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Famous Quotes & Quotations About The Military:

The men who really believe in themselves are all in lunatic asylums.
~ G.K. Chesterton Quotes.

The military value of a partisan's work is not measured by the amount of property destroyed, or the number of men killed or captured, but by the number [of the enemy which] he keeps watching [him].
~ John Singleton Mosby, 1833-1916, Confederate Cavalry Leader.

The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war.
~ Author Unknown.

The number of medals on an officer's breast varies in inverse proportion to the square of the distance of his duty from the front line.
~ Charles Montague, 1867-1928.

The purpose of war is not to die for your country. The purpose of war is to ensure that the other guy dies for his country.
~ General George S. Patton.

The side with the simplest uniforms wins.
~ Author Unknown.

There is no beating these troops in spite of their generals. I always thought them bad soldiers, now I am sure of it. I turned their right, pierced their centre, broke them everywhere; the day was mine, and yet they did not know it and would not run.
~ Marshal Soult, Albuhera 1811.

There is no such thing as an atheist in a foxhole.
~ Author Unknown.

There's no honorable way to kill, no gentle way to destroy. There is nothing good in war. Except its ending.
~ Author Unknown.

Things are more like they are now than they ever were before.
~ Dwight D Eisenhower.

To ensure prosperity here at home and peace abroad, we all share the belief we have to maintain the strongest military on the planet.
~ Barack Obama.

Tracers work both ways.
~ US Army.

Try to look unimportant; they may be low on ammo.
~ Infantry Journal.

Two armies are two bodies which meet and try to frighten each other.
~ Napoleon I.

Veni, Vedi, Vici. (I came, I saw, I conquered)
~ Julius Caesar Quotes.

Victory belongs to the most persevering.
~ Napoleon Bonaparte.

War is a competition of incompetence - the least incompetent usually win.
~ Pakistani General Tiger, after losing Bangladesh.

War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.
~ John Stewart Mill.

War is cruelty. There's no use trying to reform it, the crueler it is the sooner it will be over.
~ William Tecumseh Sherman.

We all have appointments with the past.
~ W.G. Sebald.

We are not retreating, we are advancing in another direction.
~ Author Unknown.

We have met the enemy and they are ours!
~ Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, 1813.

We make war that we may live in peace.
~ Aristotle.

We sleep safely in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would harm us.
~ George Orwell Quotes.

What all the wise men promised has not happened and what all the dammed fools said would happen has come to pass.
~ Lord Melbourne.

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