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Posted: 4/25/2002 2:48:50 PM EDT
Tell me what you guys think about some of these quotes... "We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; For he to-day that sheds his blood with me Shall be my brother." -Shakespeare, Henry V, Act IV, Sceane 3 "In war truth is the first casualty" -Aeschylus "War is fear cloaked in courage" -General William C. Westmoreland "Only the dead have seen the end of war" -Plato "I did not mean to be killed today" -Dying words of the Vicomte de Turenne, at the battle of Salzbach, 1675 "In thy faint slumbers I by thee have watch'd And heard thee murmur tales of iron wars..." -Shakespeare "Dulce bellum inexpertis"(War is delightful to those who have no experiance of it) -Erasmus
Link Posted: 4/25/2002 2:53:16 PM EDT
"Why are you gents hiding? They couldn't hit an elephant at this dis-" Final words of Union general what's his name at Spotsylvania.... Scott
Link Posted: 4/25/2002 3:00:01 PM EDT
Beat me to it, DScott![:D] Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat. Sun Tzu To fight and conquer in all our battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting. Sun Tzu
Link Posted: 4/25/2002 3:09:05 PM EDT
Read my signature line. medcop
Link Posted: 4/25/2002 3:47:21 PM EDT
“One hundred rounds do not constitute firepower. One hit contitutes firepower.” -Gen. Merritt Edson, USMC "The soldier, above all others, prays for peace for he alone must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war" --Douglas MacArthur "To die with one's sword still in its sheath is most regrettable." --Miyamoto Musashi "If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may be even a worse fate. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves." --Winston Churchill "Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace-- but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death! --Patrick Henry “War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.” --John Stuart Mill “I don’t know what effect these men will have upon the enemy but, by God, they frighten me.” --Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington, about soldiers fighting for him against Napoleon "The enemy is only impressed when being shot at." --General George S. Patton, Jr. “For sure it is an evil spite, and breaking to the heart, For Irishmen to watch a fight and not be taking part.” --Robert Service
Link Posted: 4/25/2002 3:53:16 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Jarhead_22: "To die with one's sword still in its sheath is most regrettable." --Miyamoto Musashi
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Thanx, Jarhead. I couldn't remember the Musashi one... Scott
Link Posted: 4/25/2002 4:11:46 PM EDT
At our first clash with the French mechanised forces, prompt opening fire on our part led to a hasty French retreat. I have found again and again that in encounter actions, the day goes to the side that is the first to plaster its opponent with fire. The man who lies low and awaits developments usually comes off second best. Erwin Rommel
Link Posted: 4/25/2002 4:22:40 PM EDT
Sig line is one of my faves as well as... "To set the cause above reknown, to love the game beyond the prize. To honor when you strike him down, the foe who comes with fearless eyes. To count the life of battle good and dear the land which gave you birth, and dearest yet the brotherhood, which binds the brave of all the Earth." Sir Henry Newbolt
Link Posted: 4/25/2002 4:37:30 PM EDT
Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in that grey twilight, that knows neither victory nor defeat. Theodore Roosevelt
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