Tag: Military

Quotes December 24, 2021

In a military operation, the command and control elements are a legitimate target.
Stephen Hadley
 
 
 
 
I am a Soldier, I fight where I am told, and I win where I fight.
George S. Patton
 
 
 
 
The Army is the true nobility of our country.
Napoleon Bonaparte
 
 
 
 
Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.
Alexander Hamilton
 
 
 
 
Who kept the faith and fought the fight; the glory theirs, the duty ours.
Wallace Bruce
 
 
 
 
Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all! By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall.
John Dickinson
 
 
 
 
The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission.
John F. Kennedy

Quotes November 26, 2021

“There is nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer.”
Gen. James H. Doolittle
 
 
 
 
“No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation.”
Gen. Douglas MacArthur
 
 
 
 
“When the will defies fear, when duty throws the gauntlet down to fate, when honor scorns to compromise with death — that is heroism.” — Robert Green Ingersoll
 
 
 
 
“Word to the Nation: Guard zealously your right to serve in the Armed Forces, for without them, there will be no other rights to guard.” — President John F. Kennedy
 
 
 
 
“America is hope. It is compassion. It is excellence. It is valor.”
Paul Tsongas
 
 
 
 
“These fallen heroes represent the character of a nation who has a long history of patriotism and honor — and a nation who has fought many battles to keep our country free from threats of terror.”
Michael N. Castle
 
 
 
 
“True patriotism isn’t cheap. It’s about taking on a fair share of the burden of keeping America going.”
Robert Reich

Quotes November 05, 2021

“The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.
Thucydides” – Dave Grossman, On Combat: The Psychology and Physiology of Deadly Conflict in War and in Peace
 
 
 
 
“These Marines left their home–all these great Americans left their home–signed up during a time of war and said, ‘I wanna do that.’ And we owe them so much gratitude. I am so, so proud. And they understand that in our profession there can be no second place. There can be no losing. Because the weight of our nation rests on their shoulders.”
Sergeant Major Bradley Kasal
 
 
 
 
Patriotism demands of us sustained sacrifice.
Chiang Kai-shek
 
 
 
 
It is the pride of my heart to have been one of the earliest adopted sons of America.
Marquis de Lafayette
 
 
 
 
Liberty has never come from Government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of limitations of governmental power, not the increase of it.
Woodrow Wilson
 
 
 
 
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
Winston Churchill
 
 
 
 
Take patriotism away, and the nation’s soul has fled.
Edward Mark Deems
 
 
 
 
Military spouses find their strength along the way. Everyone began frightened of distance, deployment, and the unknown.
The Seasoned Spouse

Quotes October 15, 2021

“No nation ever had an army large enough to guarantee it against attack in time of peace, or ensure it of victory in time of war.”
Calvin Coolidge
 
 
 
 
“A leader leads by example not by force.”
Sun Tzu
 
 
 
 
“An army without culture is a dull-witted army, and a dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy.”
Mao Zedong
 
 
 
 
“The army teaches boys to think like men.”
Elvis Presley
 
 
 
 
“Civilians enjoy their time because soldiers sacrifice their time.”
Amit Kalantri
 
 
 
 
Those who do not appreciate the soldiers and instead pompously talk about peace, should try to live a single day without the soldiers.”
Abhijit Naskar
 
 
 
 
“War is life multiplied by some number that no one has ever heard of.”
Sebastian Junger
 
 
 
 
“I owe everything to the army.”
Norman Wisdom
 
 
 
 
“I loved the Army as an institution and loathed every single thing it required me to do.”
Simon Raven
 
 
 
 
“It’s almost worth having been in the army for the joy your freedom gives you.”
John Dos Passos
 
 
 
 
“Moral courage is the most valuable and usually the most absent characteristic in men.”
George S. Patton
 
 
 
 
“Success in battle is not a function of how many show up, but who they are.”
Robert H. Barrow

Quotes October 01, 2021

“The definition of wisdom is remembering the experiences- not forgetting- but without the emotional charge”
Micah Fink
 
 
 
 
“In the military, you learn the essence of people. You see so many examples of self-sacrifice and moral courage. In the rest of life you don’t get that many opportunities to be sure of your friends.”
Adam Driver
 
 
 
 
“In the military, if we don’t know something, we say we don’t know and proceed to shut up until we do. Some highly paid charlatans in the media think it’s absolutely fine to take a wild guess at the truth and then tell a couple of million people it’s cast-iron fact, just in case they might be right…I hope they’re proud of themselves, because they nearly broke my mom’s heart…. ”

“We know about bad guys, what they do, and often, who they are. The politicians have chosen to send us into battle, and that’s our trade. We do what’s necessary. And in my view, once those politicians have elected to send us out to do what 99.9 percent of the country would be terrified to undertake, they should get the hell out of the way and stay there.

This entire business of modern war crimes, as identified by the liberal wings of politics and the media, began in Iraq and has been running downhill ever since. Everyone’s got to have his little hands in it, blathering on about the public’s right to know.

