An unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it.— Jeff Cooper
Relaxing Military Man quotations
Do not correct a fool or he will hate you. Correct a wise man and he will appreciate you.
A leader is a man who can adapt principles to circumstances.
Why does soldiers leave the protection of his trench hole in the ground and go forward in the face of shot and shell? It is because of the leader who is in front of him and his comrades who are around him. Comradeship makes a man feel warm and courageous when all his instincts tend to make him cold and afraid.
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
Military men are just dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy.
A man's greatest moment in life is when his enemy lays vanquished, his village aflame, his herds driven before you and his weeping wives and daughters are clasped to your breast.
A military man can scarcely pride himself on having 'smitten a sleeping enemy';
it is more a matter of shame, simply, for the one smitten. I would rather you made your appraisal after seeing what the enemy does, since it is certain that, angered and outraged, he will soon launch a determined counterattack.
The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute. The man who does not ask, is a fool for life.
I don't know what effect these men will have upon the enemy, but by God, they frighten me.
Among the men who fought on Iwo Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue.
Any idiot can get an airplane off the ground, but an aviator earns his keep by bringing it back anytime, anywhere, under any circumstances that man and God can dream up.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
What’s the difference? Fill a hundred pits with dead Northmen, congratulations, have a parade! Kill one man in the same uniform as you? A crime. A murder. Worse than despicable. Are we not all men? All blood and bone and dreams?
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.
Their notion of training was to march the men up and down in parades and reviews: these were nice to look at and gave them the impression of military discipline and precision, but as a preparation for a modern war they had no value whatsoever.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
I should deem a man-of-war incomplete without a body of Marines.
..imbued with that esprit that has so long characterized the "Old Corps."
I'm a military man, I did what I did only because my country had to be saved from tribalism and feudalism. If I failed, it was only because I was betrayed. The so-called genocide was nothing more than just a war in defence of the revolution and a system from which all have benefited.
I'd learned a lot in the Army. I knew that above all things in the world I had to become so big, so strong that people and their hatred could never touch me.
A wise man never knows all, only fools know everything.
The enemy are only 50 yards from us. We are heavily outnumbered. We are under devastating fire. I shall not withdraw an inch but will fight to our last man and our last round.
Weapons are an important factor in war, but not the decisive one;
it is man and not materials that counts.
Already long ago, from when we sold our vote to no man, the People have abdicated our duties; for the People who once upon a time handed out military command, high civil office, legions — everything, now restrains itself and anxiously hopes for just two things: bread and circuses.
Every man dies. Not every man really lives.
I can imagine no more rewarding a career.
And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction: 'I served in the United States Navy.
I was a military man for 27 years. I fought so long as there was no chance for peace. I believe that there is now a chance for peace, a great chance. We must take advantage of it for the sake of those standing here, and for those who are not here - and they are many.
Moral courage is the most valuable and usually the most absent characteristic in men
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise man grows it under his feet.
A military man can scarcely pride himself on having smitten a sleeping enemy;
it is more a matter of shame, simply, for the one smitten.
If a man says he is not afraid of dying, he is either lying or is a Gurkha.
The military mind has one aim, and that is to make soldiers react as mechanically as possible. They want the same predictability in a man as they do in a telephone or a machine gun, and they train their soldiers to act as a unit, not as individuals.
If you want to test a man’s character give him power.
This provision (the 4th Amendment) speaks for itself.
Its plain object is to secure the perfect enjoyment of that great right of the common law, that a man's house shall be his own castle, privileged against all civil and military intrusion.
Flying saucers are real. Too many good men have seen them, that don't have hallucinations.
I yield to no man in sympathy for the gallant men under my command;
but I am obliged to sweat them tonight, so that I may save their blood tomorrow.
Words of comfort skillfully administered are the oldest therapy known to man.
A leader is the man who has the ability to get other people to do what they don't want to do, and like it.
That is what I want to make clear today.
A man with a long history of racial discrimination, who traffics in dark conspiracy theories drawn from the pages of supermarket tabloids and the far, dark reaches of the Internet, should never run our government or command our military.
Leonid Breznev was an old man and despite his own military experience in World War II, he on the other hand was not very close to the military.
The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others.
A man does not have himself killed for a half-pence a day or for a petty distinction. You must speak to the soul in order to electrify him
They taught me that no man could be their leader except he ate the ranks' food, wore their clothes, lived level with them, and yet appeared better in himself.
These UFOs are interplanetary devices systematically observing the earth, either manned or under remote control, or both.
Let it be your pride to show all men everywhere not only what good soldiers you are, but also what good men you are.
It is my earnest hope - indeed the hope of all mankind - that from this solemn occasion a better world shall emerge out of the blood and carnage of the past, a world found upon faith and understanding, a world dedicated to the dignity of man and the fulfillment of his most cherished wish for freedom, tolerance and justice.