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The greatness of a leader is measured by the achievements of the led. This is the ultimate test of his effectiveness.
Leadership means firmness, not harshness or bullying; understanding, not weakness; justice, not irresponsible freedom; humaneness, not intolerance; generosity, not selfishness; pride, not egotism.
Amateurs study tactics; professionals study logistics.
Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death.
I learned that good judgment comes from experience and that experience grows out of mistakes.
America today is running on the momentum of a godly ancestry, and when that momentum runs down, God help America.
The second best decision in time is infinitely better than the perfect decision too late.
A piece of paper makes you an officer, a radio makes you a commander.
Set your course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship.
We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the Sermon on the Mount.
This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle: we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live.
The nation needs men who think in terms of service to their country and not in terms of their country's debt to them.
Amateurs talk strategy. Professionals talk logistics.
We've learned how to destroy, but not to create; how to waste, but not to build; how to kill men, but not how to save them; how to die, but seldom how to live.
Freedom-no word was ever spoken that has held out greater hope, demanded greater sacrifice, needed more to be nurtured, blessed more the giver. . . or came closer to being God's will on earth.
Leadership is intangible, and therefore no weapon ever designed can replace it.
In war there is no second prize for the runner-up.
If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner.
The greatest leader in the world could never win a campaign unless he understood the men he had to lead.
If you will help run our government in the American way, then there will never be any danger of our government running America in the wrong way.
Wars can be prevented just as surely as they can be provoked, and we who fail to prevent them must share the guilt for the dead.
Our humanity is trapped by moral adolescents. We have too many men of science, too few men of God. The world has achieved brilliance without wisdom and power without conscience.
Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war that we know about peace, more about killing that we know about living.
Only one military organization can hold and gain ground in war-a ground army supported by tactical aviation with supply lines guarded by the navy.
The world has achieved brilliance without conscience. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants.
We are dealing with veterans, not procedures; with their problems, not ours.
The way to win an atomic war is to make certain it never starts.
War: A wretched debasement of all the pretenses of civilization.
Airpower has become predominant, both as a deterrent to war, and-in the eventuality of war-as the devastating force to destroy an enemy's potential and fatally undermine his will to wage war.
Peace is our goal but preparedness is the price we must pay.
The wrong war, at the wrong place, at the wrong time, and with the wrong enemy. ... Red China is not the powerful nation seeking to dominate the world.
As far as I am concerned, war itself is immoral.
With the monstrous weapons man already has, humanity is in danger of being trapped in this world by its moral adolescents.
I have returned many times to honour the valiant men who died...every man who set foot on Omaha Beach was a hero.
Our technology has already outstripped our ability to control it.
Every member of our baseball team at West Point became a general: this proves the value of team sports.
I am convinced that the best service a retired general can perform is to turn in his tongue along with his suit and to mothball his opinions.
Each player on this team whether he shines in the spotlight or eats dirt on the line, must be an All-American.
It seems very unfortunate that in order to secure political preference, people are made Vice President who are never intended, neither by party nor by the Lord, to be Presidents.
Wars can be prevented just as surely as they can be provoked, and we who fail to prevent them, must share the guilt for the dead.
We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing than we know about living.