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Set your course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship.
– Omar N. Bradley
With the monstrous weapons man already has, humanity is in danger of being trapped in this world by its moral adolescents.
The way to win an atomic war is to make certain it never starts.
If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner.
In a completely integrated unit where you’d have white soldiers, particularly from southern states, serving under black noncommissioned officers or officers… I think you would have a problem definitely.
Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death.
This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle: we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live.
We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing than we know about living.
Leadership is intangible, and therefore no weapon ever designed can replace it.
We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the sermon on the mount.
Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war that we know about peace, more about killing that we know about living.
I am convinced that the best service a retired general can perform is to turn in his tongue along with his suit and to mothball his opinions.
Wars can be prevented just as surely as they can be provoked, and we who fail to prevent them, must share the guilt for the dead.