Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid, one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory.
Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul.
Never give an order that can't be obeyed.
I am concerned for the security of our great Nation; not so much because of any threat from without, but because of the insidious forces working from within.
It is part of the general pattern of misguided policy that our country is now geared to an arms economy which was bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and nurtured upon an incessant propaganda of fear.
There is no security on this earth; there is only opportunity.
You are remembered for the rules you break.
I've looked that old scoundrel death in the eye many times but this time I think he has me on the ropes.
We are not retreating - we are advancing in another direction.
In war, you win or lose, live or die - and the difference is just an eyelash.
The best luck of all is the luck you make for yourself.
Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.
In my dreams I hear again the crash of guns, the rattle of musketry, the strange, mournful mutter of the battlefield.
The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.
The world is in a constant conspiracy against the brave. It's the age-old struggle: the roar of the crowd on the one side, and the voice of your conscience on the other.
A better world shall emerge based on faith and understanding.
It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it.
I have just returned from visiting the Marines at the front, and there is not a finer fighting organization in the world!
I have known war as few men now living know it. It's very destructiveness on both friend and foe has rendered it useless as a means of settling international disputes.
Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear - kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor - with the cry of grave national emergency.