We walked to the brink and we looked it in the face.
A man's accomplishments in life are the cumulative effect of his attention to detail.
Of all tasks of government the most basic is to protect its citizens against violence.
Our capacity to retaliate must be, and is, massive in order to deter all forms of aggression.
The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it is the same problem you had last year.
The United Nations was not set up to be a reformatory. It was assumed that you would be good before you got in and not that being in would make you good.
I wouldn't attach too much importance to these student riots. I remember when I was a student at the Sorbonne in Paris, I used to go out and riot occasionally.
The ability to get to the verge without getting into the war is the necessary art. If you try to run away from it, if you are scared to go to the brink, you are lost.
Once - many, many years ago - I thought I made a wrong decision. Of course, it turned out that I had been right all along. But I was wrong to have thought that I was wrong.
There are plenty of problems in the world, many of them interconnected. But there is no problem which compares with this central, universal problem of saving the human race from extinction.