Most popular military quotes
A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.
To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.
The difficult we do immediately, the impossible takes a little longer.
It is impossible to give a soldier a good education without making him a deserter. His natural foe is the government that drills him.
I think women are too valuable to be in combat.
They talk about conscription as a democratic institution. Yes; so is a cemetary.
Military intelligence is a contradiction in terms.
I am convinced that the best service a retired general can perform is to turn in his tongue along with his suit and to mothball his opinions.
Discipline is the soul of an army.
Resource-constrained environment' are fancy Pentagon words that mean there isn't enough money to go around.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue; courage is only the second virtue.
Soldiers ought to fear their general more than the enemy.
When I first went into the active army, you could tell someone to move a chair across the room-now you have to tell him why.
The professional military mind is by necessity an inferior and unimaginative mind; no man of high intellectual quality would willingly imprison his gifts in such a calling.
The atomic bomb will never go off, and I speak as an expert in explosives.
No nation ever had an army large enough to guarantee it against attack in a time of peace or ensure it of victory in time of war.
Cogito ergo boom.
Retreat hell! We're not retreating, we're just advancing in a different direction.
Military justice is to justice as military music is to music.
People often become scholars for the same reason they become soldiers: simply because they are unfit for any other station.
Soldiers in peace are like chimneys in summer.
Every soldier in the course of time, exists only in the breath of written words.
The soldier, be he friend or foe, is charged with the protection of the weak and unarmed. It is the very essence and reason for his being.
Theirs not to make reply, Theirs not to reason why, Theirs but to do and die.
For good or for ill, air mastery is today the supreme expression of military power and fleets and armies, however vital and important, must accept a subordinate rank.