If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner.
Without Executioner Wisdom
We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the sermon on the mount.
The way to win an atomic war is to make certain it never starts.
Atomic Way Never
With the monstrous weapons man already has, humanity is in danger of being trapped in this world by its moral adolescents.
Humanity Monstrous Moral
This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle: we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live.
Up Everyday Wait
Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war that we know about peace, more about killing that we know about living.
Living War Nuclear
Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death.
Capacity Bravery Scared
Set your course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship.
Course Set Passing
Wars can be prevented just as surely as they can be provoked, and we who fail to prevent them, must share the guilt for the dead.
Wars Provoked Just
Leadership is intangible, and therefore no weapon ever designed can replace it.
Designed Replace Weapon
We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing than we know about living.
Know More Living
I am convinced that the best service a retired general can perform is to turn in his tongue along with his suit and to mothball his opinions.
Am General Service