To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but theopportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.
Everything in war is very simple. But the simplest thing is difficult.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent
You don't reason with intellectuals. You shoot them.
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.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war.
The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence.
It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of warthat can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.
Brutality to an animal is cruelty to mankind - it is only the difference in the victim.
A war between Europeans is a civil war.
It may be necessary to use methods other than constitutional ones.
War isnt declared in the name of God; it is a human affair entirely.
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.
Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don't let our people have guns. Why should we let them have ideas?
Know your enemy and know yourself and you will always be victorious
The safest road to Hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.
It is only the dead who have seen the end of 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.
We are no longer going to ask for the land, but we are going to take it without negotiating.