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War & the Military

The price of peace is eternal vigilance.
Leonard Courtney (1832-1918)

An army's weapons are made by the lowest bidder.

Draft beer; not people.

Friendly fire isn't.

If it moves, salute it; if it doesn't move, pick it up; if you can't pick it up, paint it.

It is not known with what weapon World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
Georges Clemenceau (1841-1929)

No guts, no glory. No brain, same story.

Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

Old soldiers never die; young ones do.

Only the Dead have seen the end of War.
George Santayana (1863-1952)

Sometime they'll give a war and nobody will come.
Carl Sandburg (1878-1967)

The enemy is anybody who's going to get you killed, no matter which side he's on.
Joseph Heller (1923-1999)

Their's not to reason why, their's but to do and die.
Lord Tennyson (1809-1892)

There are three types of intelligence: human, animal, and military; in that order.
Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

Those who live by the sword get shot by those who don't.

Two rules you must always remember: 1; Never give out all the information.

War doesn't determine who's right; it determines who's left.

War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today.
John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)

We sleep soundly in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.
Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

Why is it the Mongols of this world always tell us they're defending us against the Mongols?
Edward Whittemore (1933-1995)

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