War and Peace
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The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.
The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization.
All violence, all that is dreary and repels, is not power, but the absence of power.
For the first time we have a weapon that nobody has used for thirty years. This gives me great hope for the human race.
Mankind must give up war in the Atomic Era. What is at stake is the life or death of humanity.
And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
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 believe that Ronald Reagan will someday make this country what it once was... an arctic wilderness.
I don't know with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
It was involuntary. They sank my boat.
I always say that, next to a battle lost, the greatest misery is a battle gained.