It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of warthat can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.
There was never a bad peace or a good war.
All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
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?
It is very queer that the unhappiness of the world is so often brought on by small men.
Those who play with the devil's toys will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.
The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
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.
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.
You can not lead a battle if you think you look silly on a horse.
All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
Any alliance whose purpose is not the intention to wage war is senseless and useless.
Theres class warfare, all right, but its my class, the rich class, thats making war, and were winning.
Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.
Wanton killing of innocent civilians is terrorism, not a war against terrorism.
Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil.
It may be necessary to use methods other than constitutional ones.
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.