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Militarily, we succeeded in Vietnam.
by William Westmoreland

Militarily, we succeeded in Vietnam.
We won every engagement we were involved in out there.
- William Westmoreland

The military don't start wars.
Politicians start wars.
- William Westmoreland

I do not believe that the men who served in uniform
in Vietnam have been given the credit they deserve.
It was a difficult war against an unorthodox enemy.
- William Westmoreland

We were succeeding.
When you looked at specifics, this became a war of attrition.
We were winning.
- William Westmoreland

 

It became very clear that Hanoi was in effect strategically
running the Viet Cong operation.
- William Westmoreland

We moved in to help the Vietnamese defend their country
and confront the Viet Cong.
- William Westmoreland

I don't take criticism lying down.
- William Westmoreland

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Without censorship, things can get terribly confused in the public mind.
- William Westmoreland

The military lead turbulent lives, but they are people like everybody else.
- William Westmoreland

I don't think I have been loved by my troops,
but I think I have been respected.
- William Westmoreland

Television is an instrument which can paralyze this country.
- William Westmoreland

When I took command in Vietnam, I gave great emphasis
to food and medical care -
and to the mail.
- William Westmoreland

I was participating in my own lynching,
but the problem was I didn't know what I was being lynched for.
- William Westmoreland

When the soldiers came home from Vietnam,
there were no parades, no celebrations.
So they built the Vietnam Memorial for themselves.
- William Westmoreland

My wife was my greatest asset.
I didn't marry her until after World War II,
but she has complemented me in every job I've ever had.
- William Westmoreland

By the end of the summer of 1973 I thought it was virtually
impossible for South Vietnam to survive.
How in the heck could they?
- William Westmoreland

In the end, we lost IndoChina to the communists.
But we did not lose Southeast Asia.
- William Westmoreland

We had the best food any battlefield ever had.
- William Westmoreland

I've made this statement many times:
If I would have to do it over again,
I would have made known the forthcoming Tet Offensive.
- William Westmoreland

As the senior commander in Vietnam, I was aware of
the potency of public opinion -
and I worried about it.
- William Westmoreland

It's the first war we've ever fought on the television
screen and the first war that our country ever fought
where the media had full reign.
- William Westmoreland

The last man in the world who should have been criticized
was the American soldier.
They should have criticized me.
- William Westmoreland

War is fear cloaked in courage.
- William Westmoreland

Vietnam was the first war ever fought without any censorship.
Without censorship, things can get terribly confused in the public mind.
- William Westmoreland

President Johnson did not want the Vietnam War to broaden.
He wanted the North Vietnamese to leave their brothers in the South alone.
- William Westmoreland

I haven't yet figured out how I was made first captain,
because I was not an outstanding student.
I was an adequate student.
- William Westmoreland

The Vietnam memorial is a masterpiece.
The names of the dead are listed there,
chronologically.
Just the names.
- William Westmoreland

Clearly, a stable, unified and democratic Iraq cannot
be achieved militarily by the U.S.
- John Olver

You in Lebanon, your power is no match to Israel.
Israel, militarily, is more powerful than you and maybe
it is more powerful than all the Arab countries,
or most of them.
- Bashar al-Assad

The object of China's strategy is inexorably to supplant
the United States as the world's premier economic power,
and if necessary, to defeat us militarily.
- Frank Gaffney

A similar revolving fund could be set up for Germany,
for a durable peace can rest only upon a Germany that,
while militarily impotent, is industrially active.
- James Forrestal

Nevertheless, this one fact should be apparent:
turning the other cheek is a bribe.
It is a valid form of action for only so long as the
Christian is impotent politically or militarily.
- Gary North

The fact is that America's weapons systems have made
it impossible for anybody to confront it militarily.
So, all you have is your wits and your cunning,
and your ability to fight in the way the Iraqis are fighting.
- Arundhati Roy

If the militarily most powerful - and least threatened -
states need nuclear weapons for their security,
how can one deny such security to countries that are
truly insecure? The present nuclear policy is a recipe for proliferation.
It is a policy for disaster.
- Joseph Rotblat

