There has never been a protracted war from which a country has benefited.
A democracy which makes or even effectively prepares for modern scientific war must necessarily cease to be democratic. No country can be really well prepared for modern war unless it is governed by a tyrant at the head of a highly trained and perfectly obedient bureaucracy.
War is a series of catastrophes which result in victory.
Yesterday December seventh 1941 a date which will live in infamy the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.
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.
Light is meaningful only in relation to darkness and truth presupposes error. It is these mingled opposites which people our life which make it pungent intoxicating. We only exist in terms of this conflict in the zone where black and white clash.
Truth of a modest sort I can promise you and also sincerity. That complete praiseworthy sincerity which while it delivers one into the hands of one's enemies is as likely as not to embroil one with one's friends.
One is a child when one has a child. No one says 'You will never be the same again.' Which is the truth! And we're all supposed to be happy all the time. What is that about?
I pray God I may never be brought to the melancholy trial but if ever I should it will then be known how far I can reduce to practice principles which I know to be founded in truth.
Not that I regret saying what I believed to be the truth but I regret anything that I might have written or spoken that could have been used in a way to help to foster that atmosphere out of which came the loss of life of Brother Malcolm.
Pithy sentences are like sharp nails which force truth upon our memory.
God help us from those who believe that they are the sole possessors of truth. How we manage at times to agree willingly to become prisoners within our own minds and souls of beliefs and ideas on which we can never be flexible.
The truth is really an ambition which is beyond us.
The truth is an ambition which is beyond us.
People say they love truth but in reality they want to believe that which they love is true.
If I can get you to laugh with me you like me better which makes you more open to my ideas. And if I can persuade you to laugh at the particular point I make by laughing at it you acknowledge its truth.
An error is the more dangerous in proportion to the degree of truth which it contains.
Logic is the technique by which we add conviction to truth.
The truth is balance. However the opposite of truth which is unbalance may not be a lie.
All vital truth contains the memory of all that for which it is not true.
So far as hypotheses are concerned let no one expect anything certain from astronomy which cannot furnish it lest he accept as the truth ideas conceived for another purpose and depart from this study a greater fool than when he entered it.
Violence does in truth recoil upon the violent and the schemer falls into the pit which he digs for another.
There are few things in which we deceive ourselves more than in the esteem we profess to entertain for our firends. It is little better than a piece of quackery. The truth is we think of them as we please that is as they please or displease us.
I hate newspapermen. They come into camp and pick up their camp rumors and print them as facts. I regard them as spies which in truth they are.