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When a thing is done, it's done. Don't look back. Look forward to your next objective.
It is not enough to fight. It is the spirit which we bring to the fight that decides the issue. It is morale that wins the victory.
What other people do shouldn't affect you - we do things because of the kind of person we each want to be
Passive inactivity, because you have not been given specific instructions to do this or to do that, is a serious deficiency.
Wars are bred by poverty and oppression. Continued peace is possible only in a relatively free and prosperous world.
The only way human beings can win a war is to prevent it.
Morale is the state of mind. It is steadfastness and courage and hope.
We are determined that before the sun sets on this terrible struggle, Our Flag will be recognized throughout the World as a symbol of Freedom on the one hand and of overwhelming force on the other.
Democracy is the most demanding of all forms of government in terms of the energy, imagination, and public spirit required of the individual.
Military power wins battles, but spiritual power wins wars.
I don't want you fellows sitting around asking me what to do. I want you to tell me what to do.
If you get the objectives right, a lieutenant can write the strategy.
Don't fight the problem, decide it.
I must have assistants who will solve their own problems and tell me later what they've done.
The price of peace is eternal vigilance
I can't expect loyalty from the army if I do not give it.
We must stop setting our sights by the light of each passing ship; instead we must set our course by the stars.
The one great element in continuing the success of an offensive is maintaining the momentum.
When a general complains of the morale of his troops, the time has come to look at his own.
Morale is the state of mind. It is steadfastness and courage and hope. It is confidence and zeal and loyalty. It is élan, esprit de corps and determination.
The gallantry and aggressive fighting spirit of the Russian soldiers command the American army's admiration.
The choice is between acting with energy or losing by default.
The great lesson to be learned in the battered towns of England and the ruined cities of Germany is that the best way to win a war is to prevent it from occurring.
No compromise is possible and the victory of the democracies can only be complete with the utter defeat of the war machines of Germany and Japan.
A political problem thought of in military terms eventually becomes a military problem.
Go right straight down the road, to do what is best, and to do it frankly and without evasion.
The United States should do whatever it is able to do to assist in the return of normal economic health in the world, without which there can be no political stability and no assured peace.
The soldier's heart, the soldier's spirit, the soldier's soul, are everything.
As to my political faith- I have never voted. My father was a Democrat, my mother a Republican, and I am an Episcopalian.
If man does find the solution for world peace it will be the most revolutionary reversal of his record we have ever known.
The refusal of the British and Russian peoples to accept what appeared to be inevitable defeat was the great factor in the salvage of our civilization.
The patient is sinking while the doctors deliberate.
Discussions without end have been devoted to the subject of peace, and the efforts to obtain a general and lasting peace have been frequent through many years of world history.
It seems to be hard wired into our pleasure centres to move to music.
The instruments of war can be manufactured ... human blood cannot be; and the lack of just one pint could mean the life of an American serviceman.
I said bluntly that if the president were to follow Mr. Clifford's advice and if in the elections I were to vote, I would vote against the president.