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I do not believe that the men who served in uniform
by 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

Related topics: War

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

War is fear cloaked in courage.
- William Westmoreland

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

We had the best food any battlefield ever had.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

The beauty does not live out there;
the beauty's in my eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Life is not about how fast you run
or how high you climb
but how well you bounce.
- Vivian Komori

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Not everything that casts a long shadow is to be feared.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life may not be the party we hoped for,
but while we are here we might as well dance.
- Anonymous

The opposite of courage in our society
is not cowardice, it is conformity.
- Rollo May

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not allow obligation or immediacy to
bind you to physical things or specific actions.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

The possession of knowledge does not
kill the sense of wonder and mystery.
There is always more mystery.
- Anais Nin

Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers
but to be fearless when facing them.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
- Edmund Hillary

Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession
as they torment us with their loss.
- Epicurus

It is not the easy or convenient life
for which I search,
but life lived to the edge
of all that I may be.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

It's not whether you get knocked down;
it's whether you get back up.
- Vince Lombardi

Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love is granting another the space to be
the way they are and the way they are not.
- Werner Erhard

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)


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