My parents were very pleased that I was in the army. The fact that I hated it somehow pleased them even more. (Dame Edna)
With deep regret, I have concluded that general of the Army, Douglas MacArthur is unable to give his wholehearted support to the policies of the United States Government and of the United Nations in matters pertaining to his official duties. (In a public statement relieving General MacArthur of his command in the Far East, April […]
None but an armed nation can dispense with a standing army.
An army of asses led by a lion is better than an army of lions led by an ass. (Sometimes attributed to George Washington or Alexander the Great.)
Were armies to be raised whenever a speck of war is visible in our horizon, we never should have been without them. Our resources would have been exhausted on dangers which have never happened, instead of being reserved for what is really to take place.
Standing armies can never consist of resolute robust men; they may be well-disciplined machines, but they will seldom contain men under the influence of strong passions, or with very vigorous faculties.
For a free people who are free, and who mean to remain so, a well-organized and armed militia is their best security.
King of England, if you do not do these things, I am the commander of the military; and in whatever place I shall find your men in France, I will make them flee the country, whether they wish to or not; and if they will not obey, the Maid will have them all killed. She […]
Training distinguishes an army from an armed mob.
Upon the fields of friendly strife Are sown the seeds That upon other fields, on other days Will bear the fruits of victory. (Words which hang over the portals of the gymnasium of the U.S. Military Academy, West Point and which he wrote while he was serving as Superintendent, 1919-1922)