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It is sadder to find the past again and find it inadequate to the present than it is to have it elude you and remain forever a harmonious conception of memory.

You are male by birth, but men by choice.
We can learn from history on condition that we understand it is history.
Genuine tolerance does not mean ignoring differences as if differences made no difference. Genuine tolerance means engaging differences within a bond of civility and respect.
Politics is chiefly a function of culture, at the heart of culture is morality, and at the heart of morality is religion.
Where orthodoxy is optional, orthodoxy will sooner or later be proscribed
All my life I have prayed to God that I should remain religiously orthodox, culturally conservative, politically liberal and economically pragmatic.
What is the good of experience if you do not reflect.
It is true that I must run a great risk; no gallant action was ever accomplished without danger.
I work in minutes, not in hours.
It is fortunate that war is so terrible, lest we become to fond of it.
The things that the flag stands for were created by the experiences of a great people. Everything that it stands for was written by their lives. The flag is the embodiment not of sentiment, but of history.
There can be no fifty-fifty Americanism in this country. There is room here for only one hundred percent Americanism.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
Nobility doesn't lie in surpassing the other man, but in surpassing the previous self.
Patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion, but the tranquil ad steady dedication of a lifetime.
Leadership: the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
Peace, above all things, is to be desired, but blood must sometimes be spilled to obtain it on equable and lasting terms.
To be prepared for War is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace.
Ideas have consequences and bad ideas can have lethal consequences.
Once you have made up your mind, stick to it; there is no longer any 'if' or 'but'.
I may be accused or rashness, but not sluggishness.
What our sword has won in half a year, our sword must guard for half a century.
The man who is prepared has his battle half fought.
True wisdom for a general is vigorous determination.
We will either find a way, or make one.
There is nobody more terrible than the desperate.
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
An army of lions commanded by a deer will never be an army of lions.
I cannot trust a man to control others who cannot control himself.
There are no bad regiments; there are only bad colonels.
One of the first regulations might be to think.
My center is giving away, my right is pushed back, situation excellent, I am attacking.
If I do my full duty, the rest will take care of itself.
Duty is ours; consequences our God's.
The plan was smooth on paper, only they forgot about the ravines.
It is not enough to give orders they must be obeyed.
Luck in the long run is only given to the efficient.
I base my calculations on the expectation that luck will be against me
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men. It is the spirit of men who follow and of the man who leads that gains the victory.
If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.
Fatigue makes cowards of us all.
If a man has done his best, what else is there?

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