WORDS OF WAR: DEADLIEST BLOGGER’S FAVORITE MILITARY QUOTES, PART 3

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Once again we provide, for your reading enjoyment and edification, some of our favorite quotes on military matters.

(To Read Part Two, Go Here)

War is evil, but it is often the lesser evil. – George Orwell

War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things: the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth a war, is much worse. A man who has nothing which he is willing to fight for, nothing which he cares more about than he does about his personal safety, is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself. – John Stuart Mill

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Between a battle lost and a battle won, the distance is immense and there stand empires. – Napoleon

The Spartans ask not how many are the enemy; only where they are. – Plutarch

The secret to success in war is to “Get there first with the most men.” (Often rendered incorrectly as “Git thar fustest with the most mostest.“) – Lt. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest

Concessions to adversaries only end in regret, and the more they are avoided the greater will be the chance of security. – Thucydides

The essence of war is violence. Moderation in war is imbecility. – Jackie Fisher, British Admiral

1408975.jpgI have resolved never to start an unjust war, but never to end a just one except by defeating my enemies. – Charles XII, King of Sweden

You must consider every man your enemy who speaks ill of your King, and you must treat every Frenchman as if he were the Devil himself. – Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson

Discipline is the soul of an Army. It makes small numbers formidable, procures success to the weak, and esteem to all. – George Washington

His presence on the field made the difference of forty thousand men. – Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington, speaking of Napoleon

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Rascals, do you wish to live forever? – Frederick the Great, encouraging his troops to the attack

Duty is heavier than iron, yet death is lighter than a feather. – Samurai creed

Eat well, for tonight we dine in Hades! – King Leonidas, bidding his men to eat a final meal on the last day at Thermopylae

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(Also in this series: Greatest Quotes on War 1; Greatest Quotes on War 2; Greatest Quotes on War 4,  and Greatest Quotes on War 5)

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6 Responses to WORDS OF WAR: DEADLIEST BLOGGER’S FAVORITE MILITARY QUOTES, PART 3

  1. Steel&Stylus says:

    Great article, poignant quotes for any time.

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