Military Quotes


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"I went to military college in Canada and graduated as an officer in the Navy but also as an engineer"
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"Well, my father was in the Army and we traveled quite a bit when I was growing up, and I thought that I would like to have a military career, although I was drawn more towards the Navy"
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"I grew up in a military family, and there's something about that military-style uniform, all cleaned up, a brutal control effort the military necessarily breeds"
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"The military destabilised my government on politically motivated charges"
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"The military wants a system that protects its policies and privileges"
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"Military hardliners called me a 'security threat' for promoting peace in South Asia and for supporting a broad-based government in Afghanistan"
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"The spirit of this country is totally adverse to a large military force"
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"I feel impelled to speak today in a language that in a sense is new-one which I, who have spent so much of my life in the military profession, would have preferred never to use. That new language is the language of atomic warfare"
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"A piece of spaghetti or a military unit can only be led from the front end"
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"A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom"
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"We're in greater danger today than we were the day after Pearl Harbor. Our military is absolutely incapable of defending this country"
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"Military intelligence is a contradiction in terms"
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"Military justice is to justice what military music is to music"
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"For good or for ill, air mastery is today the supreme expression of military power and fleets and armies, however vital and important, must accept a subordinate rank"
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"Sometimes I sit down to dinner with people and I realize there is a massive military machine surrounding us, trying to kill the people I'm having dinner with"
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"On the battlefield, the military pledges to leave no soldier behind. As a nation, let it be our pledge that when they return home, we leave no veteran behind"
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"Man is a military animal, glories in gunpowder, and loves parade"
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"Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty"
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"It is a major sin to break a contract, especially in military situations"
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"It is considered a major sin to break a contract, if you agreed, especially with military situations"
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"The American people have no control over what the military does. We have no say in American foreign policy"
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"I did my military service from 1989 - 92 and I was never shot at or had to fire on anybody. I was very lucky. I was more involved in intelligence and counter-intelligence"
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"JAG is an acronym for the Judge Advocate General, which is the judicial system of the military"
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"When an aggressor force continually launches attacks from a particular base of operations, it is sound military strategy to take the flight to the enemy"
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"The simple answer is I'd just be a guy trying to feed my family, like everybody else. The complicated answer is, I think I'd be in some sort of military or government world of some sort"
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"What Canada has to do is to have a government connected to the priorities of the people of which it is elected to serve. Those priorities include ensuring medicare is sustainable, support for the military, and tax and justice systems that work"
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"If there is one lesson for U.S. foreign policy from the past 10 years, it is surely that military intervention can seem simple but is in fact a complex affair with the potential for unintended consequences"
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"Every dollar that we send in State Department aid or humanitarian aid that saves us from having to get involved with very expensive military actions is a good investment. And frankly, helping Israel fight terrorism in the Middle East is much cheaper than us fighting it here on our shores"
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"We can all be proud of our men and women in the military who are following their orders, carrying out their missions and sacrificing so much to give the Iraqi people a chance for a more peaceful and prosperous future"
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"Were British protesters, armed with little more than a frisbee and a bag of plastic toy soldiers, really in danger of being shot by the US military in Gloucestershire?"
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