War and Peace
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I believe that Ronald Reagan will someday make this country what it once was... an arctic wilderness.
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 person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.
The superpowers often behave like two heavily armed blind men feeling their way around a room, each believing himself in mortal peril from the other, whom he assumes to have perfect vision. Each tends to ascribe to the other side a consistency, foresight and coherence that its own experience belies. Of course, even two blind men can do enormous damage to each other, not to speak of the room.
Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.
And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast; for I intend to go in harms way.
You should never wear your best trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and liberty.
There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come.
It was involuntary. They sank my boat.
The enemy is anybody who's going to get you killed, no matter which side he's on.
It was a Roman who said it was sweet to die for one's country. The Greeks never said it was sweet to die for anything. They had no vital lies.
Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.