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Famous Quotes & Quotations About The Military:

A good battle plan that you act on today can be better than a perfect one tomorrow.
~ General George S. Patton.

A Purple Heart just proves that were you smart enough to think of a plan, stupid enough to try it, and lucky enough to survive.
~ Author Unknown.

A ship without Marines is like a garment without buttons.
~ Admiral David D. Porter, US Navy.

A slipping gear could let your M203 grenade launcher fire when you least expect it. That would make you quite unpopular in what's left of your unit.
~ The US Army's magazine of preventive maintenance.

A young man who does not have what it takes to perform military service is not likely to have what it takes to make a living.
~ John F. Kennedy Quotes.

Ah, these diplomats! What chatterboxes! There's only one way to shut them up - cut them down with machine guns. Bulganin, go and get me one!
~ Joseph Stalin - As reported by De Gaulle during a long meeting.

Aim towards the enemy.
~ Instruction printed on US Rocket Launcher.

Always forgive your enemies, nothing annoys them so much.
~ Oscar Wilde Quotes.

Any ship can be a minesweeper ... once.
~ Admiral Hornblower.

Army: A body of men assembled to rectify the mistakes of the diplomats.
~ Josephus Daniels.

Be convinced that to be happy means to be free and that to be free means to be brave. Therefore do not take lightly the perils of war.
~ Thucydides.

Being in the army is like being in the Boy Scouts, except that the Boy Scouts have adult supervision.
~ Blake Clark.

Bravery is being the only one who knows you're afraid.
~ David Hackworth.

Cluster bombing from B-52s is very, very accurate. The bombs always hit the ground.
~ US Air Force.

Coffee tastes better if the latrines are dug downstream from an encampment.
~ US Army Field Regulations, 1861.

Combat will occur on the ground between two adjoining maps.
~ Author Unknown.

Confusion in battle is what pain is in childbirth - the natural order of things.
~ General Maurice Tugwell.

Diplomats are just as essential in starting a war as soldiers are in finishing it.
~ Will Rogers Quotes.

Discipline is simply the art of making the soldiers fear their officers more than the enemy.
~ Helvetius.

Don't draw fire; it irritates the people around you.
~ Author Unknown.

Don't ever be the first, don't ever be the last, and don't ever volunteer to do anything.
~ US Navy Seaman.

Don't look conspicuous; it draws fire.
~ Author Unknown.

Every man thinks meanly of himself for not having been a soldier.
~ Samuel Johnson Quotes.

Everyone wants peace - and they will fight the most terrible war to get it.
~ Miles Kington, on BBC Radio, 4th February 1995.

Five-second fuses only last three seconds.
~ Infantry Journal.

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