A few quotes from former President Dwight Eisenhower:
-- Plans are worthless, but planning is everything. There is a very great distinction because when you are planning for an emergency you must start with this one thing: the very definition of "emergency" is that it is unexpected, therefore it is not going to happen the way you are planning.
-- I like to believe that people in the long run are going to do more to
promote peace than our governments. Indeed, I think that people want
peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of
the way and let them have it.
-- Now I think, speaking roughly, by leadership we mean the art of getting someone else to do something that you want done because he wants to do it.
-- Oh, goddammit, we forgot the silent prayer.