People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
We have met the enemy and they are ours.
**** the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!
It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.
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.
There is only one tactical principle which is not subject to change. It is to use the means at hand to inflict the maximum amount of wound, death, and destruction on the enemy in the minimum amount of time.
Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes!
My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.
No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.
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.
The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
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.
To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.
This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog.
I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast; for I intend to go in harm's way.