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A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.
If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom.
Don't join the book burners. Don't think you're going to conceal faults by concealing evidence that they ever existed. Don't be afraid to go in your library and read every book...
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Politics ought to be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage.
When you are in any contest, you should work as if there were - to the very last minute - a chance to lose it. This is battle, this is politics, this is anything.
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.
Don't be afraid to go to your library and read every book as long as any document does not offend your own ideas of decency.
We must achieve both security and solvency. In fact, the foundation of military strength is economic strength,
There is nothing wrong with America that faith, love of freedom, intelligence, and energy of her citizens cannot cure.
I think that people want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of their way and let them have it.
Preventive war was an invention of Hitler. I would not even listen to anyone seriously that came and talked about such a thing.
shot through the heart, and you're to blame! you give love, a bad name.
Our forces saved the remnants of the Jewish people of Europe for a new life and a new hope in the reborn land of Israel. Along with all men of good will, I salute the young state and wish it well.
In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.
When people speak to you about a preventive war, you tell them to go and fight it. After my experience, I have come to hate war.
The search for a scapegoat is the easiest of all hunting expeditions.
If you want total security go to prison. There you're fed clothed given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking ... is freedom.
I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of their way and let them have it.
Oh, that lovely title, ex-president.
Humility must always be the portion of any man who receives acclaim earned in blood of his followers and sacrifices of his friends.
Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration and cooperation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace.
The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.
Only our individual faith in freedom can keep us free.
The most terrible job in warfare is to be a second lieutenant leading a platoon when you are on the battlefield.
"Worry" is a word that I don't allow myself to use.
The history of free men is never written by chance but by choice - their choice.
Few women, I fear, have had such reason as I have to think the long sad years of youth were worth living for the sake of middle age.
You don't lead by hitting people over the head - that's assault, not leadership.
I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.
Only strength can cooperate. Weakness can only beg.
Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.
Pull the string and it will follow wherever you wish. Push it, and it will go nowhere at all.
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight but the size of the fight in the dog.
An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows.
An atheist is a man who watches a Notre Dame - Southern Methodist University game and doesn't care who wins.
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
You do not lead by hitting people over the head -- that's assault, not leadership.
Pessimism never won any battle.
One day the people of the world will want peaceso much that the governments will have to get outof their way and give it to them.
We are going to have peace even if we have to fight for it.
Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin.
The older I get the more wisdom I find in the ancient rule of taking first things first. A process which often reduces the most complex human problem to a manageable proportion.
Never send a battalion to take a hill if a regiment is available.
This world of ours... must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate, and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect.
The spirit of man is more important than mere physical strength, and the spiritual fiber of a nation than its wealth.
In war there is no substitute for victory.
When you appeal to force there's one thing you must never do - lose.
Always try to associate yourself with and learn as much as you can from those who know more than you do, who do better than you, who see more clearly than you.
Statesmanship is developed in the hard knocks of general experience, private and public.