Military Quotes

The military caste did not originate as a party of patriots, but as a party of bandits

Henry Louis Mencken

Military men are the scourges of the world

Guy de Maupassant

The side with the simplest uniforms wins.

Maj Mark Cancian

And the poor in their fireless lodgings, dropping the sheets Of the evening paper: "Our day is our loss, O show us History the operator, the Organiser, Time the refreshing river." And the nations combine each cry, invoking the life That shapes the individual belly and orders The private nocturnal terror: "Did you not found the city state of the sponge, "Raise the vast military empires of the shark And the tiger, establish the robin's plucky canton? Intervene. Descend as a dove or A furious papa or a mild engineer, but descend."

Wystan Hugh Auden

They say in the military that a good battle plan can last as long as five minutes in real fighting. After that, it comes down to if the general is favored by fate and the spirits.

Paolo Bacigalupi

Following the 2000 coup, this august house did not agree to forgive the perpetrators but you decided that justice will take its course. You are confronted with a similar decision now. The military humbly requests that you display the same wisdom then to protect our land now.

Commodore Frank Bainimarama

The military stand is that reconciliation is only possible after justice is served.

Commodore Frank Bainimarama

I don't have to be nice to people who are causing great damage to the nation ... I refuse to be nice to people who want to overthrow what the military and the security forces have been doing to maintain law and order in this country in the past five years since the illegal overthrow of the Labour Government ... I refuse to be nice to people like Jioji Kotobalavu and Qoriniasi Bale. I don't have to be nice to anyone trying to destabilise what the army has built.

Commodore Frank Bainimarama

'What's the point of having this superb military that you're always talking about if we can't use it?

Albright, Madeleine

I found it peculiar that those who wanted to take military action could with 100 per cent certainty know that the weapons existed and turn out to have zero knowledge of where they were.

Hans Blix

It's a psychological onslaught, an economic one, a diplomatic one, a military onslaught - a total onslaught.

Pieter Willem Botha

Something you have to know about the US military is that it sucks at commando raids.

Gary Brecher

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Updated On : February 20, 2014
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