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George Stoneman Quotes and Sayings

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A military life has ever comported with my inclination.
- George Stoneman

I have therefore concluded to apply for the privilege
of becoming a Cadet at West Point.
- George Stoneman

I will embrace the first opportunity to get to California
and it is altogether probable that when once there
I shall never again leave it.
- George Stoneman

If you believe the doctors, nothing is wholesome;
if you believe the theologians,
nothing is innocent; if you believe the military,
nothing is safe.
- Lord Salisbury

 

The military don't start wars.
Politicians start wars.
- William Westmoreland

Military strength in reserve is better than military
strength being reigned upon the other side including
all of its innocent civilians.
- Theodore C. Sorensen

Military police know what to do, they know the Geneva Conventions,
and their objective is to provide a safe,
secure, fair environment for prisoners under their control.
- Janis Karpinski

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The military lead turbulent lives, but they are people like everybody else.
- William Westmoreland

Nothing so comforts the military mind as the maxim
of a great but dead general.
- Barbara Tuchman

It is a major sin to break a contract,
especially in military situations.
- John Walker Lindh

In two years, there were 22 military coups d'etat,
essentially in Africa and the third world.
The coup d'etat of Algiers, in 1965,
is what opened the path.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

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

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.

Dead battles, like dead generals, hold the military mind in their dead grip.
- Barbara Tuchman

Pakistan could be uneasy on the position of Indian military.
But both the countries should take a bold decision,
breaking from their past, to transform their relationship.
- Simon Cameron

No military timetable should compel war when a successful outcome,
namely a disarmed Iraq may be feasible without war,
for example by allowing more time to the UN inspectors.
- Douglas Hurd

For good or for ill, air mastery is today the supreme
expression of military power and fleets and armies,
however vital and important, must accept a subordinate rank.
- Winston Churchill

We all know that in war the political and military
factors have to complement each other.
- Nguyen Cao Ky

We citizens don't need to know every detail of every
military operation in this new kind of war.
Nor should the media tell us and hence our enemy.
- David Hackworth

North Carolina, particularly the 8th District,
has long played a key role in our Nation's military forces.
- Robin Hayes

There are, of course, all sorts of other unpleasant
regimes outside the walls as well -
the military dictators of Latin America and the apartheid regime of South Africa.
- Barbara Amiel

During one or two summers, as well as part-time during the school year,
I worked for a small Canadian company which developed
electrical instruments for military planes.
- Walter Kohn

Today, our brave military men and women,
just as those who have gone before them,
stand on alert, securing freedom at home and guarding the innocent abroad.
- Conrad Burns

We won't always have the strongest military.
- Howard Dean

I have against me the bourgeois, the military and the diplomats,
and for me, only the people who take the Metro.
- Charles de Gaulle

Only those who are ideologically opposed to military
programs think of the defense budget as the first and
best place to get resources for social welfare needs.
- Herman Kahn

The real peril of war lies not in military defeat.
It lies in war itself, whether we win or lose.
- John T. Flynn

So that in 1974, when I graduated as a lawyer,
I figured I'm not going to be a lawyer under a military regime.
- Ruben Blades

If the Soviet Union and the United States have not
experienced direct military confrontations,
on the other hand, they supported, armed and trained Africans,
to fight other Africans.
- Omar Bongo

White House and State Department foreign-policy experts
are overwhelmingly directed towards military and diplomatic issues,
not development issues.
- Jeffrey Sachs

Getting our military back on stable footing won't happen overnight.
We must start this process now, since future engagements
are likely and allies are scarce.
- Ellen Tauscher

The military's own report says that one-third of deaths
and casualties could have been avoided if proper body
armor and vehicle armor had been provided from the start of the war.
- John Olver

An overstretched military undermines homeland security
and our ability to meet threats around the world.
- Ellen Tauscher

Fiji had experienced the ordeal of two military coups.
- Kamisese Mara

No candidate can win a presidential race advocating
gay marriage and opposing the military action in Iraq.
- Dick Morris

