"I know their game. First, the traders and the missionaries, then the ambassadors, then the cannon. It is better to go straight to the cannon."
Emperor Tewodros II of Ethiopia
(Page by Jack Kirby, Stan Lee, Joe Sinnott et al, from 1966’s Fantastic Four #52.)
"But the worst enemy you can meet will always be yourself; you lie in wait for yourself in caverns and forests. Lonely one, you are going the way to yourself! And your way goes past yourself, and past your seven devils! You will be a heretic to yourself and witch and soothsayer and fool and doubter and unholy one and villain. You must be ready to burn yourself in your own flame: how could you become new, if you had not first become ashes?"
(Panel by Jack Kirby, Stan Lee, Paul Reinman et al from 1963’s Avengers #6.)
"…but do not needlessly endanger your lives until I give you the signal to …”
Eisenhower, as commander of Allied Forces In Europe, 12-6-44
(Panel by Jack Kirby, Stan Lee, Chic Stone et al, from 1963’s Sgt. Fury & His Howling Commandos #2.)
"We will live in this world, which for us has all the disquieting strangeness of the desert and of the simulacrum, with all the veracity of living phantoms, of wandering and simulating animals that capital, that the death of capital, has made of us …"
(Panel by Jack Kirby, Stan Lee et al, from 1962’s Journey Into Mystery #88.)
"If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace."
(Panel by Jack Kirby, Stan Lee, Joe Sinnott et al, from 1968’s Fantastic Four Annual #8.)
“People should either be caressed or crushed. If you do them minor damage they will get their revenge; but if you cripple them there is nothing they can do. If you need to injure someone, do it in such a way that you do not have to fear their vengeance.”
(Panel by John Romita, Stan Lee, Frank Giacoia et al, from 1966’s Daredevil 1#6.)
"Every gun that’s fired, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, who are old and are not clothed … This is not a way of life at all … it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron.”
President Eisenhower, in 1960
(Panel by Jack Kirby, Stan Lee et al, from 1963’s Tales Of Suspense #41)