A better world shall emerge based on faith and understanding.

And now, like the old soldier of that ballad, I now close my military career, and just fade away...an old soldier who tried to do his duty, as God gave him the light to see that duty. Good-bye.

On the fields of friendly strife are sown the seeds that on other days and other fields will bear the fruits of victory.

In war, you win or lose, live or die - and the difference is just an eyelash.

In war there is no substitute for victory.

You are remembered for the rules you break.

My soldiers ask of me, why surrender a military advantage in the field ... I could not answer.

The soldier, above all other people, prays for peace, for he must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.

After what had transpired I felt I could no longer work with him. I was adamant on that to the board, based on the motion that was passed.

It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it.

Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid, one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory.

We are not retreating. We are advancing in another direction.

There is no security on this earth, there is only opportunity.

Americans never quit.