DEADLIEST BLOGGER’S GREATEST QUOTES ON WAR 5

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We all love lists; and Deadliest Blogger is no different! Here is still another page of thought-provoking quotes on my favorite subject; from minds greater than my own (in most cases)!

A general is not easily overcome who can form a true judgement of his own and the enemy’s forces. – Flavius Vegetius

When the sword is once drawn, the passions of men observe no bounds of moderation. – Alexander Hamilton

War is nothing but a duel on a larger scale. – Clausewitz

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The most persistent sound which reverberates through man’s history is the beating of war drums. – Arthur Koestler, Hungarian Jewish author

To a people warlike and indigent, an incursion into a rich country is never hurtful. – Dr Samuel Johnson

Great empires are not maintained by timidity. – Tacitus

Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men. It is the spirit of the men who follow and of the man who leads that gains the victory. – Gen. George S. Patton Jr.

1592034.jpgA great captain can only be formed by long experience and intense study. – Charles, Archduke of Austria

The enemy invariably attacks on two occasions: when they’re ready; and when you’re not. – Murphy’s Laws of War

The greatest joy in life is to crush your enemies in battle, and see them driven before you; to scatter their flocks; to take their horses and goods; to see them fall at your feet; and to hear the wailing of their women as you hold them to your bosom! – Genghis Khan (commonly attributed erroneously to Conan the Barbarian!)

There is no substitute for victory. – Gen. Douglas MacArthur

“Rapidity is the essence of war.” – Sun Tzu

Artillery adds dignity to what would otherwise be an ugly brawl. – Frederick the Great

1445228.jpgNoble and manly music invigorates the spirit, strengthens the wavering man, and incites him to great and worthy deeds. – Homer

As long as mankind shall continue to bestow more liberal applause on their destroyers than on their benefactors, the thirst of military glory will ever be the vice of the most exalted characters. – Edward Gibbon, English historian

Who dares, wins. – Motto of the British Special Air Service Regiment (SAS)

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(Also in this series: Greatest Quotes on War 1; Greatest Quotes on War 2; Greatest Quotes on War 3; and Greatest Quotes on War 4)

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