Quotes July 03, 2020

The important thing in life is not victory but combat; it is not to have vanquished but to have fought well.
Pierre de Coubertin

Only the dead have seen the end of war.

True heroism consists in being superior to the ills of life, in whatever shape they may challenge us to combat.
Napoleon Bonaparte

Heroism is endurance for one moment more.
George F. Kennan


Don’t forget, incoming fire has the right of way.
Clint Smith

In combat, spontaneity rules; rote performance of technique perishes.
Bruce Lee

The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.
George S. Patton

I wrote a novel about the combat experiences I didn’t have in Vietnam.
Tracy Kidder

The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.
David Friedman

We combat obstacles in order to get repose, and when got, the repose is insupportable.
Henry Adams

The U.S. Military is us. There is no truer representation of a country than the people that it sends into the field to fight for it. The people who wear our uniform and carry our rifles into combat are our kids, and our job is to support them, because they’re protecting us.
Tom Clancy

I would not trade you a billion dollars for the kids I led to combat in Vietnam or in fact any of the Marines that I served with for a quarter of a century.
Oliver North

I think I’d be a better president because I was in combat.
George H. W. Bush

Every country that has experimented with women in actual combat has abandoned the idea, and the notion that Israel uses women in combat is a feminist myth.
Phyllis Schlafly

I think women are too valuable to be in combat.
Caspar Weinberger

Virtue is a state of war, and to live in it we have always to combat with ourselves.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Casualties many; Percentage of dead not known; Combat efficiency; we are winning.
David M. Shoup

If you combat an international phenomenon, it is indispensable to share information internationally.
Gijs de Vries

Only the dead have seen the end of the war.
George Santayana

I do not believe in using women in combat, because females are too fierce.
Margaret Mead

I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

The E.U. has moved to combat global terrorism by instituting common European arrest and evidence warrants and creating a joint situation center to pool and analyze intelligence.
John Bruton

People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
Richard Grenier