Peace Through Strength Quotes

"Si vis pacem, para bellum." English translation: "If you wish for peace, prepare for war."
--Latin phrase--

"The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home."
--Confucius--

"Peace through strength."
--Anonymous--

"When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny."
--Thomas Jefferson--

"One loves to possess arms, though they hope never to have occasion for them."
--Thomas Jefferson--

"From time to time, the tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots."
--Thomas Jefferson--

"Freedom isn't free."
--Anonymous--

"Never give in--never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy."
--Winston Churchill--

"Some people live an entire lifetime and wonder if they have ever made a difference in the world, but the Marines don't have that problem."
--Ronald Reagan--

"May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won’t."
--George Patton--

"The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his."
--George Patton--

"Be convinced that to be happy means to be free and that to be free means to be brave. Therefore do not take lightly the perils of war."
--Thucydides--

"We make war that we may live in peace."
--Aristotle--

"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."
--George Orwell--

"And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country."
--John F. Kennedy--

"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."
--John F. Kennedy--

"I look forward to a great future for America - a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose."
--John F. Kennedy--

"If their forces are substantial, prepare for them; if their forces are strong, avoid them."
--Sun Tzu--

"Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win."
--Sun Tzu--

"The best victory is when the opponent surrenders of its own accord before there are any actual hostilities...It is best to win without fighting."
--Sun Tzu--

"In peace prepare for war, in war prepare for peace. The art of war is of vital importance to the state. It is matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence under no circumstances can it be neglected."
--Sun Tzu--

"Supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting."
--Sun Tzu--

"Know thy self, know thy enemy. A thousand battles, a thousand victories."
--Sun Tzu--

"You have to believe in yourself."
--Sun Tzu--

"Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit."
--Aristotle--

"When strong, be merciful, if you would have the respect, not the fear of your neighbors."
--Chilon of Sparta--

"We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same."
--Carlos Castaneda--

"Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong."
--Calvin Coolidge--

"The strong do what they have to do and the weak accept what they have to accept."
--Thucyclides--

"Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting, but never hit soft."
--Theodore Roosevelt--

"Walk Softly And Carry A Big Stick."
--Teddy Roosevelt--

"It is from weakness that people reach for dictators and concentrated government power. Only the strong can be free. And only the productive can be strong."
--Wendell L. Willkie--

"Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable - a most sacred right - a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world."
--Abraham Lincoln--

"You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves."
--Abraham Lincoln--

"Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth."
--George Washington--

"To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace."
--George Washington--

"The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference - they deserve a place of honor with all that's good."
--George Washington--

"The only sure bulwark of continuing liberty is a government strong enough to protect the interests of the people, and a people strong enough and well enough informed to maintain its sovereign control over the government."
--Franklin D. Roosevelt--

"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."
--Franklin D. Roosevelt--

"When you see a rattlesnake poised to strike, you do not wait until he has struck to crush him."
--Franklin D. Roosevelt--

"Arms in the hands of citizens may be used at individual discretion... in private self-defense."
--John Adams--

"The right of a nation to kill a tyrant in case of necessity can no more be doubted than to hang a robber, or kill a flea."
--John Adams--

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same."
--Ronald Reagan--

"Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong."
--Ronald Reagan--

"We will always remember. We will always be proud. We will always be prepared, so we will always be free."
--Ronald Reagan--

"Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid."
--Ronald Reagan--

"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid."
--Dwight D. Eisenhower--

"In the final choice a soldier's pack is not so heavy as a prisoner's chains."
--Dwight D. Eisenhower--

"Only strength can cooperate. Weakness can only beg."
--Dwight D. Eisenhower--

"To disarm the people is the best and most effectual
Way to enslave them."
--George Mason--

"Oppressors can tyrannize only when they achieve a standing army, an enslaved press, and a disarmed populace."
--James Madison--

"A people armed and free, forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition and is a bulwark for the nation against foreign invasion and domestic oppression."
--James Madison--

Carry the battle to them. Don't let them bring it to you. Put them on the defensive and don't ever apologize for anything."
--Harry S. Truman--

"The atom bomb was no 'great decision.' It was merely another powerful weapon in the arsenal of righteousness."
--Harry S. Truman--

"He is a man of courage who does not run away, but remains at his post and fights against the enemy. "
--Socrates--