“Peace is not the work of a single day, nor will it be the consequence of a single act.  Yet, every constructive act contributes to its growth, every omission impedes it.  Peace will come, in the end, if it comes at all, as a child grows to maturity -- slowly, imperceptibly, until we realize one day with incredulous surprise that the child is almost grown.”
Adali Stevenson

“Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we.  They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.
President G.W. Bush, speaking on 5 August 2004.

“All wars are popular for the first thirty days.”—Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.

“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 not clothed. This 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.”—Dwight Eisenhower

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.” — Thomas Paine, revolutionary hero

I know that every good and excellent thing in the world stands moment by moment on
the razor edge of danger and must be fought for, whether it's a field, or a home, or a
country.” — Thornton Wilder, author

“Let every nation know ... whether it wishes us well or ill ... that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and the success of liberty. This much we pledge ... and more.” — J.F. Kennedy, Jr.

It is our sacred duty to transmit unimpaired to our posterity the blessings of liberty, which were bequeathed to us by the founders of our Republic.” — Andrew Johnson

Our freedoms are not free.  They were bought for us by people who are not now here to enjoy their purchases.  Never forget them!  Let us not betray them by giving up any of the freedoms they purchased with their lives.” — anon