The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence.
A war between Europeans is a civil war.
Unless a nation's life faces peril, war is murder.
An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.
War is over ... If you want it.
There was never a bad peace or a good war.
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.
You can not lead a battle if you think you look silly on a horse.
Battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.
A conqueror is always a lover of peace.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
Evil has no capital of its own. It is a parasite on goodness.
If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged.
There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.
Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil.
Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don't let our people have guns. Why should we let them have ideas?
Wars come and go, but my soldiers stay eternal
There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.
When men take up arms to set other men free, there is something sacred and holy in the warfare.
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.
No one can guarantee success in war, but only deserve it.