We have exhausted all of our diplomatic effort to get
the Iraqis to comply with their own agreements and with international law.
Given that...
we have got to force them to comply,
and we are doing so militarily.
- Tom Daschle

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To know even one life has
breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Those who have succeeded at anything and don't mention
luck are kidding themselves.
- Larry King

Failure doesn't mean you are a failure it just means
you haven't succeeded yet.
- Robert H. Schuller

I have tried to know absolutely nothing about a great many things,
and I have succeeded fairly well.
- Robert Benchley

To be wholly devoted to some intellectual exercise
is to have succeeded in life.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else,
you will have succeeded.
- Maya Angelou

We have almost succeeded in leveling all human activities
to the common denominator of securing the necessities
of life and providing for their abundance.
- Hannah Arendt

The men who have succeeded are men who have chosen
one line and stuck to it.
- Andrew Carnegie

An expert is someone who has succeeded in making decisions
and judgements simpler through knowing what to pay
attention to and what to ignore.
- Edward de Bono

We never know, believe me, when we have succeeded best.
- Miguel de Unamuno

The feminine mystique has succeeded in burying millions of American women alive.
- Betty Friedan

The test is to recognize the mistake,
admit it and correct it.
To have tried to do something and failed is vastly
better than to have tried to do nothing and succeeded.
- Dale Turner

When I think of some of my earlier work,
it really seems a fortunate coincidence that I succeeded.
- Helmut Jahn

I do think the attempt to raise consciousness has succeeded.
People are very aware of gender concerns now.
- Clifford Geertz

This country is a better place because Fox News has succeeded.
- Bill O'Reilly

We have never succeeded in slowing down our nuclear fusion reactors.
- Wilson Greatbatch

I'm not wedded to covering the markets.
I'm intrigued by the markets.
If I can connect Main Street with Wall Street,
then I've succeeded.
- Neil Cavuto

In my career quite a few people have tried to force me out,
but so far no one has succeeded.
- Ferdinand Piech

Being a leader gives you charisma.
If you look and study the leaders who have succeeded,
that's where charisma comes from, from the leading.
- Seth Godin

The true measure of a career is to be able to be content,
even proud, that you succeeded through your own endeavors
without leaving a trail of casualties in your wake.
- Alan Greenspan

Everything seems to be going faster and faster.
It's really harder to create something that endures.
The New York City Ballet has succeeded in doing that.
- Robert Caro

This kind of prelude was succeeded by the concerto
itself which he executed with a degree of spirit and
firmness that no one has ever pretended to equal.
- John Hawkins

I succeeded on sort of chutzpah and charm.
No technique at all, didn't know what I was doing,
but it worked and the character suited me.
- Jeremy Irons

Technological society has succeeded in multiplying
the opportunities for pleasure,
but it has great difficulty in generating joy.
- Pope Paul VI

The man who didn't want his wife to work has been succeeded
by the man who asks about her chances of getting a raise.
- Earl Wilson

The age of chivalry is past.
Bores have succeeded to dragons.
- Charles Dickens

When people tell me I've kept them up all night,
I feel like I've succeeded.
- Sidney Sheldon

But no one has yet succeeded in reducing the size or
scope of the federal government.
- James Q. Wilson

But what is more, if we have succeeded in adding to
the basic understanding of our universe and ourselves,
we will have made a contribution to the totality of human culture.
- Haldan Keffer Hartline

You have succeeded in life when all you really want
is only what you really need.
- Vernon Howard

It's only very recently that women have succeeded in
entering those professions which,
as Muses, they typified for the Greeks.
- Miriam Beard

Yet the effort to inform the public also encouraged
responsible public discussion that succeeded in developing
a consensus for the measured approach that many scientists supported.
- Paul Berg

It seems as if an age of genius must be succeeded by an age of endeavour;
riot and extravagance by cleanliness and hard work.
- Virginia Woolf

Many a man has finally succeeded only because he has
failed after repeated efforts.
If he had never met defeat he would never have known any great victory.
- Orison Swett Marden


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