A collection of Special quotes
What the rich and famous and wise said
Thoughtful and attentive words to contenplate learn from
Note: Throughout history the rich, famous and wise have said things that have been recorded in the form of quotes. It is the study of these quotes that give insights into life.
"No guts , no glory."
~ Major Frederick Blesse
"Gentlemen, we are being killed on the beaches. Let us go inland and be killed."
~ General Norman Cota Omaha Beach, 6 June 1944.
"Twenty-five doesn't sound like much until you start flying them."
~ Cpt Robert Morgan of the Memphis Belle
"'Knowledge dominance' does scare us as Marines. General George Armstrong Custer probably thought he had knowledge dominance, too. Any time you thing you're smarter than your adversary, you're probably about a half-mile from the Little Big Horn."
~ Colonel Art Corbett, USMC
"We don't have that problem in Russia." Why not? "Because when we get that close we close our eyes."
"Those who cast the votes decide nothing. Those who count the votes decide everything."
~ Joseph Stalin
It is God's job to forgive Osama bin Laden. It is our job to arrange a face to face meeting.
~ An American Serviceman
"When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty."
~ George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
"When you have a hammer, all problems start to look like nails.
But nations without great military power face the opposite danger: When you don't have a hammer, you don't want anything to look like nails."
~ Robert Kagan
''War is too important to be left to the generals.''
~ Georges Clemenceau French Prime Minister during World War I
"I would rather have a German division in front of me than a French one behind me."
~ General George S. Patton
"In war, the moral is to the physical as three is to one."
"There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but boys, it is all hell"
~ Major General William Tecumseh Sherman
Rule #29: "Always make your opponent think you know more than you really know."
~ General Phil Sheridan
There are no fat war photographers.
~ Peter Howe, author of "Shooting Under Fire"
veni, vidi, vici. I came, I saw, I conquered.
~ Julius Caesar
"They feed the crocodile in the hope that he will eat them last."
~ Winston Churchill's observation about appeasers.
Amateurs talk tactics, professionals talk logistics.
~ Modern Military saying
"If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you are reading it in English, thank a soldier."
~ Bumper Sticker
To be born free is an accident. To live free is a privilege. To die free is a responsibility.
~ Brig. General James Sehorn
"Training and education are two different things. Training gives you a skill set to perform a specific task. Education provides you with academic theory for problem-solving issues."
~ Master Sgt. Juan Lopez, USMC