This has probably been done before, but here are some of my favorite quotes. If they're not attributed, I don't know who said them. Post your own and enjoy.
"Control is an illusion, you infantile egomaniac. Nobody knows what's gonna happen
next: not on a freeway, not in an airplane, not inside our own bodies and certainly not on
a racetrack with 40 other infantile egomaniacs."
-Dr. Claire Lewicki
"You have never lived until you have almost died, because for those who fight for it,
freedom has flavor the protected will never know."
"You must always push the limits, because if you never fail, you will never succeed"
Never let a promising career stand in the way of a good joke...
If you're not on the Edge.......
You're taking up too much Ground!!!!!!!
"Tell them of us and say, for their tomorrow, we gave our today."
-The Kohima Epitaph
"We sleep safely in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit
violence on those who would do us harm."
- George Orwell
"Sometimes it is not enough to do our best--we must do what is
-Sir Winston Churchill
"The noblest fate that a man can endure is to place his own mortal body between his
loved home and war's desolation."
"Without a sign his sword the brave man draws,
And asks no omen but his country’s cause."
Is it better to regret doing something, than to regret not doing it at all?
Adapt, Improvise, Overcome.
"You only live once, but if you live like me, once is enough"
"Pain is Inevitable, Suffering is Optional"
"Never esteem anything as of advantage to you that will make you break your word or
lose your self-respect."
"The patriot volunteer, fighting for country and his rights, makes the most reliable soldier
-Thomas J. Jackson
"Pain heals, chicks dig scars, glory last forever."
- Shane Falco, The Replacements.
"Pain is temporary. It may last for a minute, an hour, a day or a year. But eventually it
goes away and is replaced by something else. If however, I quit, it will last forever."
"My center is giving way, my right is in retreat; situation excellent. I shall attack."
Fear of death is worse than death itself
"I used to be with it, but then they changed what it was. Now what it is seems strange and
"It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled,
or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who
is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood; who
strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great
enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best,
knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at worst, if he fails, at least
fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls
who know neither victory or defeat."
Of every 100 men (in battle) 10 Shouldn't even be there, 80 are nothing but mere targets,
9 are real fighters ... we are lucky to have them ... they the battle make. - Ah, but the one,
one of them is a WARRIOR ... and he will bring the others back.
Hericletus, 500 BC
CCT: The science of applied physics with the art of choreography
It's better to live one day as a Lion, than a lifetime as a Sheep
If you are only going to try, you have already failed.
Pain does not hurt it is only a state of mind.
One must never lose sight of the fact that the sole purpose of that (military) training is to kill another human being -- with prejudice, with finality, with every means at one's disposal, on
command, and with dispatch.
-CDR Gerald Atkinson, USN (Ret)
"The question is not whether we will die, but how we will live."
"Fear causes hesitation, and hesitation will lead to your worst fears coming true."
"Courage is not the absence of fear... merely the conquest of it."
Enlisted men are stupid, but very cunning and deceitfull and bear considerable watching.
-Officers Manual 1897
Tuco: When you have to shoot, shoot, don't talk
"The American Paratrooper exists to give the enemy soldier the best chance to die for
- General George Patton.
"I'll be polite. I'll be professional. But I have a plan to kill everyone I meet."
Arguing with a Grunt is like wrestling a pig in mud...Everyone gets dirty, but the pig loves
"There is no hunting like the hunting of man, and those who have hunted armed men long
enough and liked it , never care for anything else thereafter."
Infantry-We are the military's version of the Boy Scouts...
But with automatic weapons and no adult supervision.
Never accept a "no" from someone who is not empowered to say "Yes"
-Kevin S. Jones, USAF Pararescue
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
Those who are too weak to follow their dreams always try to discourage those who aren't.
"If there is nobility to be found in war, it can be found with the PJs."
-Michael Hirsh, "None Braver"
"Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done
because he wants to do it."
-General Dwight D. Eisenhower
Those to beg for combat have never been in combat...
"I love it when a plan comes together"
aka Col. John "Hannibal" Smith
The empty can rattles the most
Governments saw men only in mass; but our men, being irregulars, were not formations,
but individuals...our kingdoms lay in each man's mind.
