War and Peace
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A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won't cross the street to vote in a national election.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself -- nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.
I have seen war. I have seen war on land and sea. I have seen blood running from the wounded... I have seen the dead in the mud. I have seen cities destroyed... I have seen children starving. I have seen the agony of mothers and wives. I hate war.
War is one of the scourges with which it has pleased God to afflict men.
I once played a sheriff who thought he could do the job without a gun. I was dead in twenty-seven minutes of a thirty minute show.
I believe that Ronald Reagan will someday make this country what it once was... an arctic wilderness.
The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.
I am become death, shatterer of worlds.
Today the real test of power is not the capacity to make war but the capacity to prevent it.
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.