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    I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. ⏤ Alexander The Great


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It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.

George S. Patton

Tell me what brand of whiskey that Grant drinks. I would like to send a barrel of it to my other generals.

Abraham Lincoln

I want to see you shoot the way you shout.

Theodore Roosevelt

The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.

Calvin Coolidge

I saw courage both in the Vietnam War and in the struggle to stop it. I learned that patriotism includes protest, not just military service.

John F. Kerry

Perfect soldier, perfect gentleman never gave offence to anyone not even the enemy.

A. J. P. Taylor

So, as you go into battle, remember your ancestors and remember your descendants.

Tacitus

When we assumed the Soldier, we did not lay aside the Citizen.

George Washington

The connection between dress and war is not far to seek; your finest clothes are those you wear as soldiers.

Virginia Woolf

It takes 15,000 casualties to train a major general.

Marshal Ferdinand Foch

The greatest general is he who makes the fewest mistakes.

Napoleon Bonaparte

I think with the Romans, that the general of today should be a soldier tomorrow if necessary.

Thomas Jefferson

A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him.

Douglas MacArthur

Military intelligence is a contradiction in terms.

Groucho Marx

Military men are dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns for foreign policy.

Henry Kissinger

A good soldier, like a good horse, cannot be of a bad color.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Rogues, would you live forever?

Frederick the Great

Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.

Douglas MacArthur

The courage of a soldier is found to be the cheapest and most common quality of human nature.

Edward Gibbon

Making the world safe for hypocrisy.

Thomas Wolfe

I could have become a soldier if I had waited; I knew more about retreating than the man who invented retreating.

Mark Twain

Do you know what a soldier is, young man? He's the chap who makes it possible for civilized folk to despise war.

Allan Massie

I made all my generals out of mud.

Napoleon Bonaparte

There are few men more superstitious than soldiers. They are, after all, the men who live closest to death.

Mary Stewart

But courage which goes against military expediency is stupidity, or, if it is insisted upon by a commander, irresponsibility.

Erwin Rommel

The highly motivated young people who comprise the backbone of our military force truly are taking their place as one of America's greatest generations.

Trent Lott

I don't know what effect these men will have upon the enemy, but, by God, they terrify me.

Duke of Wellington Arthur Wellesley

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

'Tis the soldier's life to have their balmy slumbers waked with strife.

William Shakespeare

I am certain that we need a solution completely separate from military intervention.

Silvio Berlusconi

The moon gives you light, And the bugles and the drums give you music, And my heart, O my soldiers, my veterans, My heart gives you love.

Walt Whitman

Every citizen should be a soldier. This was the case with the Greeks and Romans, and must be that of every free state.

Thomas Jefferson

Every man thinks meanly of himself for not having been a soldier, or not having been at sea.

Samuel Johnson

The wonder is always new that any sane man can be a sailor.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Out of every one hundred men, ten shouldn't even be there, eighty are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior, and he will bring the others back.

Heraclitus

Short, successful military adventures are as effective as the Super Bowl in diverting people's attention from unpleasant truths.

John Stockwell

How red the rose that is the soldier

Wallace Stevens

The army is the true nobility of our country.

Napoleon

Pressed into service means pressed out of shape.

Robert Frost

Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.

Groucho Marx

We have in the service the scum of the earth as common soldiers.

Duke of Wellington Arthur Wellesley

My hope is that gays will be running the world, because then there would be no war. Just a greater emphasis on military apparel.

Roseanne Barr

A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

The basic problems facing the world today are not susceptible to a military solution.

John F. Kennedy

History shows that there are no invincible armies.

Josef Stalin

O the joy of the strong-brawn'd fighter, towering in the arena in perfect condition, conscious of power, thirsting to meet his opponent.

Walt Whitman

I rose by sheer military ability to the rank of corporal.

Thornton Wilder

I did my military service from 1989 - 92 and I was never shot at or had to fire on anybody. I was very lucky. I was more involved in intelligence and counter-intelligence.

Oded Fehr

The spirit of this country is totally adverse to a large military force.

Thomas Jefferson

The only traditions of the Royal Navy are rum, sodomy and the lash.

Winston Churchill

The most advanced nations are always those who navigate the most.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is nothing more enticing, disenchanting, and enslaving than the life at sea.

Joseph Conrad

I had rather have a plain, russet-coated Captain, that knows what he fights for, and loves what he knows, than that which you call a Gentle-man and is nothing else.

Oliver Cromwell

I am convinced that the best service a retired general can perform is to turn in his tongue along with his suit, and to mothball his opinions.

Omar Bradley

As far as military necessity will permit, religiously respect the constitutional rights of all.

George McClellan

Humility must always be the portion of any man who receives acclaim earned in the blood of his followers and the sacrifices of his friends.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

The U.S. military was segregated 'til the Korean War, and the blacks in World War Two were totally segregated.

Clint Eastwood

The world must know that America holds to the highest standards of military conduct and human rights protections. Anything less is unacceptable.

Barbara Mikulski

Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and the war on terrorism have reduced the pace of military transformation and have revealed our lack of preparation for defensive and stability operations. This Administration has overextended our military.

Barack Obama

If the colonists hadn't rejected British militarism and the massive financial burden of maintaining the British military, America wouldn't exist.

Rachel Maddow

The men and women who serve in our military have won for us every hour we live in freedom, sometimes at the expense of the very hours of the lifetimes they had hoped to live.

Bob Riley

Surely no issue unites us more than our appreciation for our military personnel who are bringing aid to devastated countries, defending us against terrorism, and fighting to make a free election possible in Iraq.

Christine Gregoire

Airplanes are interesting toys, but of no military value.

