Yippies, Hippies, Yahoos, Black Panthers, lions and tigers alike - I would swap the whole damn zoo for the kind of young Americans I saw in Vietnam.
Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don't let our people have guns. Why should we let them have ideas?
Theres class warfare, all right, but its my class, the rich class, thats making war, and were winning.
Either war is obsolete, or men are.
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.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
War isnt declared in the name of God; it is a human affair entirely.
When men take up arms to set other men free, there is something sacred and holy in the warfare.
There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.
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.
Heaven cannot brook two suns, nor earth two masters.
Never was anything great achieved without danger
Know yourself and you will win all battles.
Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.
The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence.
Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
There was never a bad peace or a good war.
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.
If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged.
When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.