quote by J. Edgar Hoover

The individual comes face-to-face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists. The American mind has not come to a realisation of the evil which has been introduced into our midst. It rejects even the assumption that human creatures could espouse a philosophy which must ultimately destroy all that is good and decent.

— J. Edgar Hoover

Blissful Good War quotations

Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid.


Good war quote The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch the
The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.

When evil is allowed to compete with good, evil has an emotional populist appeal that wins out unless good men and women stand as a vanguard against abuse.

Good war quote Persist to overcome. He that can't endure the bad, will not live to see the good
Persist to overcome. He that can't endure the bad, will not live to see the good.

Good generals select intelligent officers, thoughtful advisors, and brave subordinates. They oversee their troops like a fierce tiger with wings.

I am not carrying on a war of extermination against the Romans.

I am contending for honor and empire. My ancestors yielded to Roman valour. I am endeavouring that others, in their turn, will be obliged to yield to my good fortune, and my valour.

With 300 Marines, you could probably take over Iraq if you wanted to and get rid of ISIS completely. Make no mistake about it, Marines are war fighters. I mean they are really good at what they do. The only time they are not good at what they do is when someone puts the shackles on them.


Good war quote Just do what works for you, because there will always be someone who thinks diff
Just do what works for you, because there will always be someone who thinks differently.

I am naturally fond of adventure, a little ambitious, and a good deal romantic - but patriotism was the true secret of my success.

Our apologies, good friends, for the fracture of good order, the burning of paper instead of children. How many must die before our voices are heard, how many must be tortured, dislocated, starved, maddened? When, at what point, will you say no to this war?

Rule 1, on page I of the book of war, is: "Do not march on Moscow".

Various people have tried it, Napoleon and Hitler, and it is no good. That is the first rule. I do not know whether your Lordships will know Rule 2 of war. It is: "Do not go fighting with your land armies in China". It is a vast country, with no clearly defined objectives...

Good war quote Whatever is good for you soul, do that.
Whatever is good for you soul, do that.

The enemy of a good plan is the dream of a perfect plan.

We should seek by all means in our power to avoid war, by analysing possible causes, by trying to remove them, by discussion in a spirit of collaboration and good will.


Every war results from the struggle for markets and spheres of influence, and every war is sold to the public by professional liars and totally sincere religious maniacs, as a Holy Crusade to save God and Goodness from Satan and Evil.

Good war quote Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.
Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.

No good decision was ever made in a swivel chair.

The Civil War defined us as what we are and it opened us to being what we became, good and bad things... It was the crossroads of our being, and it was a hell of a crossroads.

A leader leads by example not by force.

Good war quote Never regret a day in your life: good days give happiness, bad days give experie
Never regret a day in your life: good days give happiness, bad days give experience, worst days give lessons, and best days give memories.

We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty.


The primary, the fundamental, the essential purpose of the United Nations is to keep peace. Everything it does which helps prevent World War III is good. Everything which does not further that goal, either directly or indirectly, is at best superfluous.

I have never on the field of battle sent you where I was unwilling to go myself, nor would I now advise you to a course which I felt myself unwilling to pursue. You have been good soldiers. You can be good citizens. Obey the laws, preserve your honor, and the government to which you have surrendered can afford to be and will be magnanimous.

Good war quote Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no critici
Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.

Good tactics can save even the worst strategy. Bad tactics will destroy even the best strategy.

The most difficult struggle of all is the one within ourselves.

Let us not get accustomed and adjusted to these conditions. The one who adjusts ceases to discriminate between good and evil. He becomes a slave in body and soul. Whatever may happen to you, remember always: Don't adjust! Revolt against the reality!

As much as the world has an instinct for evil and is a breeding ground for genocide, holocaust, slavery, racism, war, oppression, and injustice, the world has an even greateer instinct for goodness, rebirth, mercy, beauty, truth, freedom and love.


Good war quote There is a battle of two wolves inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, jealous
There is a battle of two wolves inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, lies, inferiority and ego. The other is good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy and truth. The wolf that wins? The one you feed.

Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid.

Within the soul of each Vietnam veteran there is probably something that says "Bad war, good soldier." Only now are Americans beginning to separate the war from the warrior.

No! Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try.

Good war quote Try no to resist the changes that come in your way. Instead, let life live throu
Try no to resist the changes that come in your way. Instead, let life live through you. And do not worry that your life is turning upside down. How do you know that the side you are used to is better than the one to come? How Rumi Can Change Your Life?

There's no honorable way to kill, no gentle way to destroy.

There is nothing good in war. Except its ending.

Thank goodness we don't live in medieval times, when people fought wars over ideas.


You've been told that you're broken. That you're damaged goods ... there is also Post-Traumatic Growth. You come back from war stronger and more sure of who you are.

Good war quote No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the g
No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks.

I suppose if I had lost the war, I would have been tried as a war criminal.

... Every soldier thinks something of the moral aspects of what he is doing. But all war is immoral and if you let that bother you, you're not a good soldier.

Demons run when a good man goes to war.

Night will fall and drown the sun when a good man goes to war. Friendship dies and true love lies. Night will fall and the dark will rise when a good man goes to war. Demons run but count the cost; the battle's won but the child is lost.

It just seems to me that the world's kind of a mess, and the more messy it gets, the more interested I am in escapist fare. Having a good time is something that isn't about the war in Iraq or the Asian flu or the Kyoto protocol - things that are horribly depressing to consider in our real lives. I'm eager to get away from them.

Good war quote If you want to be good at something, you must first be willing to be bad at it.
If you want to be good at something, you must first be willing to be bad at it.
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Those remarkable, God-given eyes! That glorious, good-natured personality! Elijah's Frodo is a dazzling light in the doom and gloom of war and despair.


I acknowledge the Roman Church to be our mother church, although defiled with some infirmities and corruptions...Let [the Papists] assure themselves, that, as I am a friend of their persons, if they be good subjects, so am I a vowed enemy, and do denounce mortal war to their errors.

Oh, dear Hazel.” Aphrodite folded her fan. “Such optimism, yet you have heartrending days ahead of you. Of course war is coming. Love and war always go together. They are the peaks of human emotion! Evil and good, beauty and ugliness.

You're fighting a battle of good and evil with your dog pimp! Your only weapon is the shimmy! There is power in the shimmy! Make him fear your shimmy! Now, goddamnit, show me your war shimmy!

Lies are neither bad nor good. Like a fire they can either keep you warm or burn you to death, depending on how they're used.