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Military quotes on war, peace and military men. Famous people about military. Military qoutes of Napoleon, Caesar, Churchill, Bismark, Tojo, Kennedy, Patton, Voltaire and many others. Famous military phrases and proverbs.

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The military don’t start wars. Politicians start wars.
William Westmoreland

War is too serious a matter to entrust to military men.
Georges Clemenceau

I came, I saw, I conquered.
Julius Caesar

If you believe the doctors, nothing is wholesome; if you believe the theologians, nothing is innocent; if you believe the military, nothing is safe.
Lord Salisbury

Anyone who has ever looked into the glazed eyes of a soldier dying on the battlefield will think hard before starting a war.
Otto Von Bismark

A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.

I think I understand what military fame is; to be killed on the field of battle and have your name misspelled in the newspapers.
William Tecumseh Sherman

But courage which goes against military expediency is stupidity, or, if it is insisted upon by a commander, irresponsibility.
Erwin Rommel

Why do we kill people who are killing people to show that killing people is wrong?
Holly Near

A prisoner of war is a man who tries to kill you and fails, and then asks you not to kill him.
Winston Churchill

Battles are won by slaughter and maneuver. The greater the general, the more he contributes in maneuver, the less he demands in slaughter.
Winston Churchill

Bush’s war in Iraq has done untold damage to the United States. It has impaired our military power and undermined the morale of our armed forces. Our troops were trained to project overwhelming power. They were not trained for occupation duties.
George Soros

I look forward to a great future for America – a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose.
John F. Kennedy

War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today.
John F. Kennedy

A great war leaves the country with three armies – an army of cripples, an army of mourners, and an army of thieves.
German Proverb

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

Airplanes are interesting toys, but of no military value.
Ferdinand Foch

Wealth, religion, military victory have more rhetorical than efficacious worth.
George Santayana

Never forget that no military leader has ever become great without audacity.
Karl Von Clausewitz

Even military ministers have no more than a certain amount of control. It is customary that they have the right and the power to participate, from a political and military point of view, in the planning of actual operations.
Hideki Tojo

A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.
George Washington

The aim of military training is not just to prepare men for battle, but to make them long for it.
Louis Simpson

You are not going to get peace with millions of armed men.  The chariot of peace cannot advance over a road littered with cannon.
David Lloyd George

As long as mankind shall continue to bestow more liberal applause on their destroyers than on their benefactors, the thirst of military glory will ever be the vice of exalted characters.
Edward Gibbon

It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
Voltaire, War

I really do inhabit a system in which words are capable of shaking the entire structure of government, where words can prove mightier than ten military divisions.
Vaclav Havel

On the battlefield, the military pledges to leave no soldier behind. As a nation, let it be our pledge that when they return home, we leave no veteran behind.
Dan Lipinski

All governments in all wars have used all the means at their disposal to put their own motives, decisions and actions, and the actions of their military forces, in the best possible light.
Bruce Jackson

The worth of a civilization or a culture is not valued in the terms of its material wealth or military power, but by the quality and achievements of its representative individuals – its philosophers, its poets and its artists.
Herbert Read

Dead battles, like dead generals, hold the military mind in their dead grip.
Barbara Tuchman

I have two brothers buried in the military cemetery in Texas. I don’t want to see any more of that.
F. Murray Abraham

The People’s Republic of China has not yet reached the military might of the Soviet Empire. It requires a little more time and a little more infusion of Western aid, loans, technology and the hard currency of our tourists.
Barbara Amiel

We’ve built the largest empire in the history of the world. It’s been done over the last 50 years since World War II with very little military might, actually. It’s only in rare instances like Iraq where the military comes in as a last resort.
John Perkins

Man is the only animal that deals in that atrocity of atrocities, War.  He is the only one that gathers his brethren about him and goes forth in cold blood and calm pulse to exterminate his kind.  He is the only animal that for sordid wages will march out… and help to slaughter strangers of his own species who have done him no harm and with whom he has no quarrel…. And in the intervals between campaigns he washes the blood off his hands and works for “the universal brotherhood of man” – with his mouth.
Mark Twain

War.  The dark time of valour, loss and hope where a man is controlled by his gun; where a gun is controlled by his hatred.  Completely uncontrollable.
Daniel Ha

I would like it if men had to partake in the same hormonal cycles to which we’re subjected monthly.  Maybe that’s why men declare war – because they have a need to bleed on a regular basis.
Brett Butler

War is not an adventure.  It is a disease.  It is like typhus.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

If you shoot one person you are a murderer.  If you kill a couple persons you are a gangster.  If you are a crazy statesman and send millions to their deaths you are a hero.

A day of battle is a day of harvest for the devil.
William Hooke


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