I’m saving that rocker for the day when I feel as old as I really am.
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- Every gun that is fired, 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. The world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.
- The problem in defense is how far you can go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without.
- I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.
- The future of this republic is in the hands of the American voter.
- The most terrible job in warfare is to be a second lieutenant leading a platoon when you are on the battlefield.
- Our real problem, then, is not our strength today; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure our strength tomorrow.