
When men take up arms to set other men free, there is something sacred and holy in the warfare.
Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.
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.
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.
Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.
Everything in war is very simple. But the simplest thing is difficult.
Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil.
Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.
Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win
Civil war? What does that mean? Is there any foreign war? Isn't every war fought between men, between brothers?
If you try to cure evil with evil you will add more pain to your fate.