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I don't think there's any reason on Earth why people should have access to automatic and semiautomatic weapons unless they're in the military or in the police. (Quote by - John Howard)

Before a war military science seems a real science, like astronomy; but after a war it seems more like astrology (Quote by - Rebecca West)

The war we are fighting today against terrorism is a multifaceted fight. We have to use every tool in our toolkit to wage this war - diplomacy, finance, intelligence, law enforcement, and of course, military power - and we are developing new tools as we go along. (Quote by - Richard Armitage)

The nuclear arms race has no military purpose. Wars cannot be fought with nuclear weapons. Their existence only adds to our perils. (Quote by - Louis Mountbatten)

When force is necessary, it must be applied boldly, decisively, and completely. But one must know the limitations of force; one must know when to blend force with a manuever, the blow with an agreement. (Quote by - Leon Trotsky)

In war the heroes always outnumber the soldiers ten to one. (Quote by - H. L. Mencken)

I'm inclined to think that a military background wouldn't hurt anyone. (Quote by - William Faulkner)

A lot of wonderful people love their country and hate the military. (Quote by - Bill Clinton)

We learned how to shoot. I guess that was the best part. It was a lot of fun [on military service] (Quote by - Shahar Peer)

War is much too serious a matter to be entrusted to the military. (Quote by - Georges Clemenceau)

War is too serious a matter to entrust to military men. (Quote by - Georges Clemenceau)

A good plan violently executed today is better than a perfect plan executed tomorrow. (Quote by - George S. Patton)

Courage is fear holding on a minute longer. (Quote by - General George S. Patton)

I have never accepted what many people have kindly said, namely that I have inspired the nation. It was the nation and the race dwelling all around the globe that had the lion heart. I had the luck to give the roar. (Quote by - Winston Churchill)

And like the old soldier in that ballad, I now close my military career and just fade away, an old soldier who tried to do his duty as God gave him the sight to see that duty. (Quote by - Douglas Macarthur)

We won't always have the strongest military. (Quote by - Howard Dean)

Peace cannot be achieved except after the cessation of military escalation and the economic and financial siege. (Quote by - Yasser Arafat)

Military justice is to justice what military music is to music. (Quote by - Groucho Marx)

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

Old soldiers never die; they just fade away. And like the old soldier in that ballad, I now close my military career and just fade away, an old soldier who tried to do his duty as God gave him the sight to see that duty. (Quote by - Douglas Macarthur)

Like the old soldier of the ballad, I now close my military career and just fade away, an old soldier who tried to do his duty as God gave him the light to see that duty. Goodbye. (Quote by - Douglas Macarthur)

Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons. (Quote by - General MacArthur)

Look at an infantryman's eyes and you can tell how much war he has seen (Quote by - William Henry)

Aye. Fight and you may die. Run, and you'll live. At least awhile... And dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willing to trade all the days from this day to that for one chance -- just one chance -- to come back here and tell our enemies that they make take our lives, but they'll never take our freedom!! (Quote by - William Wallace, "Braveheart")

A military operation involves deception. Even though you are competent, appear to be incompetent. Though effective, appear to be ineffective. (Quote by - Sun Tzu)


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