Military Quotes

An army without culture is a dull-witted army, and a dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy.

Mao Zedong

Military intelligence is a contradiction in terms.

Groucho Marx

So the important thing in a military operation is victory, not persistence.

Sun Tzu

A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.

Martin Luther King Jr

Look at an infantryman's eyes and you can tell how much war he has seen

William Henry

Diplomats are just as essential in starting a war as soldiers are in finishing it.

Will Rogers

War is much too serious a matter to be entrusted to the military.

Georges Clemenceau

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

Before a war military science seems a real science, like astronomy; but after a war it seems more like astrology

Rebecca West

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

Louis Simpson

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

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Updated On : February 20, 2014
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