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Interesting Quotations

A collection of quotations from various sources which you may find interesting:

"It is easier to fight for principles than live up to them." - Alfred Adler

"It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end." - Anon

"Politics is not an exact science." - Otto Von Bismarck

"It is easy to be brave from a safe distance." - Aesop

"Nature abhors a hero. For one thing, he violates the law of conservation of energy. For another, how can it be the survival of the fittest when the fittest keeps putting himself in situations where he is most likely to be creamed?" - Solomon Short

"The main thing is to make history, not to write it." - Otto Von Bismarck

"I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity." - General Dwight D. Eisenhower

"When a hammer is the only tool, every problem looks like a nail." - Anon

"When hammering a nail, you will never hit your finger if you hold the hammer with both hands." - (Leibowitz's Rule)

"He who hesitates is not only lost, but several miles from the next freeway exit." - (Nowlan's Theory)

"Law stands mute in the midst of arms." - Anon

"Law, without force, is impotent." - Pascal

"Laws are dumb in the midst of arms." - Cicero

"Chance favors the prepared mind." - Louis Pasteur

"I think there's a world market for about five computers." - Watson, Thomas (Founder of IBM)

"Battles are sometimes won by generals; wars are nearly always won by sergeants and privates." - F.E. Adcock, British classical scholar

"The purpose of all war is peace". - Saint Augustine, 354-430

"To have good soldiers, a nation must always be at war." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"Laws are inoperative in war" - Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.): Pro Milone

"War is the continuation of policy(politics) by other means." - Karl von Clausewitz

"It is clear that war is not a mere act of policy but a true political instrument, a continuation of political activity by other means" - This is from a translated version of "On War" from 1976

"War is much too serious a matter to be entrusted to the military." - Georges Clemenceau

"I don't know whether war is an interlude during peace, or peace is an interlude during war." - Georges Clemenceau

"War is delightful to those who have had no experience of it." - Desiderius Erasmus, Dutch humanist, ca. 1466–1536

"The most disadvantageous peace is better than the most just war" - Desiderius Erasmus

"The God of War hates those who hesitate." - Euripides, 480-406 b.c. Greek tragic dramatist

"The essence of war is violence. Moderation in war is imbecility" - British Sea Lord John Fisher

"It is war that shapes peace, and armament that shapes war." - Thomas Fuller

"He who stays on the defensive does not make war, he endures it" - Field Marshal Colmar Baron von der Goltz, 1883

"If men make war in slavish obedience to rules, they will fail." - Ulysses S. Grant

"Fools say that they learn by experience. I prefer to profit by others experience" - Otto Von Bismarck

"War is the mother of everything." - Heraclitus, Greek philosopher (535-475BC)

"In peace sons bury fathers, but war violates the order of nature, and fathers bury sons." - Heroditus, greek historian c. 484-425 BC

"In war, only the simple succeeds." - Field Marshal Paul Von Hindenburg

"People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an election." - Otto Von Bismarck

"It is well that war is so terrible, else we should grow too fond of it." - General Robert E. Lee

"War is an art and as such is not susceptible of explanation by fixed formula" - General George Patton Jr

"Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men." - General George Patton Jr

"Si vis pacem, para bellum" ("If you want peace, prepare for war!") - Flavius Vegetius Renatus (ca 390 AD), Roman military strategist, from "Epitoma rei militaris" (a summary of military matters)

"Cry 'Havoc' and let slip the dogs of War." - William Shakespeare ("Julius Caesar")

"War is cruelty. There's no use trying to reform it, the crueler it is the sooner it will be over." - William Tecumseh Sherman

"So in war, the way is to avoid what is strong and to strike at what is weak." - Sun Tzu, "The Art of War"

"The art of war is, in the last result, the art of keeping one’s freedom of action" - Xenophon, Greek historian (c. 430-355 BC)

"Artillerymen believe the world consist of two types of people; other Artillerymen and targets." - Unknown

"There is NO job in the Field Artillery for the weak, the timid or the indecisive." - Unknown

"Artillery adds dignity, to what would otherwise be an ugly brawl" - Unknown

"Gunners will always fight together, drink together, laugh together, and mourn together." - Unknown

"If you don't have enough artillery, quit." -General Richard Cavasos

"The first shot is for the Devil, the second for God, and only the third for the King." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"Nothing is more destructive than the charge of artillery on a crowd." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"Artillery is the god of war." - Stalin

"Anyone who has ever looked into the glazed eyes of a soldier dying on the battlefield will think hard before starting a war." - Otto Von Bismarck

"Be polite; write diplomatically; even in a declaration of war one observes the rules of politeness." - Otto Von Bismarck

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