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Secret operations are essential in war; upon them the army relies to make its every move.
Sun Tzu

I am not one of those who believe that a great standing army is the means of maintaining
peace, because if you build up a great profession, those who form parts of it want to
exercise their profession.
Woodrow Wilson

The only difference between a mob and a trained army is organization.
Calvin Coolidge

When one treats people with benevolence, justice, and righteousness, and reposes
confidence in them, the army will be united in mind and all will be happy to serve their leaders.
Sun Tzu

More powerful than any army is an idea whose time has arrived.
Chinese proverb

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

Good order and discipline in an army are more to be depended upon than ferocity.
Niccolo Machiavelli

An army is a team. It lives, sleeps, eats, and fights as a team. This individual heroic stuff is
pure horse shit.
George S. Patton

An army of a thousand is easy to find, but, ah, how difficult to find a general.
Chinese proverb

The Army is a place where you get up early in the morning to be yelled at by people with
short haircuts and tiny brains.
Dave Barry

I'm still suffering from shock from the last war. I was almost drafted! Luckily I was wounded
while taking the physical. When I reached the psychiatrist, I said, "Give me a gun, I'll wipe
out the whole German Army in five minutes." He said, "You're crazy!" I said, "Write it down!"
Jackie Mason

A writer needs a pen, an artist needs a brush, but a filmmaker needs an army.
Orson Welles

A headless army fights badly.
Danish proverb

We didn't have counsellors rushing around every time somebody let off a gun... You just got
on with it!
Prince Philip, on stress counseling in the Army

If you rely on strength, when you hit the enemy's sword you will inevitably hit too hard. If
you do this, your own sword will be carried along as a result. Thus the saying, "The strongest
hand wins", has no meaning. In large-scale strategy, if you have a strong army and are
relying on strength to win, but the enemy also has a strong army, the battle will be fierce.
This is the same for both sides. Without the correct principle the fight cannot be won. The
spirit of my school is to win through the wisdom of strategy...
Miyamoto Musashi

One who is wise in strategy carries an army in his mind.
Chinese proverb

I believe that when we overdo our military aggressiveness, it actually weakens our national
defense. I mean, we stood up to the Soviets. They had 40,000 nuclear weapons. Now we're
fretting day in and day and night about third-world countries that have no army, navy or air
force.
Ron Paul

Each person equals a grain of sand, but an army is like a block of gold.
Chinese proverb

A sovereign should never launch an army out of anger, a leader should never start a war out
of wrath.
Sun Tzu

An army is driven back by courage and not by insults, however many.
African proverb

The soldier is the Army. No army is better than its soldiers. The soldier is also a citizen. In
fact, the highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is that of bearing arms for one's
country.
George S. Patton

Join the army, meet interesting people, and kill them.
Anon

An army is to a chief what a sword is to a soldier. It is only worth anything in so far as it
receives from him a certain impulsion.
Ferdinand Foch

My brother-in-law died. He was a karate expert, then he joined the army. The first time he
saluted, he killed himself.
Henry Youngman

Strike against war, for without you no battles can be fought. Strike against manufacturing
shrapnel and gas bombs and all other tools of murder. Strike against preparedness that means
death and misery to millions of human beings. Be not dumb, obedient slaves in an army of
destruction. Be heroes in an army of construction.
Helen Keller

One day an army of gray-haired women may quietly take over the Earth.
Gloria Steinem

Two are an army against one.
Icelandic proverb

Do not disband your army until you have got your terms.
Sir Winston Churchill

The Swiss have an interesting army. Five hundred years without a war. Pretty impressive.
Also pretty lucky for them. Ever see that little Swiss Army knife they have to fight with? Not
much of a weapon there. Corkscrews. Bottle openers. "Come on, buddy, let's go. You get
past me, the guy in back of me, he's got a spoon. Back off. I've got the toe clippers right
here."
Jerry Seinfeld

Without a general an army is lost.
Greek proverb

We were pretty good mates until the Beatles started to split up and Yoko came into it. It was
more like old army buddies splitting up on account of wedding bells.
Paul McCartney

Why can't they have gay people in the US army? Personally, I think they're just afraid of a
thousand guys with M-16s going, "Who'd you call a faggot?"
Jon Stewart

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