Well, the view of most Navy SEALs, the public does not have that right to know, not if it means placing our lives in unnecessary peril because someone in Washington is driving himself mad worrying about the human rights of some cold-hearted terrorist fanatic who would kill us as soon as look at us, as well as any other American at whom he could point that wonky old AK of his.”
Marcus Luttrell, Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10

Quotes September 24, 2021

“There are no military solutions – dialogue and diplomacy are the only guarantee of lasting peace.”
Martin McGuinness

“Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.”
Theodore Roosevelt

Quotes July 30, 2021

“If I always appear prepared, it is because before entering an undertaking, I have meditated long and have foreseen what might occur. It is not genius where reveals to me suddenly and secretly what I should do in circumstances unexpected by others; it is thought and preparation.”
Napoléon Bonaparte
 
 
 
 
“Wars begin when you will, but they do not end when you please.”
Niccolò Machiavelli
 
 
 
 
“So we go on and don’t do it, and let the war go on. Over a period of 3 and a half or four years, we did burn down every town in North Korea. And every town in South Korea. And what? Killed off 20% of the Korean population. What I’m trying to say is, if once you make a decision to use military force to solve your problem – then you ought to use it. And use an overwhelming military force. Use too much. And deliberately use too much. So that you don’t make an error on the other side, and not quite have enough. And you roll over everything to start with. And you close it down just like that. You save resources. You save lives. Not only your own but the enemies too. And the recovery is quicker. And everybody is back to peaceful existence – hopefully in a shorter period of time.”
Gen. Curtis Lemay, on the all-out bombing campaign the U.S. didn’t do at the beginning of the Korean War as quoted in Dan Carlin’s “The Destroyer of Worlds”
 
 
 
 
“The belief in the possibility of a short decisive war appears to be one of the most ancient and dangerous of human illusions.”
Robert Lynd
 
 
 
 
“Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.”
Ernest Hemingway
 
 
 
 
“Optimists study English; pessimists study Chinese; and realists learn to use a Kalashnikov.”
Russian Proverb, due to the threat of Chinese influence in Siberia

 
 
 
 
“Sarcasm is my primary weapon system.”
US Ret. Navy Seal Andy Stumpf

Quotes July 23, 2021

Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas.
Joseph Stalin (perhaps)
 
 
 
 
Communism is not love. Communism is a hammer which we use to crush the enemy.
Mao Zedong
 
 
 
 
The secret of politics? Make a good treaty with Russia.
Otto von Bismarck
 
 
 
 
Russia needs a strong state power and must have it. But I am not calling for totalitarianism.
Vladimir Putin
 
 
 
 
The immortal Lincoln bowed in prayer, and plead Heaven’s almighty aid, vowing the proclamation of freedom through all the land to all the inhabitants thereof; and though the assassin’s deadly arm cut short his high career, his soul went up to God with four million broken manacles in its hand.
American Wesleyan
 
 
 
 
“This is what I learned from those years in the prison camp, where all those constraints just were oppressive. You must never confuse, on the one hand, the need for absolute, unwavering faith that you can prevail despite those constraints with, on the other hand, the need for the discipline to begin by confronting the brutal facts, whatever they are.’”
Admiral Jim Stockdale (source)
 
 
 
 
Only the dead have seen the end of war.
George Santayana
 
 
 
 
Discipline is doing what needs to be done, even if you don’t want to do it.
Unknown

Quotes July 16, 2021

“And they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave, for glory lights the soldier’s tomb, and beauty weeps the brave.”
Joseph Rodman Drake
 
 
 
 
“The soldier is the Army. No army is better than its soldiers. The Soldier is also a citizen. In fact, the highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is that of bearing arms for one’s country”
George S. Patton Jr.
 
 
 
 
“For the first time in a long time, I felt like I had a purpose being in the Navy. It wasn’t about money and rank or prestige. It was about raising the flag. We do what we do because no one else can or will do it. We fight so others can sleep at night. And I had forgotten that.”
Timothy Ciciora
 
 
 
 
“Today we say goodbye to a proud warrior. As we leave, each of us will take our members of [the USS]Midway with us… you guys were the ‘Magic.’ It was a privilege to sail with you.”
John Schork
 
 
 
 
“War is the greatest evil Satan has invented to corrupt our hearts and souls. We should honor our soldiers, but we should never honor war.”
Dean Hughes
 
 
 
 
“Those who do not appreciate the soldiers and instead pompously talk about peace, should try to live a single day without the soldiers.”
Abhijit Naskar
 
 
 
 
“Civilians enjoy their time because soldiers sacrifice their time.”
Amit Kalantri

Quotes June 11, 2021

“No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation.”
Gen. Douglas MacArthur
 
 
 
 
“This will remain the land of the free so long as it is the home of the brave.”
Elmer Davis
 
 
 
 
“When the will defies fear, when duty throws the gauntlet down to fate, when honor scorns to compromise with death — that is heroism.”
Robert Green Ingersoll
 
 
 
 
“Word to the Nation: Guard zealously your right to serve in the Armed Forces, for without them, there will be no other rights to guard.”
President John F. Kennedy
 
 
 
 
“America is hope. It is compassion. It is excellence. It is valor.”
Paul Tsongas
 
 
 
 
“These fallen heroes represent the character of a nation who has a long history of patriotism and honor — and a nation who has fought many battles to keep our country free from threats of terror.”
Michael N. Castle
 
 
 
 
“There is nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer.”
Gen. James H. Doolittle

 
 
 
 
“True patriotism isn’t cheap. It’s about taking on a fair share of the burden of keeping America going.”
Robert Reich