Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.
Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.
History teaches that war begins when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap.
The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.
The most persistent sound which reverberates through man's history is the beating of war drums.
Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys; look upon them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death.
We are not retreating - we are advancing in another direction.
I dream of giving birth to a child who will ask: "Mother, what was war?"
It is not only the living who are killed in war.
**** the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
War does not determine who is right - only who is left.
The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.
We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.