The truth is that I oppose the Iraq war, just as I opposed the Vietnam War, because these two conflicts have weakened the U.S. and diminished our standing in the world and our national security.
I thought the Vietnam war was an utter, unmitigated disaster, so it was very hard for me to say anything good about it.
Empathy is born out of the old biblical injunction "Love the neighbor as thyself."
I'm fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.
The highest patriotism is not a blind acceptance of official policy, but a love of one's country deep enough to call her to a higher plain.
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They say money can't buy happiness, but it can buy a flight to South Dakota - and that's pretty much the same thing.
The war in Vietnam I thought a dreadful mistake.
You lied about fighting in the Vietnam War. It's like punching the American flag in the face!
Cody in Tropic Thunder
These are the true events of November, 1965, in the Ia Drang Valley of Vietnam. A place our country does not remember, in a war it does not understand.
Joe Galloway in We Were Soldiers
If you run an Internet search on Vietnam and the war, most of the information you get begins at about 1962. I think this is telling. It is missing the whole period that led up to the reasons the war happened in the first place.
Today, we have two Vietnams, side by side, North and South, exchanging and working. We may not agree with all that North Vietnam is doing, but they are living in peace. I would look for a better human rights record for North Vietnam, but they are living side by side.
I was caught up in the hysteria during the Vietnam era, which was brought about through Marxist propaganda underlying the so-called peace movement.
Neighbors are friends. Friends tell friends the truth.
Dusan Mirkovic in Downsizing1
The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because generally they are the same people.
You shouldn't be so grumpy to someone who's new in the neighbourhood!
Porcupine in The Fox and the Hound
To hear that your neighbor was worse off than yourself was not an altogether unpleasant experience.
You want to know what your neighbours think about you? Start a fight with them.
An exchange of empathy provides an entry point for a lot of people to see what healing feels like.
Democracy is based upon empathy and the recognition that some decisions are solely for the community's benefit without regard to one's own narrow self-interest.
Human nature is complex. Even if we do have inclinations toward violence, we also have inclination to empathy, to cooperation, to self-control.
Empathy begins with understanding life from another person's perspective. Nobody has an objective experience of reality. It's all through our own individual prisms.
I think we all have empathy. We may not have enough courage to display it.
There's always that one person, that will always have your heart. That one person for me is you.
Success is all about having the confidence to shoot for something even if it seems impossible.
Success is about dedication. You may not be where you want to be or do what you want to do when you're on the journey. But you've got to be willing to have vision and foresight that leads you to an incredible end.