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Military Quotes

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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

Related topics: Wisdom

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

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

And like the old soldier in that 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 sight to see that duty.
- Douglas MacArthur

 

I give bird songs to those who dwell in cities and have never heard them,
make rhythms for those who know only military marches or jazz,
and paint colors for those who see none.
- Olivier Messiaen

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

The American people have no control over what the military does.
We have no say in American foreign policy.
- Aaron McGruder

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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

We don't thrive on military acts.
We do them because we have to, and thank God we are efficient.
- Golda Meir

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

The Cox Report documents a systematic,
well-planned effort by the Chinese military at the
highest levels to target and acquire technology for military modernization.
- Charles Foster Bass

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

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.
- Isoroku Yamamoto

I was selected to be an astronaut on a military program
called the Manned Orbiting Laboratory back in '67.
That program got cancelled in '69 and NASA ended up taking half of us.
- Robert Crippen

I thought what the military was doing was unconstitutional.
- Fred Korematsu

In November, they transferred control of Abu Ghraib
to the military intelligence command completely;
it was,
after all, the center for interrogations for Iraq.
- Janis Karpinski

The plan was criticized by some retired military officers embedded in TV studios.
But with every advance by our coalition forces,
the wisdom of that plan becomes more apparent.
- Dick Cheney

I did not go to military school.
I had an option either a military school or a private school.
I don't know how to get that out of the information that's out there.
- Channing Tatum

I don't expect an overnight change of all desktops
to what the US Military used to call B3 level security.
And even that would not stop users from shooting themselves into the foot.
- Wietse Venema

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

So when I got out of the military, I went back to school in biology,
and earned a biology degree at the University of Texas,
and then did some graduate work in it.
- Elizabeth Moon

Indeed, there are so many prejudices against everyday
middle-class values on college campuses,
and serving in the military and being pro-American
just seems to be one of them.
- Jack Kingston

We don't know what may yet happen to us,
what military and political defeats we may yet have to face.
- Moshe Sharett

Military organization, like religious organization,
can be seen as a paradigm of organization in general.
- Robert Shea

I think they are paying a lot more attention to news now,
by the way, in part because of national-security issues.
A lot of young people have friends or family in the military today.
- Tom Brokaw

During the Fifties, political and military activities
in Vietnam were heavily influenced by the French,
who as recent colonial masters, made all-important decisions.
- Nguyen Cao Ky

All of us who are convinced that our military needs
all the support the government and public will provide
are pleased that he will have his chance to do just that.
- Alex Morrison

The world has nothing to fear from military ambition in our Government.
- James K. Polk

Military intelligence is a contradiction in terms.
- Groucho Marx

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

Along the borders to Ethiopia and Somalia,
anarchy reigns, the police and military have retreated quite some distance.
- Richard Leakey

But, as you have intimated, I am among those who would
be very wary of any military action in the light of
Saddam Hussein's willingness to allow the weapons inspectors to go in.
- George Carey

The military destabilised my government on politically motivated charges.
- Benazir Bhutto

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

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

I have been accused of being a traitor,
and I have been accused of not supporting the military.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
- Martin Sheen

The arms race is worse than it ever was,
the dumping of creation down a military rat hole is worse than it ever was,
the wars across the earth are worse than they ever were.
- Daniel Berrigan

So we are disappointed that some of our closest allies,
including Canada, have not agreed with us on the urgent
need for this military action against Iraq.
- Paul Cellucci

In this ever-changing world, it's more important than
ever that our top-notch military continues to receive
the resources needed to serve and protect our country.
- Max Baucus

Most people associate command and control leadership with the military.
- Margaret J. Wheatley

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

I think I understand what military fame is;
to be killed on the field of battle and have your name
misspelled in the newspapers.
- William Tecumseh Sherman

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

War is too serious a matter to entrust to military men.
- Georges Clemenceau

Never forget that no military leader has ever become great without audacity.
- Karl Von Clausewitz

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

My mental faculties remained in suspended animation
while I obeyed the orders of the higher-ups.
This is typical with everyone in the military.
- Smedley Butler

I'm convinced my cockroaches have military training,
I set off a roach bomb - they diffused it.
- Jay London

In politics, it seems, retreat is honorable if dictated
by military considerations and shameful if even suggested for ethical reasons.
- Mary McCarthy

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

Even a pacifist should admire the military virtues.
- John Keegan

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

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

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

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 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

We had a military and political leadership at that
period which was genuinely deluded.
- Neil Sheehan

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

The Palestinian situation is different.
We can have military cooperation with other factions
in the Palestinian territories.
But we cannot have this with Hizbullah in Lebanon.
- Ahmed Yassin

It is the duty of our men to enroll themselves in the national services.
We need all our manpower for defence.
For the military and...
we need a quarter of a million men.
- Eamon de Valera

I did the first study because I had been exposed to
something that I took to be important and interesting -
this thought reform process -
in the military.
- Robert Jay Lifton

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

It is incumbent upon us to respond to the unique needs
of military women and ensure they receive proper care
during the first year following childbirth.
- Susan Collins

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

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

Since far fewer people are recruited to serve in a voluntary military,
the connection between America and its military is
increasingly tenuous and less personal.
- John McHugh

Over grown military establishments are under any form
of government inauspicious to liberty,
and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.
- George Washington

I had examined myself pretty thoroughly and discovered
that I was unfit for military service.
- Joseph Heller

Washington's defeat in 1754 was followed by active
military preparations on both sides.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

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


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