I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent
There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.
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.
All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.
The control of a large force is the same principle as the control of a few men: it is merely a question of dividing uptheir numbers.
No one can guarantee success in war, but only deserve it.
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
People are free to campaign and they will be free to vote. There won't be any soldiers, you know, at the queues. Anyone who has the right to vote is free to go and cast his vote anywhere in his own area, in his own constituency.
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.
There is no safety for honest men except by believing all possible evil of evil men.
Everyone’s worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there’s really an easy way: Stop participating in it.
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.
It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
Listen up - there's no war that will end all wars
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.
The safest road to Hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
It is very queer that the unhappiness of the world is so often brought on by small men.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
Wanton killing of innocent civilians is terrorism, not a war against terrorism.