We must act from strength to gain respect, not prestige.
In this we must recognize that the affairs of nations are not determined by good-will tours, alms-giving, gestures of self-denial, rehabilitation projects, and discussion programs. The affairs of nations are determined — for good or for evil — by power. (emphasis his)
Source: Goldwater, Barry. “Why Not Victory,” Chapter 2, America’s Power — Use and Misuse, p. 32., 1962.
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