quote by William Halsey

When this war is over, the Japanese language will be spoken only in hell!

— William Halsey

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Pearl harbor quote God changes caterpillars into butterflies, sand into pearls and coal into diamon
God changes caterpillars into butterflies, sand into pearls and coal into diamonds using time and pressure. He's working on you too.

I was in Japan a couple of months ago, I saw a preview for the movie Pearl Harbor. And they showed the Japanese airplanes coming in to bomb Pearl Harbor, and I applauded. Nobody else in the theater applauded.

A brilliant man would find a way not to fight a war.

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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw of the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in you sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell, no!

The eyes of the world are upon you.


The crisis of our diminishing water resources is just as severe (if less obviously immediate) as any wartime crisis we have ever faced. Our survival is just as much at stake as it was at the time of Pearl Harbor, or the Argonne, or Gettysburg, or Saratoga.

Pearl harbor quote Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds. Explore. Dream. Discover.

No man can tame a tiger into a kitten by stroking it.

There can be no appeasement with ruthlessness. There can be no reasoning with an incendiary bomb.

The fate of the Empire rests on this enterprise.

Every man must devote himself totally to the task in hand.

Everybody knows about Pearl Harbor. The thing that really fascinated me is that through this tragedy there was this amazing American heroism.

Dec. 7, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy - No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory.


The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you.

I throw raps that attack like the Japs on Pearl Harbor.

MC's be out like bank robbers, Fleeing the scene, to be a sole survivor; DJ...the getaway driver.

My husband is from Hawaii and his father who was also born in Hawaii was a teenager when Pearl Harbor happened, right before church and he ran up and got on the roof of his grandfather's house and watched the planes go over.

I think the important thing to remember about the Japanese internment is the situation. We had been attacked. Maybe Roosevelt expected it - I rather think he did. I don't think he expected an attack on Pearl Harbor. I think he expected an attack on Southeast Asia. But we were attacked at Pearl Harbor

The parallels between 9/11 and Pearl Harbor are striking.

In each instance there were warning signs before the attack, and in each instance our government failed to connect the dots.


Pearl Harbor caused our Nation to wholeheartedly commit to winning World War II, changing the course of our Nation's history and the world's future.

When reflecting upon it today, that the Pearl Harbor attack should have succeeded in achieving surprise seems a blessing from Heaven. It was clear that a great American fleet had been concentrated in Pearl Harbor, and we supposed that the state of alert would be very high.

Some calamities - the 1929 stock market crash, Pearl Harbor, 9/11 - have come like summer lightning, as bolts from the blue. The looming crisis of America's Ponzi entitlement structure is different. Driven by the demographics of an aging population, its causes, timing and scope are known.

The success of our surprise attack on Pearl Harbor will prove to be the Waterloo of the war to follow. For this reason the Imperial Navy is massing the cream of its strength in ships and planes to assure success.

The American People in their Righteous Might will win through to Absolute Victory.


December 7, 1941. A date which will live in infamy.

We must be the great arsenal of democracy.

For us this is an emergency as serious as war itself. We must apply ourselves to our task with the same resolution, the same sense of urgency, the same spirit of patriotism and sacrifice as we would show were we at war.

We must be the great arsenal of Democracy.

When Pearl Harbor was bombed, you know, there was a whole lot of buy-in to a national mobilization. And 25% of the economy was transformed in six months. And we're not calling for six months, we're saying 15 years. That's about what we've got. And probably all that we've got.

Many massacres have happened when people yell "surprise"! Pearl Harbor.

The Tet Offensive. My uncle's 50th birthday party. I was there, man! How many more people gotta die?


If liberals had been in charge of the Arizona memorial, it would probably have featured an exhaustive exhibit about the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II and little about the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

The potential for the next Pearl Harbor could very well be a cyber-attack.

We're in greater danger today than we were the day after Pearl Harbor.

Our military is absolutely incapable of defending this country.

As costly as it was in the lives of our men and women in uniform, in military assets, and in esteem and pride, Pearl Harbor was a watershed moment for America.

When the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, the United States struck back.

She didn't go and bomb - she bombed any part of Japan. She dropped the bomb on Hiroshima. Those people in Hiroshima probably hadn't even, some of them; most of them hadn't even killed anybody.


I think history is continuous. It doesn't begin or end on Pearl Harbor Day or the day Lyndon Johnson withdraws from the presidency or on 9/11. You have to learn from the past but not be imprisoned by it. You need to take counsel of history but never be imprisoned by it.

McDonalds in Tokyo is a terrible revenge for Pearl Harbor.

Japanese naval officers in dress whites are frequent guests at Pearl Harbor's officers' mess and are very polite. They always were. Except, of course, for that little interval there between 1941 and 1945.

Today, the US spends less on defense as a percentage of our economy than we did at any time since he Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. For the world's only superpower, that is an invitation to very serious trouble.

Our military thought that they couldn't get to Pearl Harbor, that it was too long a journey from Japan to get there, and they proved us wrong.

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