Military hardliners called me a 'security threat' for
promoting peace in South Asia and for supporting a
broad-based government in Afghanistan.
- Benazir Bhutto

On completion of my military service,
I went back to the factory and to the trade union.
- Leon Jouhaux

I have two brothers buried in the military cemetery in Texas.
I don't want to see any more of that.
- F. Murray Abraham

I am one of the million or more male residents of the United Kingdom,
who a year ago had no special yearning towards military life,
but who joined the army after war was declared.
- Patrick MacGill

If it wasn't for the military I probably would not
have ever come to Bosnia for vacation.
- Coolio

Our military commanders have said over and over again
that a timetable for withdrawal sends the wrong message to our troops,
but more importantly to our enemy.
- Bill Shuster

You don't have to be straight to be in the military;
you just have to be able to shoot straight.
- Barry Goldwater

My mother did all she could to control me,
but at age 14 she sent me to a military school.
- Sam Donaldson

There was a military police brigade with over 3,400
soldiers getting ready to go home because their mission -
prisoner-of-war operations -
was finished.
- Janis Karpinski

Our military is doing everything it can to equip Iraq's
forces so our troops can come home as soon as possible,
but we cannot leave until the job is done.
- Mike Rogers

We will work with industrial or Dept.
Of Defence sponsorship as long as we keep our principals
of openness firm we're proud to work with the military,
and they respect that in turn.
- Charles Vest

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

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

The proportion between the velocity with which men or animals move,
and the weights they carry, is a matter of considerable importance,
particularly in military affairs.
- Charles Babbage

On Saturday afternoons, there was a film,
of course, and then we did about four shows between the films.
And I would do a tap dance, a little military tap.
- Barbara Cook

The U.S.
must renounce any U.S.
interest in constructing permanent U.S.
military bases in Iraq.
- Peter DeFazio

On the battlefield, the military pledges to leave no soldier behind.
As a nation, let it be our pledge that when they return home,
we leave no veteran behind.
- Dan Lipinski

One only has to look at the performance of the economy
to understand how it shapes the perspective of America's
youth about military service.
- John M. McHugh

We must maintain strong defenses, military and spiritual.
- Prescott Bush

We were in the Arabian Desert for nine months.
And I was having the time of my life.
It could have been an archeological expedition,
a military expedition.
- Peter O'Toole

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

The US military still blames the media for stories
and images that turned the American public against the war in Vietnam.
- Bruce Jackson

We're in greater danger today than we were the day after Pearl Harbor.
Our military is absolutely incapable of defending this country.
- Ronald Reagan

A military coup needs a sacrifice and courage that
you can't find in an army without morale.
- Jalal Talabani

I really do inhabit a system in which words are capable
of shaking the entire structure of government,
where words can prove mightier than ten military divisions.
- Vaclav Havel

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

There has been a strong tradition in this country that
it is not the function of the military to educate the
public on political issues.
- J. William Fulbright

Military intelligence is a contradiction in terms.
- Groucho Marx

I don't think there's any reason on Earth why people
should have access to automatic and semiautomatic weapons
unless they're in the military or in the police.
- John Howard

The fact is that a car used by Gerry Adams and myself
during the course of the Mitchell review was bugged
by elements within British military intelligence.
- Martin McGuinness

Normal military trade is undoubtedly part of the normal
State-to-State relations.
- Li Peng

Wealth, religion, military victory have more rhetorical than efficacious worth.
- George Santayana

Before a war military science seems a real science,
like astronomy; but after a war it seems more like astrology.
- Rebecca West

I do believe that the United Nations needs to have more exacting,
more enhanced professional standards for the military
peacekeepers that are deployed.
- Alex Morrison

Half a world away nations that once lived under oppression
and tyranny are now budding democracies due in large
part to America 's leadership and the sacrifices of our military.
- Bob Riley

Enemies are necessary for the wheels of the U.S.
military machine to turn.
- John Stockwell


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