There are no favorites in my office. I treat them all with the same general inconsideration.
I’m a powerful S.O.B., you know that?
All that Hubert needs over there is a gal to answer the phone and a pencil with an eraser on it.
Men who have worked together to reach the stars are not likely to descend together into the depths of war and desolation.
We do this in order to slow down aggression. We do this to increase the confidence of the brave people of South Vietnam who have bravely born this brutal battle for so many years with so many casualties. And we do this to convince the leaders of North Vietnam-and all who seek to share their conquest-of a simple fact: We will not be defeated. We will not grow tired. We will not withdraw either openly or under the cloak of a meaningless agreement.
This is not a jungle war, but a struggle for freedom on every front of human activity.
The American city should be a collection of communities where every member has a right to belong. It should be a place where every man feels safe on his streets and in the house of his friends. It should be a place where each individual’s dignity and self-respect is strengthened by the respect and affection of his neighbors. It should be a place where each of us can find the satisfaction and warmth which comes from being a member of the community of man. This is what man sought at the dawn of civilization. It is what we seek today.
Boys, it is just like the Alamo. Somebody should have by God helped those Texans. I’m going to Vietnam.
In this age when there can be no losers in peace and no victors in war; we must recognize the obligation to match national strength with national restraint.