"I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as
one who has seen its brutality, its stupidity."
--Canadian Club, Ottawa, Canada January 10, 1946
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon
--First Inaugural Address January 20, 1953
"There is --in world affairs --a steady course to be
followed between an assertion of strength that is truculent
and a confession of helplessness that is cowardly."
--State of the Union Address February 2, 1953
"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 are not
--"The Chance for Peace" Address April 16, 1953
"The world moves, and ideas that were good once are not always
--Press Conference, Washington, D.C. August 31, 1955
"The only way to win World War III is to prevent it."
--Radio and TV Address September 19, 1956
"The final battle against intolerance is to be fought --not
in the chambers of any legislature --but in the hearts of
--Campaign Speech, Los Angeles, CA October 19, 1956
"I like to believe that people in the long run are going to do
more to promote peace than our governments. Indeed, I think
that people want peace so much that one of these days
governments had better get out of their way and let them have
--TV Talk with Prime Minister Macmillan August 31, 1959
"In the councils of government, we must guard against the
acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or
unsought, by the military-industrial complex."
--Farewell Address, Radio and TV January 17, 1961