• Peace will never be won if men reserve for war their greatest efforts, Peace, too, requires well-directed and sustained sacrificial endeavor. Given that, we can, I believe, achieve the great goal of our foreign policy, that of enabling our people to enjoy in peace the blessings of liberty.

    John Foster Dulles' statement at the news conference (December 31, 1954), as quoted in "Department of State Bulletin" (p. 44), January 10, 1955.
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