Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Chester William Nimitz (18851966)
That is not to say that we can relax our readiness to defend ourselves. Our armament must be adequate to the needs, but our faith is not primarily in these machines of defense but in ourselves.
Admiral CHESTER W. NIMITZ, speech at the University of California, Berkeley, March 22, 1950.The San Francisco Chronicle, March 23, 1950, p. 7, reported only the second sentence, but both can be found on a typed line of quotations by Admiral Nimitz received from the Navy Department Library.