Sacrificing American soldiers or innocent civilians in an unprecedented preemptive attack on a separate sovereign nation may well prove itself a most temporary medicine.
With courage and character, American soldiers continue to put themselves on the line to defend our freedom, and so many have paid the ultimate sacrifice.
War is cruelty. There is no use trying to reform it. The crueler it is, the sooner it will be over.
It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.
A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.
War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.
**** the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!
We have met the enemy and they are ours.
Among the men who fought on Iwo Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue.
Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war!
When this war is over, the Japanese language will be spoken only in hell!
Don't forget, incoming fire has the right of way.
Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes! Then fire low!
Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes!
The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.
Once we have a war there is only one thing to do. It must be won. For defeat brings worse things than any that can ever happen in war.
I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.
The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation.
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog.
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Get the hell out of my way!
American soldiers in battle don't fight for what some president says on T.V., they don't fight for mom, apple pie, the American flag...they fight for one another.
Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much.
To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.
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