We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the sermon on the mount.
Rejected Mount Sermon
The way to win an atomic war is to make certain it never starts.
Atomic Certain Never
With the monstrous weapons man already has, humanity is in danger of being trapped in this world by its moral adolescents.
Being Monstrous Danger
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.
Everyday Everyday Life Given
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.
Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death.
Scared Even Capacity
Set your course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship.
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.
Leadership is intangible, and therefore no weapon ever designed can replace it.
Intangible Designed Therefore
We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing than we know about living.
Killing Than War
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.
His Retired General
If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner.