- "…he loved the hardness of iron more than the glitter of gold."
- “a nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom” -Martin Luther King
- Just joined the military and found this quote on the side of a helmet; "Everything was beautiful, and nothing hurt" – Kurt Vonnegut
- “The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.” – Barack Obama, 2008
- "Political or military commentators, like astrologers, can survive almost any mistake, because their more devoted followers do not look to them for an appraisal of the facts but for the stimulation of nationalistic loyalties." – George Orwell from Notes on Nationalism