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Do not conquer the world with force, for force only causes resistance. Thorns spring up when
an army passes. Years of misery follow a great victory. Do only what needs to be done
without using violence.
Lao Tzu

How long was I in the army? Five foot eleven.
Spike Milligan

When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.
Sun Tzu

It is an ill army where the devil carries the colors.
English proverb

People say, "Uh-Uh, Bill, Iraq had the fourth-largest army in the world." Yeah, well, maybe,
but, you know what? After the first three largest armies there's a really big fucking drop-off,
okay? The Hare Krishnas are the fifth largest army in the world, and they've already got all
our airports. So, who is the bigger threat?
Bill Hicks

Surely there was never an army which advanced like the army of science.
Sir Winston Churchill

If you wish to enjoy leisure, join the army.
Polish proverb

War is the sure result of the existence of armed men. That country which maintains a large
standing army will sooner or later have a war. The man who prides himself on fisticuffs is
going, some day, to meet a man who considers himself the better man, and they will test the
Elbert Hubbard

Every army that attacks not will be attacked.
Irish proverb

When I want my men to remember something important, to really make it stick, I give it to
them double dirty. It may not sound nice to some bunch of little old ladies at an afternoon
tea party, but it helps my soldiers to remember. You can't run an army without profanity; and
it has to be eloquent profanity. An army without profanity couldn't fight its way out of a
piss-soaked paper bag.
George S. Patton

Every man who expresses an honest thought is a soldier in the army of intellectual liberty.
Robert G. Ingersoll

In all battles two things are usually required of the Commander-in-Chief: to make a good
plan for his army and secondly to keep a strong reserve.
Sir Winston Churchill

Where the army passes there is no grass.
Serbo-Croatian proverb

Nothing can be more hurtful to the service, than the neglect of discipline; for that discipline,
more than numbers, gives one army the superiority over another.
George Washington

An army stands until peace, and a lie does so till the truth is out.
Russian proverb

Two presidents or three, with equal powers, would as surely bring disaster as three generals
of equal rank and command in a single army. I do not doubt that this sense of single and
personal responsibility to the people has strongly held our presidents to a good conscience,
and to a high discharge of their duties.
Benjamin Harrison

Where the army is, prices are high; when prices rise, the wealth of the people is exhausted.
Sun Tzu

The army consists of the first infantry division and eight million replacements.
Sebastian Junger

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