Ferdinand Foch

I am opposed to the military use of animals. I am also opposed to the military use of men.

B. F. Skinner

It's about time we all faced up to the truth. If we accept the radical homosexual agenda, be it in the military or in marriage or in other areas of our lives, we are utterly destroying the concept of family.

Alan Keyes

As Commander in Chief of the United States Military, I will never send our sons and daughters and our brothers and sisters to die in a foreign land without telling the truth about why they're going there.

Howard Dean

If our soldiers are not overburdened with money, it is not because they have a distaste for riches; if their lives are not unduly long, it is not because they are disinclined to longevity.

Sun Tzu

Even a pacifist should admire the military virtues.

John Keegan

Military troops were withdrawn from Chechnya on Dec. 31, 1996.

Akhmad Kadyrov

We won't always have the strongest military.

Howard Dean

Some in my party threaten to send a message that they don't know a just war when they see it, and more broadly that they're not prepared to use our military strength to protect our security and the cause of freedom.

Joe Lieberman

I look forward to a great future for America - a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose.

John F. Kennedy

Sometimes I sit down to dinner with people and I realize there is a massive military machine surrounding us, trying to kill the people I'm having dinner with.

Rachel Corrie

Every one of our greatest national treasures, our liberty, enterprise, vitality, wealth, military power, global authority, flow from a surprising source: our ability to give thanks.

Tony Snow

Let us solemnly remember the sacrifices of all those who fought so valiantly, on the seas, in the air, and on foreign shores, to preserve our heritage of freedom, and let us reconsecrate ourselves to the task of promoting an enduring peace so that their efforts shall not have been in vain.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

That's what an army is -- a mob; they don't fight with courage that's born in them, but with courage that's borrowed from their mass, and from their officers.

Mark Twain

We need a very strong military to protect the freedoms we do have.

Jerry Bruckheimer

George Bush, Dick Cheney, every one of the speakers praised John Kerry's war record. No one said he was unfit. They said he has terrible judgment, and that's his record as a senator. Nobody questioned his military record.

Peter King

Our military thought that they couldn't get to Pearl Harbor, that it was too long a journey from Japan to get there, and they proved us wrong.

Jerry Bruckheimer

Dictators must have enemies. They must have internal enemies to justify their secret police and external enemies to justify their military forces.

Richard Perle

Drinking is the soldier's pleasure.

John Dryden

Like the old soldier of the ballad, I now close my military career and just fade away, an old soldier who tried to do his duty as God gave him the light to see that duty. Goodbye.

Douglas MacArthur

After this urgent protest against entering into battle at Gettysburg according to instructions - which protest is the first and only one I ever made during my entire military career - I ordered my line to advance and make the assault.

John B. Hood

What surprises me, what amazes me, is that it seems the military people were expecting to stumble on large quantities of gas, chemical weapons and biological weapons.

Hans Blix

Several studies, and a number of public statements by senior military and political personalities, testify that - except for disputes between the present nuclear states - all military conflicts, as well as threats to peace, can be dealt with using conventional weapons.

Joseph Rotblat

Many of our nation's great leaders began their careers at a service academy. I encourage anyone interested in a rewarding college experience or military career to apply as soon as possible.

Chris Cannon

It doesn't matter that Bush scares the hell out of me. What matters is that he scares the hell out of a lot of very important people in Washington who can't speak out, in the military, in the intelligence community.

Seymour Hersh

No state, furthermore, unless it has aggressive military designs such as those which consumed Nazi leaders in the thirties, is likely to divert to defense any more of its resources and wealth and energy than seems necessary.

Lester B. Pearson

When I got on the airplane in Indonesia coming to Japan, my intentions was to turn myself in to the military for the simple reason I would like to put my daughters with their mother, one thing. Another thing, I'd like to clear my conscience.

Robert Jenkins

The American Army has supplied, assigned a very capable man to me, to help me, bring me to military justice. I don't think I need no civilians. All I want to do is clear myself with the American Army.

Robert Jenkins

The issue is whether the ultimate civil authority of the United States can tolerate actions in contempt of constitutional lines of authority. Any lessening of civil power over military power must inevitably lead away from democracy.

Harold Russell

I was a pretty angry kid, and I got into military history largely as a way to vent my own anger. As I got older it narrowed down to a more specific focus on individual violence. I'm just trying to understand where it came from.

Caleb Carr

With freedom comes responsibility, and I can think of no responsibility greater than putting on a U.S military uniform and standing in the gap between an enemy threat and civilian life.

Zack Wamp

Our nation must manage significant national security challenges over the next several years. We are already facing a potential conflict with Iraq, new challenges on the Korean peninsula, and key decisions in the president's plans to transform the military.

Duncan Hunter

I support allowing homosexuals to serve openly in our military and eliminating the 'don't ask, don't tell' policy.

Ed Case

It is our responsibility as Americans to provide for the families of those who have died to defend our nation. Raising the military death benefit is not a Democrat or Republican issue - it is an American issue.

Brian Baird

I am convinced that military action will not prevent further acts of international terrorism against the United States.

Barbara Lee

Why if I had half a chance, I could make an entire movie using this stock footage. The story opens on these mysterious explosions. Nobody knows what's causing them, but it's upsetting all the buffalo. So, the military are called in to solve the mystery.

Ed Wood

Our nation's military and law enforcement personal work hard to protect us. We must thank them for their continued vigilance. Without their sacrifice we would less capable of protecting our nation.

Leonard Boswell

I am committed to ensure that our intelligence community, law enforcement, medical professionals, and military have the information and funding needed to protect the American people from threats at home and abroad.

Leonard Boswell

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