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Quote Left The moon gives you light, And the bugles and the drums give you music, And my heart, O my soldiers, my veterans, My heart gives you love. Quote Right
Quote Left For Americans war is almost all of the time a nuisance, and military skill is a luxury like Mah-Jongg. But when the issue is brought home to them, war becomes as important, for the necessary period, as business or sport. And it is hard to decide which is likely to be the more ominous for the Axis -- an American decision that this is sport, or that it is business. Quote Right
Quote Left I never joined the army because at ease was never that easy to me. Seemed rather uptight still. I don't relax by parting my legs slightly and putting my hands behind my back. That does not equal ease. At ease was not being in the military. I am at ease, bro, because I am not in the military. Quote Right
Quote Left The military don't start wars. Politicians start wars. Quote Right
Quote Left With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children, England mourns for her dead across the sea. Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of spirit, Fallen in the cause of the free. Solemn the drums thrill: Death august and royal Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres. There is music in the midst of desolation And a glory that shines upon our tears. They went with songs to the battle, they were young, Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow. They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted, They fell with their faces to the foe. They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old; Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them. They mingle not with laughing comrades again; They sit no more at familiar tables of home; They have no lot in our labour of the day-time; They sleep beyond England's foam. But where our desires are and our hopes profound, Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight, To the innermost heart of their own land they are known As the stars are known to the Night; As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust, Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain, As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness, To the end, to the end, they remain. Quote Right
Quote Left The Pakistani government and military are trying still to make a determination of the requirements they will need during winter, ... It's fair to say the requirement is still not known. Quote Right
Quote Left It seems to me that it is these extremists who are advocating a soft approach. Their oversimplifications and their baseless generalizations reflect the softness of those who cannot bear to face the burdens of a continuing struggle against a powerful and resourceful enemy. A truly tough approach, in my judgment, is one which accepts the challenge of communism with the courage and determination to meet it with every instrumentality of foreign policypolitical and economic as well as military, and with the willingness to see the struggle through as far into the future as may be necessary. Those who seek to meet the challengeor, in reality, to evade itby bold adventures abroad and witch hunts at home are the real devotees of softnessthe softness of seeking escape from painful realities by resort to illusory panaceas. Quote Right
Quote Left On the whole our armed services have been doing pretty well in the way of keeping us defended, but I hope our State Department will remember t... Quote Right
Quote Left A young man who does not have what it takes to perform military service is not likely to have what it takes to make a living. Today's military rejects include tomorrow's hard-core unemployed. Quote Right
Quote Left No matter your politics, ... Love Bush or hate him. You have to support the men and women. ... I think Mrs. Sheehan is disrespecting the memory of her child. It's disrespectful. Her son made the choice (to be in the military). Quote Right
Quote Left Pressed into service means pressed out of shape. Quote Right
Quote Left Projectile - n. the final arbiter in international disputes. Formerly these disputes were resolved by physical contact of the disputants with such arguments as the rudimentary logic of the times would supply - sword, spear, and so forth. With the growth of prudence in military affairs the projectile came more and more into favor, and is now held in high esteem by all. Its capital defect ( in Bierce's day ) has been that it requires personal attendance at the point of launch. Quote Right
Quote Left My first few films were institutional comedies, and you're on pretty safe ground when you're dealing with an institution that vast numbers of people have experienced: college, summer camp, the military, the country club. Quote Right
Quote Left In enterprise of martial kind, when there was any fighting, he led his regiment from behind -- he found it less exciting. Quote Right
Quote Left Despite everything I've achieved in my life, the culinary awards, the military commendations, the honorary degrees, I have never, ever lost sight of what's truly important. The thing that gives meaning to these triumphs. Someone to share them with. A companion. A help mate. A wife. Quote Right
Quote Left 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 Right
Quote Left A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom. Quote Right
Quote Left It is characteristic of the military mentality that nonhuman factors (atom bombs, strategic bases, weapons of all sorts, the possession of raw materials, etc) are held essential, while the human being, his desires, and thoughts - in short, the psychological factors - are considered as unimportant and secondary...The individual is degraded...to 'human materiel'. Quote Right
Quote Left In the face of intense monitoring and overwhelming American military superiority, any belligerent move by Hussein against a neighbor, even the smallest nuclear test (necessary before weapons construction), a tangible threat to use a weapon of mass destruction, or sharing this technology with terrorist organizations would be suicidal, ... But it is quite possible that such weapons would be used against Israel or our forces in response to an American attack. Quote Right
Quote Left I could have become a soldier if I had waited; I knew more about retreating than the man who invented retreating. Quote Right
Quote Left And now, like the old soldier of 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 light to see that duty. Good-bye. Quote Right
Quote Left Military intelligence is a contradiction in terms. Quote Right
Quote Left San Francisco in the middle sixties was a very special time and place to be a part of. Maybe it meant something. Maybe not, in the long run, but no explanation, no mix of words or music or memories can touch that sense of knowing that you were there and alive in that corner of time and the world. Whatever it meant. There was madness in any direction, at any hour. If not across the Bay, then up the Golden Gate or down 101 to Los Altos or La Honda. You could strike sparks anywhere. There was a fantastic universal sense that whatever we were doing was right, that we were winning. And that, I think, was the handle - that sense of inevitable victory over the forces of Old and Evil. Not in any mean or military sense; we didn't need that. Our energy would simply prevail. There was no point in fighting - on our side or theirs. We had all the momentum; we were riding the crest of a high and beautiful wave. So now, less than five years later, you can go up on a steep hill in Las Vegas and look West, and with the right kind of eyes you can almost see the high-water mark - the place where the wave finally broke and rolled back. Quote Right
Quote Left The consensus seemed to be that if really large numbers of men were sent to storm the mountain, then enough might survive the rocks to take the citadel. This is essentially the basis of all military thinking. Quote Right
Quote Left Our family is honored to accept this award on behalf of everyone at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Speedway and the Armed Forces have enjoyed a very special relationship since the facility opened in 1909, and we take every opportunity we can to thank America's military for its sacrifice, service and dedication. Quote Right
Quote Left Military justice is to justice what military music is to music. Quote Right
Quote Left In politics, it seems, retreat is honorable if dictated by military considerations and shameful if even suggested for ethical reasons. Quote Right
Quote Left Wealth, religion, military victory have more rhetorical than efficacious worth. Quote Right
Quote Left The schoolmaster is abroad! And I trust to him armed with his primer against the soldier in full military array. Quote Right
Quote Left And I have to tell you as a grandmother, I worry about the fact that my grandchildren are going to be paying for all the spending, including military spending, that has gone on and the tax cuts that have come through. Quote Right
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Member Quotes About Military

Quote Left When people protest war saying bring our boys home they are really campaigning against a persons freedom allowing them to choose the military, the military there to protect freedom it freely protects, that without, they wouldn't be free to protest Quote Right
Quote Left In The heart of a Hero Author Dana Redricks May 25, 2014 In the heart of a hero lies The search of true love There is no greater love than A sacrificial one. The freedom we enjoy was Paid with the cost of that love Sacrifice. Rather in the military, or a Civilian loving someone Enough to put them before Yourself, and walking that extra Mile enduring the pain with a A smile. Quote Right
Quote Left A battle can be fought in different forms and won, besides using military weapons. Quote Right
Quote Left Another problem with military forces and the police is you do not need an education to obtain these positions. Many militants in foreign countries are runaways and college dropouts. Some countries even have child soldiers running around gunning people down, which means the whole regime lacks honor. Thousands of children have served in both government and rebel forces in Chad and that is just one country Quote Right