War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children.
Civil strife is as much a greater evil than a concerted war effort as war itself is worse than peace.
There are evils that have the ability to survive identification and go on for ever... money, for instance, or war.
I leave to others the decision as to the good or evil tendencies of my character, but such as it is it shines upon my countenance, and there it can easily be detected by any physiognomist.
Fortune, which has a great deal of power in other matters but especially in war, can bring about great changes in a situation through very slight forces.
My argument is that War makes rattling good history; but Peace is poor reading.
I abhor war and view it as the greatest scourge of mankind.
Those who consider the Devil to be a partisan of Evil and angels to be warriors for Good accept the demagogy of the angels. Things are clearly more complicated.
People always make war when they say they love peace.
No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death.
Concentration is the secret of strength in politics, in war, in trade, in short in all management of human affairs.
Men of sense often learn from their enemies. It is from their foes, not their friends, that cities learn the lesson of building high walls and ships of war.
Whoever lives among many evils just as I, how can dying not be a source of gain?
'Star Wars' is fun, its exciting, its inspirational, and people respond to that. It's what they want.
Nature has no principles. She makes no distinction between good and evil.
What they could do with 'round here is a good war. What else can you expect with peace running wild all over the place? You know what the trouble with peace is? No organization.
Wars are, of course, as a rule to be avoided; but they are far better than certain kinds of peace.
When they are preparing for war, those who rule by force speak most copiously about peace until they have completed the mobilization process.
Oceania was at war with Eurasia; therefore Oceania had always been at war with Eurasia.
The purpose of all wars, is peace.
You're meant to be playing the distillation of evil, which can be anything.
The ears of men are lesser agents of belief than their eyes.
There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root, and it may be that he who bestows the largest amount of time and money on the needy is doing the most by his mode of life to produce that misery which he strives in vain to relieve.
The omnipotence of evil has never resulted in anything but fruitless efforts. Our thoughts always escape from whoever tries to smother them.
As long as war is regarded as wicked, it will always have its fascination. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular.