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Famous Quotes & Quotations About The Military:

Never share a fox hole with anyone braver than you.
~ Author Unknown.

Never tell the Platoon Sergeant you have nothing to do.
~ Author Unknown.

Never trust a private with a loaded weapon, or an officer with a map.
~ Author Unknown.

No combat ready unit has ever passed inspection.
~ Joe Gay

Nothing is so good for the morale of the troops as occasionally to see a dead general.
~ Field Marshal Slim.

Now I recall the Recon Marines ragged, filthy cammie shirted young men in green paint who move silent like the fog with deadly purpose in their eyes. Swift, Silent, Deadly. I smile.
~ Gunnery Sgt. Correll, USMC.

Odd objects attract fire - never lurk behind one.
~ Author Unknown.

Once we have a war there is only one thing to do. It must be won. For defeat brings worse things than any that can ever happen in war.
~ Ernest Miller Hemmingway.

One might as well try to charge through a wall.
~ Napoleon, on St Helena, regarding the British Infantry.

One of the best ways to keep peace is to be prepared for war.
~ General George Washington.

Only the dead will know the end of the war.
~ Plato.

Pale Ebenezer thought it wrong to fight. But roaring Bill, who killed him, thought it right.
~ Hilaire Belloc.

Soldiers are men...most apt for all manner of services and best able to support and endure the infinite toils and continual hazards of war.
~ Henry Knyvett.

Soldiers usually win the battles and generals get the credit for them.
~ Napoleon Bonaparte.

Some people live an entire lifetime and wonder if they have ever made a difference in the world, but the Marines don't have that problem.
~ Ronald Reagan.

Sometimes I think war is God's way of teaching us geography.
~ Paul Rodriguez.

Take short views, hope for the best and trust in God.
~Sir Sydney Smith

Teamwork is essential; it gives the enemy someone else to shoot at.
~ Author Unknown.

The basic problems facing the world today are not susceptible to a military solution.
~ John F. Kennedy Quotes.

The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave...
~ Patrick Henry.

The beatings will continue until morale improves.
~ Attributed to the Commander of the Japanese Submarine Force.

The difficult we do immediately. The impossible takes a little while longer.
~ US Navy.

The easiest and quickest path into the esteem of traditional military authorities is by the appeal to the eye, rather than to the mind. The `polish and pipeclay' school is not yet extinct, and it is easier for the mediocre intelligence to become an authority on buttons, than on tactics.
~ Captain Sir Basil Liddel Hart, Thoughts on War, 1944.

The 'eathen in 'is blindness must end where 'e began. But the backbone of the Army is the non-commissioned man!
~ Rudyard Kipling.

The graveyards are full of indispensable men.
~ Charles De Gaulle.

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