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.
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
The safest road to Hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
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.
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.
Evil has no capital of its own. It is a parasite on goodness.
It is very queer that the unhappiness of the world is so often brought on by small men.
Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war.
Even the finest sword plunged into salt water will eventually rust.
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 just when it is necessary; arms are permissible when there is no hope except in arms.
If we don't end war, war will end us.
The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.
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.
Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.
Battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.
Theres class warfare, all right, but its my class, the rich class, thats making war, and were winning.