-T.E. Lawrence (1888-1935)"Seven pillars of wisdom"
Whatever you do or wherever you are, be passionate about it. It will, no matter the
outcome, make you a better person and inspire others to do so.
I bring hope to others. I save none for myself.
-Aragorn, Lord of the Rings, The Return of The King
"It is fatal to enter into any war without the will to win it."
-General Douglas MacArthur, 7 July 1952
"Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle."
Life is tough. Life is tougher if you're stupid.
"Your value to the fight is not determined by the proximity to the target."
-GEN Peter J. Schoomaker, Chief of Staff, US Army
"If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver.
Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time--a tremendous
-Sir Winston Churchill
Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all
"It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to
endure pain with patience."
"The art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as
you can. Strike at him as hard as you can and as often as you can, and keep moving on."
- U.S. Grant
I will never forget that I am an American, fighting for freedom, responsible for my actions,
and dedicated to the principles which made my country free. I will trust in my God and in
the United States of America.
-Article VI of the Military Code of Conduct
I'm not in denial I’m just selective about the reality I choose to accept
-Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes
Learn from the mistakes of others. You won't live long enough to make all of them
"History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered
heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to
become discouraged by their defeats."
- Bertie C. Forbes
"I’m going for a run. Don’t ask me how far or how fast. Just be there with me at the end.”
-Former 720 STG Commander, Colonel Robert Holmes
"All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their
minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are
dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible."
- T.E.Lawrence -
If voting could really change things, it would be illegal.
"The swiss...you know you can't trust an army that has a wine opener on their knife. -
"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he today that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother."
-Shakespeare, Henry IV, Act IV, Scene 3
Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear
any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to ensure the
survival and success of freedom.
-John F. Kennedy, 1961
We confide in our strength without boasting of it; we respect that of others without fearing
-Thomas Jefferson, 1793
When you get what you want in your struggle for self, and the world makes you King for a
day. Just go a mirror and look at yourself, and see that that man has to stay.
For it isn’t your father, mother or wife whose judgment you must pass, the fellow whose
verdict counts most in your life, is the one staring back from the glass.
..."Only a fool who judges life by what he sees in other people's eyes"
-The song "Monster" by Strung Out -
"I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and
because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something I can do."
- Edward Everett Hale
"Only those who risk going too far could possibly know how far they can go."
"'Tis nobler to lose honor to save the lives of men than it is to gain honor by taking them."
-David Borenstein, 1996
"He who stands on tiptoes does not stand firm. He who stretches his legs does not walk
easily. Thus he who displays himself does not shine. He who vaunts himself does not find
his merit acknowledged. He who is self-conceited has no superiority allowed him."
"Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right."
"It is intrinsic to the character of a hero to be the last person to ever consider himself a
-Jack Brehm, "That Others May Live"
"He who has conquered doubt and fear has conquered failure."
No one is perfect, and anyone who thinks they are "good enough", pretty much have sold
their life off to mediocrity.
Yes, madam, I am drunk. But in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly.
"The Sims" proves why Total Depravity and Omnipotence should not mix.
"Edify! Edify, Stupid!"
-A friend's mom
If you didn't get it.... it's probably about you
"After the run and last-minute vomiting, shower and eat."
-Garm Olafson, USMC Force Recon
Dance like it hurts. Love like you need money. Work when people are watching.
-Mr. Bad Example
“Our Nation, this generation, will lift a dark threat of violence from our people and our future. We
will rally the world to this cause, by our efforts and by our courage. We will not tire, we will not
falter, and we will not fail.”
-President George W. Bush,
I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, his greatest fulfillment of all he holds dear, is the
moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of
battle - victorious
- Vince Lombardi
Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionists and rebels - men
and women who dare to dissent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs, may we never confuse
honest dissent with disloyal subversion.
The 101st has no history but it does have a 'Rendezvous with Destiny
-Major General William C. Lee
Courage is the price that Life exacts for granting peace
- Amelia Earhart
A witty saying proves nothing.
Misc quotes that stuck in my brain:
"In skating over thin ice, our safety is in our speed."
"One death is a tragety, a million a statistic."
"The fear of death deliver to the winds."
"It takes years of experience to know when to do nothing."
"Trust people to do what they've always done."
"Why waste your final hours racing about your cage dening you're a squirrel"
"In some ways it's a very generous system. The aet lies in knowing when to me satisfied."
"If you're going to drown, at least die heading for the shore."
"Thems that die will be the lucky ones."
Capt. Silver, Treasure Island
Tagged for later.
tag - Wouldn't Churchhill have been fun to have as a Grandfather?
Son, we live in a world that has walls and those walls need to be guarded by men with guns. Who's gonna do it? You? You, Lieutenant Weinberg? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for Santiago and curse the Marines; you have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know: that Santiago's death, while tragic, probably saved lives and that my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives.
You don't want the truth because deep down in places you don't talk about at parties you want me on that wall, you need me on that wall. We use words like honor, code, loyalty. We use then as the backbone of a life trying to defend something. You use them as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom I provide and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you just said "thank you," and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest that you pick up a weapon and stand a post. Either way, I don't give a damn what you think you are entitled to.
Sailor from the movie "Uncommon Valor"
"Dont Ever Quit Boy! Not when it's for REAL!"
"When this war is over, the Japanese language will be spoken only in hell" -- Admiral Bill Halsey on December 7, 1941
I'd reply with one but I think Greenfeet covered em all.
Men are evil, to treat them as if they are good, honorable, or trustworthy is folly. - Machiavelli
A man's got to know his limitations. - Dirty Harry
If wishes were fishes we'd have us a fry. - Grandpa
When my time on Earth is gone, and my activities here are past. I want they bury me upside down and my critics can kiss my ass. - Bobby Knight
Beware the fury of a patient man.
I've loved that quote since the first time I read Without Remorse.
Here are some of my favorites:
1. A man's got to make a livin' somehow. Dyin' ain't much of a livin'. Boy.
2. I love the smell of napalm in the morning. It smells like. . .Victory.
3. I ain't got time to bleed.
4. Just because we are buying guns doesn't mean we didn't bring any.
5. Say hello to my little friend.
6. For lack of a better word, Greed is Good.
7. Is that color piss yellow or puke green?
8. Don't ask me about my business Kay.
9. It's a Sicilian message. It means Luca Brassi sleeps with the fishes.
10. Do you feel lucky? Well, Punk, do yah?
11. Racing is life. Anything that happens before or after is just waiting.
12. It was you, Freddo. You broke my heart.
see sig line below
Never let spending money you don't have stop you from buying something you don't need..
High Explosives, Air Power and Full Automatic weapons lend dignity
to what would otherwise be a common brawl.
Very few personal problems cannot be solved by a suitable application of
If only women came with pull-down menus and on-line help.
Why do they come to ME to die?
I'm neither a cat lover or a cat hater. It really depends on the seasoning.
-- Chris Haggstrom
God may be my Co-pilot...but the Devil's my Bombardier.
All opinions expressed in this mail are mine, and mine alone. If you disagree
with that, remember that I have root, and you do not.
I am learning that criticism is not nearly as effective as sabotage.
You know the movie you're watching is a "chick flick" if you wake up and
your wife is crying. --Rick Oie
"His eyes were cold. As cold as the bitter winter snow that was falling
outside. Yes, cold and therefore difficult to chew..."
A girl and a boy bump into each other -- surely an accident.
A girl and a boy bump and her handkerchief drops -- surely another accident.
But when a girl gives a boy a dead squid -- *that had to mean something*.
-- S. Morganstern, "The Silent Gondoliers"
"Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others."
If Wheaties is the breakfast of champions, what's the breakfast of
Ted Kennedy's car has killed more people than my gun.
"There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face."
-- Ben Williams
Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate.
The quickest way to change a persons thoughts about a subject, is a 130grain
-Brian Davis, 75th Rangers, Sniper
Against the machinations of your enemies you can take defense, but against
the stupidity of fools, the very gods themselves fight in vain.
- Johann C.F. Von Schiller
168-grain Boat-Tailed Hollowpoints succeed where Diplomacy fails.
Imagine if every Thursday your shoes exploded if you tied them in the
usual way. This happens to us all the time with computers, and nobody
thinks of complaining.
-Jeff Raskin, interviewed in Doctor Dobb's Journal.
"A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human
history--with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila."
Sigs are neat. Sigs are fun. Sigs tell where to flame someone.
Crazy...Crazy is walking down the street with half a cantelope on your head
chanting "I'm a hampster...I'm a hampster..." Now, that's crazy. Having a
piano fall on you...well, that's just bad luck.
why dosen't tarzan have a beard?
if man evolved form monkeys and apes, why do we still have monkeys and apes?
the main reason santa's so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls
I'm not saying she's ugly...But she turned 3 cannibals into vegetarians.
.50BMG - turning cover into concealment for over 75 years.
Calling me "Slightly Eccentric" is like suggesting Jeffery Dahmer had a minor
Yes, I am an agent of Evil, but my duties are largely ceremonial.
Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
If I wanted a bitch, I'd have bought a dog.
For Sale: Iraqi assault rifle. Never fired, dropped once.
A bartender is just a pharmacist with a limited inventory.
"We've always been ready for female superheroes. Because women want to be them
and men want to do them."
Famke Janssen (Dr. Jean Grey in X-Men (2000))
What care I how time advances? I am drinking ale today.
Life is tough. It's tougher if you're stupid.
- John Wayne
Stupidity should hurt.
- Esthyr Adney
A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin.
- H. L. Mencken
Creator - A comedian whose audience is afraid to laugh.
- H.L. Mencken
The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking.
- John Kenneth Galbraith
Faith is not a function of stupidity but a frequent cause of it.
- Wendy Kaminer
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are good is like expecting
the bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian.
- Dennis Wholey
Don't be humble, you're not that great.
- Golda Meir
Every great thinker is someone else's moron.
- Umberto Eco
During his 1956 presidential campaign, a woman called out to Adlai E. Stevenson:
"Senator, you have the vote of every thinking person!"
Stevenson called back "That's not enough, madam, we need a majority!"
If I found her floating in my pool, I'd punish my dog.
- Joan Rivers on Yoko Ono
I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.
- Mark Twain
The only reason so many people attended his funeral was they wanted to make
sure he was dead.
- Samuel Goldwyn on Louis B. Mayer's funeral
They turned the country up on its side, and everything loose fell into
- Frank Lloyd Wright
Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public.
- H. L. Mencken
Producing satire is kind of hopeless because of the literacy rate of the
- Frank Zappa
I don't know anything about this man. Anyhow, I only know two things about him.
One is, he has never been in jail, and the other is, I don't know why.
- Mark Twain
Common sense is what tells you that the world is flat.
With every passing hour our solar system comes forty-three thousand miles
closer to globular cluster 13 in the constellation Hercules, and still there
are some misfits who continue to insist that there is no such thing as progress.
- Ransom K. Ferm
When the game is over, the king and the pawn go into the same box.
You cannot get ahead while you are getting even.
- Rep. Dick Armey
The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. The opposite of a
profound truth may well be another profound truth.
- Niels Bohr
Happiness is not having what you want. It's wanting what you have.
Slight not what's near, when aiming at what's far.
A clever man without wisdom is like a beautiful flower without fragrance.
The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius had its limits.
- Albert Einstein
To get maximum attention, it's hard to beat a good, big mistake.
"Programming is like sex. One mistake and you have to support it for
the rest of your life." - Michael Sinz
"The scientific name for an animal that doesn't either run from or
fight its enemies is lunch."
-- Michael Friedman
Simon and Schuster announced it's going to pay Ozzy Osbourne $3 million to
write his memoirs. Memoirs? ... What is his memory? ... Maybe the past two or
-- Jay Leno
Random wisdom found:
Never take a sleeping pill and a laxative at the same time.
Alcohol! The cause of, and the solution to, all of lifes problems.
My work is done, why wait? -- Suicide note of Kodak founder George Eastman
"I don't know what makes you so stupid, but it sure works."
-- Henny Youngman
Never hit a man with glasses. Hit him with a baseball bat.
Beer. It's cheaper than therapy.
I don't suffer from stress. I'm a carrier.
Originally Posted By Kar98:
What horrifies me is how nutjobs read the bible and say, oh look here, that
spot that looks like fly shit? That's God's command to go and smite Denmark!
