The soldier, above all other people, prays for peace, for he must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.
The best luck of all is the luck you make for yourself.
I realize that advice is worth what it costs—that is, nothing.
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. Always there has been some terrible evil at home or some monstrous foreign power that was going to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it by furnishing the exorbitant funds demanded. Yet, in retrospect, these disasters seem never to have happened, seem never to have been quite real.
Topics: Propaganda, Change
And in the end, through the long ages of our quest for light, it will be found that truth is still mightier than the sword. For out of the welter of human carnage and human sorrow and human weal the indestructible thing that will always live is a sound idea.
Last, but by no means least, courage-moral courage, the courage of one’s convictions, the courage to see things through. The world ;is in a constant conspiracy against the brave. It’s the age-old struggle-the roar of the crowd on one side and the voice of your ;conscience on the other.
Topics: Courage, Bravery
There is no substitute for victory.
I see that old flagpole still stands. Have your troops hoist the colors to its peak, and let no enemy ever haul them down.
A Prayer For My Son: 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.
Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons.
Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.
Topics: The Military
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.
You are remembered for the rules you break.
By profession I am a Soldier and take pride in that fact, but I am prouder to be a father.
No army has ever done so much with so little.
We are not retreating—we are advancing in another direction.
I promise to keep on living as though I expected to live forever. Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years. People grow old only by deserting their ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up interest wrinkles the soul.
Topics: Youth, Age, Worry, Idealism, Ideal, Body, Give, Live, Ideals, Soul, People, Aging, Rest
Worry, doubt, fear and despair are the enemies which slowly bring us down to the ground and turn us to dust before we die.
There is not one incident in the history of humanity in which defeatism led to peace which was anything other than a complete fraud.
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