War and Peace
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Riot: A popular entertainment given to the military by innocent bystanders.
And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast; for I intend to go in harms way.
It was involuntary. They sank my boat.
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.
You should never wear your best trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and liberty.
Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.
There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come.
Coward: one who, in a perilous emergency, thinks with his legs.
Cannon: An instrument used in the rectification of national boundaries.
Alliance: In international politics, the union of two thieves who have their hands so deeply inserted into each others' pockets that they cannot separately plunder a third.
If we fight a war and win it with H-bombs, what history will remember is not the ideals we were fighting for but the methods we used to accomplish them. These methods will be compared to the warfare of Genghis Khan who ruthlessly killed every last inhabitant of Persia.