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Military quotes (20)

If we slide into one of those rare moments of military honesty we realize that the technical demands of modern warfare are so complex a considerable percentage of our material is bound to malfunction even before it is deployed against a foe. We no longer waste manpower by carrying the flag into battle. Instead we need battalions of electronic engineers to keep the terrible machinery grinding.
Ernest K. Gann   Category: Military

Son we live in a world that has walls and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Whos gonna do it? You!?
Jack Nicholson   Category: Military

At first he thought he felt bad because he was afraid of leading an army but it wasnt true. He knew hed make a good commander. He felt himself wanting to cry. He hadnt cried since the first few days of homesickness after he got here. He tried to put a name on the feeling that put a lump in his throat and made him sob silently however much he tried to hold it down. He bit down on his hand to stop the feeling to replace it with pain. It didnt help.
Orson Scott Card   Category: Military

War is much too serious a matter to be entrusted to the military.
Georges Clemenceau   Category: Military

Don't one of you fire until you see the whites of their eyes.
Colonel Samuel Prescott   Category: Military

Describing Saddam Hussein of Iraq: He is neither a strategist nor is he schooled in the operational arts nor is he a tactician nor is he a general. Other than that hes a great military man.
Norman Schwartzkopf   Category: Military

A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.
Napoleon Bonaparte   Category: Military

Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.
George Washington   Category: Military

War is much too serious a thing to be left to military men.
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Perigord   Category: Military

The aim of military training is not just to prepare men for battle but to make them long for it.
Louis Simpson   Category: Military

Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
Groucho Marx   Category: Military

The sergeant is the Army.
General Dwight David Eisenhower   Category: Military

The best soldiers are not warlike.
Proverb   Category: Military

PROJECTILE n. The final arbiter in international disputes. With the growth of prudence in military affairs the projectile came more and more into favor and is now held in high esteem by the most courageous.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Military

The basic problems facing the world today are not susceptible to a military solution.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy   Category: Military

It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.
General George Smith Patton Jr.   Category: Military

He who does something at the head of one regiment will eclipse him who does nothing at the head of a hundred.
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Military

Up men to your posts! Don't forget today that you are from old Virginia.
General George Pickett Gettysburg   Category: Military

Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!
David G. Farragut   Category: Military

A man who is good enough to shed his blood for his country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards. More than that no man is entitled to and less than that no man shall have.
Theodore Roosevelt   Category: Military