The United States, as the world knows, will never start a war. We do not want a war. We do not now expect a war. This generation of Americans has already had enough - more than enough - of war and hate and oppression. We shall be prepared if others wish it. We shall be alert to try to stop it. But we shall also do our part to build a world of peace where the weak are safe and the strong are just. We are not helpless before that task or hopeless of its success. Confident and unafraid, we labor on - not toward a strategy of annihilation but toward a strategy of peace.
I was accustomed to walking alone. I'd find other people who agreed with me, but they also said, "I wouldn't dare mention it. " I was the only one who would say, "We've got to stand. " And they said, "Well, yes. And after you make it safe, then I'll stand, too. But you have to make it safe. "