I shall never fight in the armed forces with a Negro by my side... Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds.— Robert Byrd
Informative Arms Race quotations
Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.
Guns will make us powerful; butter will only make us fat.
But scientists on both sides of the iron curtain played a very significant role in maintaining the momentum of the nuclear arms race throughout the four decades of the Cold War.
Running away from your problems is a race you'll never win.
The nuclear arms race is like two sworn enemies standing waist deep in gasoline, one with three matches, the other with five.
If you go on with this nuclear arms race, all you are going to do is make the rubble bounce.
If you are scared to go to the brink, you are lost.
Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
The weapons of war must be abolished before they abolish us.
It seems to me we have been in a rhetorical arms race in this country, with each side unwilling to lay down its weapons for fear - usually justified - the other side would beat them to a pulp.
To a considerable extent we are faced by a technology arms race with terrorists.
The communications revolution has made it easier for terrorist groups to reach out to vulnerable individuals with their violent extremist ideology and propaganda. It has also facilitated fundraising, recruitment and training.
Open your arms to change, but dont let go of your values.
The arms race is worse than it ever was, the dumping of creation down a military rat hole is worse than it ever was, the wars across the earth are worse than they ever were.
The arms race is based on an optimistic view of technology and a pessimistic view of man. It assumes there is no limit to the ingenuity of science and no limit to the deviltry of human beings.
Our biggest national security threat is the environmental destruction of our planet and the arms race with ourselves.
The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win you're still a rat.
The nuclear arms race is like two people sitting in a pool of gasoline spending all their time making matches.
In science it often happens that scientists say, "You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken..."
The nuclear arms race has no military purpose.
Wars cannot be fought with nuclear weapons. Their existence only adds to our perils.
Anything that gets your blood racing is probably worth doing.
Russia doesn't want any arms race. Russia would not engage in the arms race. We have enough technological means to provide not very expensive answer to the efforts to build missile defense.
Somehow we must transform the dynamics of the world power struggle from the negative nuclear arms race which no one can win to a positive contest to harness man's creative genius for the purpose of making peace and prosperity a reality for all of the nations of the world.
I think that Iran with a nuclear weapon is extremely destabilizing.
I think it could precipitate a nuclear arms race in the region.
A free people ought not only be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them. Which would include their own government.
There shall be equality of treatment and opportunity for all persons in the armed services without regard to race, color, religion or national origin.
We love the indomitable bellicose patriotism that sets you apart;
we love the national pride that guides your muscularly courageous race; we love the potent individualism that doesn't prevent you from opening your arms to individualists of every land, whether libertarians or anarchists.
We must shift the arms race into a 'peace race'.
We have to free the half of the human race, the women, so that they can help to free the other half.
The United Nations organization has proclaimed 1979 as the Year of the Child.
Are the children to receive the arms race from us as a necessary inheritance?
I'm not an expert on the arms race.
The chief task was to stop the arms race before it brought utter disaster.
However, after the collapse of communism and the disintegration of the Soviet Union, any rationale for having nuclear weapons disappeared.
God, who foresaw your tribulation has specially armed you to go through it, not without pain but without stain.
Let him who desires peace prepare for war.
Gee, I wish we had one of them doomsday machines things.
Instead of starting a new nuclear arms race, now is the time to reclaim our Nation's position of leadership on nuclear nonproliferation efforts.
Running away from your problems is a race you'll never win!
I appeal to the responsibility of the blocs and the major powers, not to seek security in the arms race, but rather in a meeting for joint disarmament and arms limitations.
I certainly wouldn't say that we loved the arms race.
Trillions of dollars were used to stoke it. For our economy, which was smaller in size than the American economy, it was a burden. But one cannot agree with the statement that the arms race played the key role in the collapse of the Soviet Union.
World War I broke out largely because of an arms race, and World War II because of the lack of an arms race.
If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough.
There was no race - but to the extent that there was an arms competition, it was almost entirely on the Soviet side, first to catch up and then to surpass the Americans.
Long before the terrifying potential of the arms race was recognized, there was a widespread instinctive abhorrence of nuclear weapons, and a strong desire to get rid of them.
I do think that this whole area of cyber is something that at an international level we have to work on and develop frameworks and international norms so that we don't see a cyber arms race.
Deterrence failed completely as a guide in setting rational limits on the size and composition of military forces, spurring an insatiable arms race with a reckless proliferation of the most destructive power ever unleashed, tailored for delivery by a vast array of vehicles to a stupefying array of targets.
We do not have the right to forget that reactionary imperialism exists and its forces actively operate in the world, that they encourage the arms race and that they try to restore the spirit of the Cold War.