Quotes June 05, 2020

The fruits of victory are tumbling into our mouths too quickly.
Emperor Hirohito of Japan, April 29, 1942
Your name is unknown. Your deed is immortal.
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Moscow)
Loose lips [might] sink ships.
Wartime propaganda slogan
If everyone is thinking alike, someone isn’t thinking.
General George Patton
And when he gets to Heaven
To St. Peter he will tell:
‘One more Marine reporting, Sir — I’ve served my time in Hell.’
Sgt. James A. Donahue
First Marine Division
When I said that British fighter-bombers had shot up my tanks with 40mm shells, the Reichsmarschall who felt himself touched by this, said: ‘That’s completely impossible. The Americans only know how to make razor blades.’ I replied: ‘We could do with some of those razor blades, Herr Reichsmarshall.’
Field Marshall Erwin Rommel
You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind each blade of grass.
Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto
I fear all we have done is awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.
Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, upon learning of the success of the attack on Pearl Harbor