Quotes June 24, 2022

“A pint of sweat will save a gallon of blood.”
Lt. Gen. George S. Patton Jr.
 
 
 
 
Army: A body of men assembled to rectify the mistakes of the diplomats.
Josephus Daniels
 
 
 
 
A young man who does not have what it takes to perform military service is not likely to have what it takes to make a living.
John F. Kennedy
 
 
 
 
Diplomats are just as essential in starting a war as soldiers are in finishing it.
Will Rogers
 
 
 
 
Be convinced that to be happy means to be free and that to be free means to be brave. Therefore do not take lightly the perils of war.
Thucydides
 
 
 
 
Soldiers usually win the battles and generals get the credit for them.
Napoleon Bonaparte
 
 
 
 
We make war that we may live in peace.
Aristotle
 
 
 
 
In war there is no substitute for victory.
General Douglas MacArthur
 
 
 
 
Once we have a war there is only one thing to do. It must be won. For defeat brings worse things than any that can ever happen in war.
Ernest Miller Hemmingway
 
 
 
 
The number of medals on an officer’s breast varies in inverse proportion to the square of the distance of his duties from the front line.
Charles Edward Montague
 
 
 
 
Now I recall the Recon Marines ragged, filthy cammie shirted young men in green paint who move silent like the fog with deadly purpose in their eyes. Swift, Silent, Deadly. I smile.
GYSGT Correll, USMC, Retired– Recon Marine