Armed Quotes

When a strong man armed, keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace. (Luke 11:21)

Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation that we cannot be trusted with arms for our own defense? Where is the difference between having our arms in possession and under our direction, and having them under the management of Congress? If our defense be the real object of having those arms, […]

Nations do not mistrust each other because they are armed; they are armed because they mistrust each other.

One of the problems we’re going to have to solve is to make the Armed Forces so popular, everyone wants to get in.

A few months ago I told the American people I did not trade arms for hostages. My heart and my best intentions still tell me that’s true, but the facts and the evidence tell me it is not. As the Tower board reported, what began as a strategic opening to Iran deteriorated, in its implementation, […]

After the British deliverance at Dunkirk, Churchill, in the House of Commons, rallied Britain with his most memorable speech. “We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the streets and fields, we shall fight in the hills. We shall never surrender,” he declared. Then, as the […]

Thrice is he armed that hath his quarrel just, And he but naked, though locked up in steel, Whose conscience with injustice is corrupted. (Henry VI)

When William Penn was convinced of the principles of Friends, and became a frequent attendant at their meetings, he did not immediately relinquish his gay apparel; it is even said that he wore a sword, as was then customary among men of rank and fashion. Being one day in company with George Fox (the founder […]

It is most meet we arm us ‘gainst the foe; For peace itself should not so dull a kingdom, Though war nor no known quarrel were in question, But that defences, musters, preparations, Should be maintain’d, assembled and collected, As were a war in expectation. (Henry V)

Our arms will never be used to strike the first blow in any attack.