Even the finest sword plunged into salt water will eventually rust.
Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
War is over ... If you want it.
There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.
There was never a bad peace or a good war.
It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
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.
The earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed
To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but theopportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.
If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged.
Everyone’s worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there’s really an easy way: Stop participating in it.
The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence.
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.
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.
There is no safety for honest men except by believing all possible evil of evil men.
Never was anything great achieved without danger
Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don't let our people have guns. Why should we let them have ideas?
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.
Either war is obsolete, or men are.
Battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.
The safest road to Hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.