Gain Respect By Strength — Barry Goldwater

Liberty Letters Quote of the Day, Barry Goldwater

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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