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    What is your favorite Political/Military Quotes?

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    It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.

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    "Walk softly and carry a big stick". By Roosevelt as well, I think?

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    "The eighteenth-century general Maurice de Saxe famously said that the art of war was about legs, not arms"

    A quote I just read in this great article...a good read if you have the time.
    http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2...?currentPage=2

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    There are a number of quotes from General George S Patton that apply to life that I've had noted around my desk as a reminder.

    Don't tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.

    You need to overcome the tug of people against you as you reach for high goals.

    Watch what people are cynical about and one can often discover what they lack.

    Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.

    If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.
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    An Army marches on its stomache
    Napoleon

    Amateurs study strategy, professionals study logistics.

    Omar Bradley

    The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.
    Sun Tzu

    Diplomacy is the art of saying "Nice Doggie" until you find a rock
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    If you want to have a friend in Washington, get a dog
    Harry Truman(?)

    Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
    Calvin Coolidge


    The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time in now
    African Proverb

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    Some Churchill quotes:

    "We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and the oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender."

    "I have nothing to offer but blood, tears, toil and sweat"


    "Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties and so bear ourselves that if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years men will still say 'This was their finest hour'"

    On the RAF during the Battle of Britain: "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few"

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    I thought it was Patton but I'm not positive.....

    "Nobody ever won a war by dying for their country. You win by making the other SOBS's die for theirs....."
    Your ignorance is painful to witness.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black-n-Red View Post
    I thought it was Patton but I'm not positive.....

    "Nobody ever won a war by dying for their country. You win by making the other SOBS's die for theirs....."
    That was from Patton
    Life's not the breaths you take, the breathing in and out that gets you through the day ain't what it's all about. It's the moments that take your breath away.

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