The first real unhappiness I remember to have felt was when some one told me, one day, that I did not love God. I insisted, almost tearfully, that I did; but I was told that if I did truly love Him I should always be good. I knew I was not that, and the feeling of sudden orphanage came over me like a bewildering cloud.
A drop of water, if it could write out its own history, would explain the universe to us.
In the future as in the past, both Clausewitz and Sun Tzu will undoubtedly have a lot to offer.
I am willing to make any part of my life public, if it will help others.
If you are strong and fighting the weak, then if you kill your opponent then you are a scoundrel… if you let him kill you, then you are an idiot.
God be thanked for the thinkers of good and noble thoughts! It wakes up all the best in ourselves, to come into close contact with others greater and better in every way than we are.
The curse of covetousness is that it destroys manhood by substituting money for character.
When I arrived at Harvard, I wanted to design a course in political theory that would have interested me, back when I was started out, in a way that the standard things didn’t.
Assuming China does not become destabilized and continues to grow, it will no doubt develop a military program in proportion to its resources.
It is simply not true that war is solely a means to an end, nor do people necessarily fight in order to obtain this objective or that. In fact, the opposite is true: people very often take up one objective or another precisely in order that they may fight.