WORDS OF WAR: DEADLIEST BLOGGER’S FAVORITE MILITARY QUOTES!

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We all love lists: here is Deadliest Bloggers list of favorite military quotes:

Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum” (“Who would have peace, prepare for war”)
– Flavius Vegetius Renatus

“A good battle plan that you act on today can be better than a perfect one tomorrow.” – Gen. George S. Patton Jr.

1517607Naipierw pobijemy, a potem policzemy!” (First we kill them, then, we count them) – Attributed to an anonymous commander of the Polish Winged Hussars

“We sleep safely in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would harm us.” – George Orwell

“The most complete and happy victory is this: to compel one’s enemy to give up his purpose, while suffering no harm oneself.” – Belisarius

de l’audace, encore de l’audace, et toujours de l’audace!” (audacity, more audacity, and ever more audacity!) – George Danton (misattributed to Frederick the Great)

“Gustavus Adolphus, Turenne, and Frederick, as well as Alexander, Hannibal, and Caesar have all acted upon the same principles. These have been: to keep their forces united; to leave no weak part unguarded; to seize with rapidity on important points…. study again and again (their campaigns). Model yourself upon them. This is the only means of becoming a great captain, and of acquiring the secret of the art of war.” – Napoleon

1380155.jpg“Battles are won by slaughter and maneuver. The greater the general, the more he contributes in maneuver, the less he demands in slaughter.” – Winston Churchill

“No captain can do very wrong if he places his ship alongside that of the enemy.” – Adm. Horatio Nelson

“Let us recollect that peace or war will not always be left to our option; that however moderate or unambitious we may be, we cannot count upon the moderation, or hope to extinguish the ambition of others.” – Alexander Hamilton

“An Army of sheep, led by a lion, is better than an army of lions led by a sheep.” – Attributed to various authors, including Napoleon and Alexander the Great

1380144.jpg“The art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike him as hard as you can, and keep moving on.” – Gen. U.S. Grant

“First gain the victory and then make the best use of it you can.” – Adm. Horatio Nelson

Nicht kleckern sondern klotzen!” (“Stomp them, don’t slap them!”) – German Panzer General Heinz Guderian

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(Also in this series: Greatest Quotes on War 2; Greatest Quotes on War 3; Greatest Quotes on War 4,  and Greatest Quotes on War 5)

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