quote by Emilio Aguinaldo

General Otis is proclaimed American Military Governor of the Philippines and I protest a thousand times and with all the force in my soul against such pretension.

— Emilio Aguinaldo

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Unhappy is the fate of one who tries to win his battles and succeed in his attacks without cultivating the spirit of enterprise, for the result is waste of time and general stagnation.


Military general quote People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for.
People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for.

To say that you now trust the Russian military command and control system because some Russian general told you from the bottom of his heart that's the case, strikes me as most unrealistic.

Military general quote People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for.
People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for.
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As far as Saddam Hussein being a great military strategist, he is neither a strategist, nor is he schooled in the operational arts, nor is he a tactician, nor is he a general, nor is he a soldier. Other than that, he's a great military man, I want you to know that.

To say that you now trust the Russian military command and control system because some Russian general told you from the bottom of his heart that's the case, strikes me as most unrealistic.

Battles are sometimes won by generals; wars are nearly always won by sergeants and privates.


Military general quote People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for.
People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for.

I'd like to have two armies: one for display with lovely guns, tanks, little soldiers, staffs, distinguished and doddering generals, and dear little regimental officers who would be deeply concerned over their general's bowel movements or their colonel's piles, an army that would be shown for a modest fee on every fairground in the country.

The constitution ought to secure a genuine militia and guard against a select militia. ...All regulations tending to render this general militia useless and defenseless, by establishing select corps of militia, or distinct bodies of military men, not having permanent interests and attachments to the community ought to be avoided.

The best generals are those who have served in the artillery.

Military general quote I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sh
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.

A good general not only sees the way to victory; he also knows when victory is impossible.

When a general complains of the morale of his troops, the time has come to look at his own.


No ruler should put troops into the field merely to gratify his own spleen;

no general should fight a battle simply out of pique.

Military general quote As long as the general population is passive, apathetic, diverted to consumerism
As long as the general population is passive, apathetic, diverted to consumerism or hatred of the vulnerable, then the powerful can do as they please, and those who survive will be left to contemplate the outcome.

JAG is an acronym for the Judge Advocate General, which is the judicial system of the military.

The word 'security' is a broad, vague generality whose contours should not be invoked to abrogate the fundamental law embodied in the First Amendment. The guarding of military and diplomatic secrets at the expense of informed representative government provides no real security.

We have women in the military, but they don't put us in the front lines.

They don't know if we can fight, if we can kill. I think we can. All the general has to do is walk over to the women and say, 'You see the enemy over there? They say you look fat in those uniforms.'

It is God's job to forgive Osama Bin Laden. It is our job to arrange a face to face meeting.


The trouble with military rule is that every colonel or general is soon full of ambition. The navy takes over today and the army tomorrow.

President [ Dwight] Eisenhower warned us, five star general, he said watch out for the military-industrial complex. That's a threat to our freedom, to our economy, and what we have now is a gigantic taxpayer draining empire that is devouring itself, which, as you say, it's creating more resistance, more fighting, against us oversees.

Heroism, or military glory, is much admired by the generality of mankind.

They consider it as the most sublime kind of merit. Menof cool reflection are not so sanguine in their praises of it.

Did you follow what [General Yehoshafat] Harkabi wrote? Formerly of the Israeli military intelligence service. Remember him? Did you follow what he wrote? He said that it was for the sake of the existence of Israel that we have to accept the rights of the Palestinians to have their independent state.

...several of the first presidents, including Jefferson and Madison, generally refused to issue public prayers, despite importunings to do so. Under pressure, Madison relented in the War Of 1812, but held to his belief that chaplains shouldn't be appointed to the military or be allowed to open Congress.


I'd rather have a German Division in front of me than a French one behind.

Official Washington cannot tell the American people that the real purpose of its gargantuan military expenditures and belligerent interventions is to make the world safe for General Motors, General Electric, General Dynamics, and all the other generals.

A defensive war is apt to betray us into too frequent detachment.

Those generals who have had but little experience attempt to protect every point, while those who are better acquainted with their profession, having only the capital object in view, guard against a decisive blow, and acquiesce in small misfortunes to avoid greater.

Sure, we want to go home. We want this war over with. The quickest way to get it over with is to go get the bastards who started it.

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


The essence of a general's job is to assist in developing a clear sense of purpose . to keep the junk from getting in the way of important things.

A good solution applied with vigor now is better than a perfect solution applied ten minutes later.

Live for something rather than die for nothing.

I am the very model of a modern Major-General, I've information vegetable, animal, and mineral, I know the kings of England, and I quote the fights historical, From Marathon to Waterloo, in order categorical.

Blunders are an inescapable feature of war, because choice in military affairs lies generally between the bad and the worse.


A soldier is he whose blood makes the glory of the general.

We've learned something about President-elect [Donald] Trump's choice for secretary of defense. Lawmakers in Congress intend to proper debate over whether retired General James Mattis meets a requirement for civilian control of the military.

Only great and general battles can produce great results

Pursue one great decisive aim with force and determination.

The bloody solution of the crisis, the effort for the destruction of the enemy's forces, is the first-born son of war. Only great and general battles can produce great results. Blood is the price of victory.