Quotes August 17, 2018

You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war.
Napoleon Bonaparte
 
 
 
 
Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid, one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory.
Douglas MacArthur
 
 
 
 
The art of war teaches us to rely not on the likelihood of the enemy’s not coming, but on our own readiness to receive him; not on the chance of his not attacking, but rather on the fact that we have made our position unassailable.
Sun Tzu
 
 
 
 
Older men declare war. But it is the youth that must fight and die.
Herbert Hoover
 
 
 
 
The war… was an unnecessary condition of affairs, and might have been avoided if forebearance and wisdom had been practiced on both sides.
Robert E. Lee
 
 
 
 
In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sons.
Herodotus
 
 
 
 
The sailor’s life is at the best a life of danger. He pursues honor on the mountain wave and finds it in the battle and in the storm, and never did more distinguished chivalry display itself than in the conduct of our seamen during the late war.
John Tyler