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, […]

Armor, n. The kind of clothing worn by a man whose tailor is a blacksmith.

Police, n. An armed force for protection and participation.

Armaments do not, generally speaking, cause wars. This notion, the logical crux of all arguments in favor of disarmament, turns the causal relationship upside down. Actually, it is wars, or conflicts threatening war, that cause armaments, not the reverse.

I was proud the other day when both Republicans and Democrats stood with me in the Rose Garden to announce their support for a clear statement of purpose: you disarm, or we will. (Oct. 5, 2002, regarding Iraq debate in Congress)

Today is Trinity Sunday. Centuries ago words were written to be call and a spur to the faithful servants of Truth and Justice: Arm yourselves, and be ye men of valor, and be in readiness for the conflict; for it is better for us to perish in battle than to look upon the outrage of […]