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Military Quotes

Military Quotes

"All men are frightened. The more intelligent they are, the more they are frightened. The courageous man is the man who forces himself, in spite of his fear, to carry on." ~ General George S. Patton


"In every war at some point in time, you do sit down and negotiate." ~ Admiral Mike Mullen


"We're surrounded. That simplifies our problem." ~ Chesty Puller


"Know thine enemy, and you will win." ~ Sun Tzu


"If your opponent is of choleric temperament, seek to irritate him." ~ Sun Tzu


"There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare." ~ Sun Tzu


"Everything in war is very simple, but the simplest thing is difficult. In war more than anywhere else things do not turn out as we expect. Nearby they do not appear as they did from a distance. [Moreover], ...every fault and exaggeration of [a] theory is instantly exposed in war." ~ Carl Von Clausewitz


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"Treat your men as you would your own beloved sons. And they will follow you into the deepest valley." ~ Sun Tzu


"Speed is the essence of war. Take advantage of the enemy's unpreparedness; travel by unexpected routes and strike him where he has taken no precautions." ~ Sun Tzu


"If you want to change the world, don’t be afraid of the circuses." ~ Admiral William H. McRaven


"If you want to change the world, find someone to help you paddle." ~ Admiral William H. McRaven


"We are not retreating - we are advancing in another direction." ~ General Douglas MacArthur


"A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him." ~ General Douglas MacArthur



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"Kind-hearted people might of course think there was some ingenious way to disarm or defeat the enemy without too much bloodshed, and might imagine this is the true goal of the art of war. Pleasant as it sounds, it is a fallacy that must be exposed: War is such a dangerous business that mistakes that come from kindness are the very worst." ~ Carl Von Clausewitz


"War is an act of violence pushed to its utmost bounds." ~ Carl Von Clausewitz


"War is simply the continuation of political intercourse with the addition of other means." ~ Carl Von Clausewitz


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