War and Peace
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What a strange game. The only winning move is not to play.
I believe that Ronald Reagan will someday make this country what it once was... an arctic wilderness.
It was involuntary. They sank my boat.
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.
I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast; for I intend to go in harms way.
And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
You should never wear your best trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and liberty.
Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.
There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come.
The enemy is anybody who's going to get you killed, no matter which side he's on.
Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
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.
Coward: one who, in a perilous emergency, thinks with his legs.