War and Peace
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The only thing we have to fear is fear itself -- nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.
I have seen war. I have seen war on land and sea. I have seen blood running from the wounded... I have seen the dead in the mud. I have seen cities destroyed... I have seen children starving. I have seen the agony of mothers and wives. I hate war.
Mankind must give up war in the Atomic Era. What is at stake is the life or death of humanity.
I don't know with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
I always say that, next to a battle lost, the greatest misery is a battle gained.
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.
War is one of the scourges with which it has pleased God to afflict men.
I once played a sheriff who thought he could do the job without a gun. I was dead in twenty-seven minutes of a thirty minute show.
The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.