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I was participating in my own lynching,
by 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 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

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

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

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

Television is an instrument which can paralyze this country.
- 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

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

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

The last man in the world who should have been criticized
was the American soldier.
They should have criticized me.
- 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 became very clear that Hanoi was in effect strategically
running the Viet Cong operation.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

War is fear cloaked in courage.
- 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

Truth cannot be defined,
although it can certainly be experienced.
But experience is not a definition.
A definition is made by the mind,
experience comes through participating.
If somebody asks, "What is a dance?" how can you define it?
But you can dance and you can know the inner feel of it.
God is the ultimate dance.
- Osho

Everybody's worried about stopping terrorism.
Well, there's a really easy way: stop participating in it.
- Noam Chomsky

If I am at a party, I want to be at the party.
Too many photographers use the camera to avoid participating in things.
They become professional observers.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

Please stop teaching my children that everyone gets
a trophy just for participating.
What is this, the Nobel Prize? Not everybody gets a trophy.
- Glenn Beck

What's wrong is that we are not participating to make
this the type of government it needs to be.
- Mike Lowry

The Internet offers an interesting combination of advertising
and community by participating in the community you
can become an advertisement for yourself.
- Walter Jon Williams

I find war detestable but those who praise it without
participating in it even more so.
- Romain Rolland

This is supposed to be a participatory democracy and
if we're not in there participating then the people
that will manipulate and exploit the system will step in there.
- George Takei

Recently I've been participating in radio and television
talk programs doing broadcasts and conferences,
and shooting my mouth off and really going to town.
- Peter Maxwell Davies

Elections are held to delude the populace into believing
that they are participating in government.
- Gerald F. Lieberman

No struggle can ever succeed without women participating side by side with men.
- Muhammad Ali Jinnah

The number of students participating in A.P.
has more than doubled in 10 years, and today almost 15,000 U.S.
schools offer A.P.
courses.
- Gaston Caperton

By perfecting this legislative machinery and by participating
in the various international agreements we intend to
contribute to the wholesome development of world trade.
- Shigeru Yoshida

As a member of the House Select Committee on Intelligence,
I will be participating in several hearings on the
startling revelations contained in the report.
- Charles Foster Bass

This war so far has cost us $125 billion and counting,
because largely we decided to do it on our own,
with only the United Kingdom as a paying,
fully participating partner.
- John Spratt

Strangers used to gather together at the cinema and
sit together in the dark,
like Ancient Greeks participating in the mysteries,
dreaming the same dream in unison.
- Angela Carter

Corporate documents, like football game plans,
are not easily drafted in a stadium,
with thousands of very interested fans participating,
each with their own red pencil, trying to reach a consensus on every word.
- Jon Postel

And the annual meetings of the League's Assembly are
in effect official peace congresses binding on the
participating states to an extent that most statesmen
a quarter of a century ago would have regarded as utopian.
- Hjalmar Branting

A book reaches a different crowd of people.
There are 50 different stories of very different individuals
participating in their communities either locally or
nationally in meaningful ways.
- Joan Blades

At the World Cup and even now at the Confederations Cup,
our security provisions will ensure the greatest level
of protection possible for all those participating -
both inside and outside the stadiums.
- Franz Beckenbauer

People are no longer primarily in opposition,
nor can they be said to be interacting,
rather they are participating in this pool of common
meaning which is capable of constant development and change.
- David Bohm

Say NO to the demands of the world.
Say YES to the longings of your own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

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

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

As we work to create light for others,
we naturally light our own way.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

This above all, to thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Each of us dwells in a cathedral of our own BEing
that is created vast enough to encompass Unity with all creation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Through our own recovered innocence
we discern the innocence of our neighbors.
- Henry David Thoreau

Always Sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Own Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

To thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

The best cure for our own self-inflicted suffering
is often service to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is when the other person's happiness
is more important than your own.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

Trust your own inner guidance.
Have faith that your steps are
carrying you toward your dreams.
Keep your eyes on the heavens
and believe that your feet will carry you well.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You Create Your Own Reality.
- Anonymous

Laugh, and the world laughs with you;
Weep, and you weep alone;
For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth,
But has trouble enough of its own.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox


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