The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence.
Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win
When men take up arms to set other men free, there is something sacred and holy in the warfare.
It may be necessary to use methods other than constitutional ones.
A war between Europeans is a civil war.
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.
Heaven cannot brook two suns, nor earth two masters.
There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.
Evil has no capital of its own. It is a parasite on goodness.
War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
A conqueror is always a lover of peace.
Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.
Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.
No one can guarantee success in war, but only deserve it.
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.
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.
It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of warthat can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent