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Army And Navy Quotes

402 Army And Navy quotes:

"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers. For he today that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother; be never so vile. This day shall gentle his condition. And gentlemen in England now abed shall think themselves accursed they were not here, and hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks that fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day."
"In the weakness of one kind of authority, and in the fluctuation of all, the officers of an army will remain for some time mutinous and full of faction, until some popular general, who understands the art of conciliating the soldiery, and who possesses the true spirit of command, shall draw the eyes of all men upon himself. Armies will obey him on his personal account. There is no other way of securing military obedience in this state of things."
"No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into a jail; for being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned. A man in a jail has more room, better food and commonly better company."
"Those that I fight I do not hate, those that I guard I do not love."
"Every man thinks meanly of himself for not having been a soldier, or not having been at sea."
"Don't talk to me about naval tradition. It's nothing but rum, sodomy and the lash."
"'Tis the soldier's life to have their balmy slumbers waked with strife."
"Visit the Navy-Yard, and behold a marine, such a man as an American government can make, or such as it can make a man with its black arts -- a mere shadow and reminiscence of humanity, a man laid out alive and standing, and already, as one may say, buried under arms with funeral accompaniments."
"O the joy of the strong-brawn'd fighter, towering in the arena in perfect condition, conscious of power, thirsting to meet his opponent."
"The greatest general is he who makes the fewest mistakes."
"That's what an army is -- a mob; they don't fight with courage that's born in them, but with courage that's borrowed from their mass, and from their officers."
"When the military man approaches, the world locks up its spoons and packs off its womankind"
Author: Shaw Quotes Category: Army And Navy Quotes
"I could as easily bail out the Potomac River with a teaspoon as attend to all the details of the army"
"He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice."
"The good sense of the people will always be found to be the best army"
"I am losing enough sleep to supply a worn-out army."
"Like an army defeated/ The snow hath retreated."
"An army marches on it's stomach"
"No army can withstand the strength of an idea whose time has come."
Author: Hugo Quotes Category: Army And Navy Quotes
"When armies are mobilized and issues joined, the man who is sorry over the fact will win"
Author: Tzu Quotes Category: Army And Navy Quotes

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