Give me ten thousand Filipino soldiers and I will conquer the world.
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I had learned one of the bitter lessons of life: never try to regain the past, the fire will have become ashes.
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That’s what an army is – a mob; they don’t fight with courage that’s born in them, but with courage that’s borrowed from their mass, and from their officers.
What is human warfare but just this; an effort to make the laws of God and nature take sides with one party.
On the fields of friendly strife are sown the seeds that on other days, on other fields will bear the fruits of victory.
It’s been a big week for our side. Over on the beaches of Normandy our boys have fired the opening guns of the long awaited drive to liberate the world.
Mine is the first generation able to contemplate the possibility that we may live our entire lives without going to war or sending our children to war.
You don’t win wars by dying for your country you win wars by making the other son of a b*tch die for his.
War is not a matter for the professional pacifist or militarist. It is for the unprofessional people. They finance and fight it, they bear its losses. Therefore, they should have the deciding voice concerning it. To do this, they require all the information upon which decisions are made. They should know in a difference, whether it is soluble by rational intelligence, or inevitable by force. Not once in a thousand instances would our people (this may not be true of all peoples, however) approve an offensive war. Never would they be lax in defensive action. For this is their country. However, most of their enemies are within it.
I was very glad that Mr. Attlee described my speeches in the war as expressing the will not only of Parliament but of the whole nation. Their will was resolute and remorseless and, as it proved, unconquerable. It fell to me to express it, and if I found the right words you must remember that I have always earned my living by my pen and by my tongue. It was a nation and race dwelling all round the globe that had the lion heart. I had the luck to be called upon to give the roar.
The enemy is in front of us, the enemy is behind us, the enemy is to the right and to the left of us. They can’t get away this time!