The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
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.
I don't like war. I particularly don't like the celebration of war, which I think the administration is a little bit guilty of.
Some people are contriving ways and means of making us collapse.
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.
The safest road to Hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
Civil war? What does that mean? Is there any foreign war? Isn't every war fought between men, between brothers?
Even the finest sword plunged into salt water will eventually rust.
When men take up arms to set other men free, there is something sacred and holy in the warfare.
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
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.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
War is over ... If you want it.
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.
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
Heaven cannot brook two suns, nor earth two masters.
What is evil? - Whatever springs from weakness.
War is just when it is necessary; arms are permissible when there is no hope except in arms.