If you can read this, thank a teacher.
If you are reading this in English, thank a Veteran!
Apparently, 1 in 5 people are Chinese. There are 5 people in my family so it
must be one of them. It's either my mom or my dad; or maybe it's my older
brother, Colin. Or maybe it's my younger brother, Ho Chau Chu, but I'm pretty
sure it's Colin.
Going to war without France is like going deer hunting without the accordian.
I couldn't figure out why the frisbee was getting bigger; then it hit me.
"Every Jewish holiday is based on 3 principles: They tried to kill us, we won,
let's eat." -- Bruce Villanch
NRA Life Member JFK was shot by ACLU Member L.H. Oswald!
This message is protected by double ROT13 encryption.
Any attempt to circumvent the digital protection is banned by the DMCA.
Curiosity? No...I got that cat with the lawnmower...
Strange how people who don't even know their neighbors, are extremely
curious to know if there's extra-terrestrial life.
If you carry a gun, people will call you paranoid. That's ridiculous. If I have
a gun, what in the hell do I have to be paranoid about?
Accord, n.: Harmony.
Accordian, n.: An instrument in harmony with the sentiments of an assassin.
Misfortune, n.: The kind of fortune that never misses.
Tell a man there are 300 billion stars in the universe, and he'll believe
you. Tell him a bench has wet paint on it, and he'll have to touch to be sure.
Twins - an heir and a spare.
There is no worse thing than a burglar with a work ethic.
Souvenir is French for "Evidence".
It seemed every time we were beginning to form into teams we would be reorganized...I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing; and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency and demoralization.
-Gaius Petronius Arbiter, 210 B.C.
"Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet."
The true warrior’s greatest battle is the battle that lies within, the struggle to master the ego, to fight not for gain or glory, but to balance the scales of justice. Only when the mind is free of the concept of self can the hand strike swift and true.
- Bruce Lee
A true Warrior does not seek war, nor does he wish to do battle. He merely believes that it is honorable to cling to a worthy cause. It is noble to reach out to those who are weaker than himself and it is valiant to believe that many things are worth giving up everything for.
- Phil Messina
A good plan, violently executed NOW, is better than a perfect plan next week.
George S. Patton Jr.
People sleep peaceable in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then is not an act, but a habit."
“If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism.”
“No man in the wrong can stand up against a fellow that’s in the right and keeps on a-coming.”
--Captain Bill McDonald, Texas Ranger
“The great questions of the day will be decided not by speeches and majority votes, but by blood and iron.”
--Otto von Bismarck
"To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace." - General George Washington
taken from Lightfighters Mindset quote of the day
A list of quotes I will be rotating into my sig:
"Americans have the will to resist because you have weapons. If you don't have a gun, freedom of speech has no power."
-- Yoshimi Ishikawa
"If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government --and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws."
-- Edward Abbey
"Gun control has not worked in D.C. The only people who have guns are criminals. We have the strictest gun laws in the nation and one of the highest murder rates. It's quicker to pull your Smith & Wesson than to dial 911 if you're being robbed."
-- Lowell Duckett
"A lot of children know absolutely nothing about guns other than what they see on T.V., and those are the wrong things."
-- Marion Hammer
"The world is filled with violence. Because criminals carry guns, we decent law-abiding citizens should also have guns. Otherwise they will win and the decent people will lose."
-- James Earl Jones
"You can get a lot farther with a kind word and a gun than a kind word alone."
-- Al Capone
"In none of the cases examined in this study was the existence of these [gun registration] records of any assistance in detecting a crime and no one questioned during the course of this study could offer any evidence to establish the value of the system of registering weapons."
-- Colin Greenwood
"The great object is, that every man be armed. [...] Every one who is able may have a gun."
-- Patrick Henry
"Banning gun shows to reduce violent crime will work about as well as banning auto shows to reduce drunken driving."
-- Bill McIntire
"When they took the 4th Amendment, I was quiet because I didn't deal drugs. When they took the 6th Amendment, I was quiet because I am innocent. When they took the 2nd Amendment, I was quiet because I don't own a gun. Now they have taken the 1st Amendment, and I can only be quiet."
-- Lyle Myhur