Sunday, February 4, 2007

A Soldier's Quotes

“Any commander who fails to exceed his authority is not of much use to his subordinates.”
Arleigh Burke

“The major deterrent to war is in a man's mind.”
Arleigh Burke

“There never is a convenient place to fight a war when the other man starts it.”
Arleigh Burke

“This is the great reward of service, to live, far out and on, in the life of others; this is the mystery of Christ, - to give life's best for such high sake that it shall be found again unto life eternal.”
Joshua Chamberlain

“We have to go in places no body would ever think of going into were it not for the necessities of war.”
Joshua Chamberlain

“Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!”
David G. Farragut

“There are no extraordinary men... just extraordinary circumstances that ordinary men are forced to deal with.”
William Halsey

“A piece of spaghetti or a military unit can only be led from the front end.”
George S. Patton

“Better to fight for something than live for nothing.”
George S. Patton

“Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.”
George S. Patton

"The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave."
Patrick Henry

"Victory belongs to the most persevering."
Napoleon Bonaparte

"From time to time, the tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots."
Thomas Jefferson

"Army: A body of men assembled to rectify the mistakes of the diplomats."
Josephus Daniels

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

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

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