I am a Korean War veteran. I support our troops as much as anyone in this body, but I do so by advocating redeployment out of Iraq as soon as it can be safely done.
I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.
Without heroes, we are all plain people and don't know how far we can go.
Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog.
What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy?
In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.
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.
History teaches that war begins when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap.
I dream of giving birth to a child who will ask: "Mother, what was war?"
War does not determine who is right - only who is left.
My heroes are those who risk their lives every day to protect our world and make it a better place - police, firefighters and members of our armed forces.
The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
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.
I'm fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.
Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.
We are not retreating - we are advancing in another direction.
The most persistent sound which reverberates through man's history is the beating of war drums.
Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.
We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.
Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men.
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
Only the dead have seen the end of the war.
We have guided missiles and misguided men.
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