Quotes and Sayings about Army



"The Irish Republican Army has kept every commitment made by its leadership."
- Gerry Adams
(Related: Leadership, Army, Commitment, Irish, Republican)

"The International Brigades provided a shock force while the Republic trained and organized an army from an assemblage of individuals. The Spanish people knew they were not fighting alone."
- Bill Alexander
(Related: People, Army, Fighting, Force)

"It was 1943. The U.S. had already entered World War II, so I decided to join the army."
- Lloyd Alexander
(Related: War, Army, World, World war)

"The way the Army does things is sometimes a little strange."
- Desi Arnaz
(Related: Army)

"There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army."
- John Ashbery
(Related: Poetry, Life, People, Army, Salvation)

"It's not getting any better, is it? I don't want my 19-year-old boy going into the army. I love these little kids. They understand how passionate I am."
- Burt Bacharach
(Related: Love, Army, Kids, Want)

"The president said nothing about the views of government in regard to the possibility of Carolinas seceding. This however was frequently spoken of by other statesmen at the North. I think they were unanimous in this, that no army would be sent here."
- John Bachman
(Related: Government, Possibility, Army, Nothing, President)

"Two armies that fight each other is like one large army that commits suicide."
- Henri Barbusse
(Related: Army, Fight, Suicide)

"Neither the Army nor the Navy is of any protection, or very little protection, against aerial raids."
- Alexander Graham Bell
(Related: Army, Navy, Protection)

"The liberation movement which I led in Algeria, the organization that I created to fight the French army, was at first a small movement of nothing at all. We were but some tens of people throughout Algeria, a territory that is five times the size of France."
- Ahmed Ben Bella
(Related: People, Army, Fight, First, France, Nothing)

"Colonialism is known in its primitive form, that is to say, by the permanent settling of repressive foreign powers, with an army, services, policies. This phase has known cruel colonial occupations which have lasted 300 years in Indonesia."
- Ahmed Ben Bella
(Related: Army, Occupations, Years)

"From their point of view, I had gone too far. I had to disappear. That is to say, if the Algerian army had not overthrown me, others would have done so."
- Ahmed Ben Bella
(Related: Army)

"The problem is essentially that of communications to an army in action. After a rapid advance communications become disorganized, and there is a temporary halting until they are again in working order."
- John Desmond Bernal
(Related: Action, Army, Order)

"Like any parents, mine wanted me to have a secure job with a regular wage and career prospects. And the one job my father knew of, that he'd had experience of himself, was the army, so he could help me in that direction."
- James Blunt
(Related: Experience, Father, Army, Career, Direction, Help, Job, Parents, Wage)

"I guess if you're stupid enough to join the army without thinking about getting shot at, then you really are a fool."
- James Blunt
(Related: Army, Fool, Thinking)

"If the Army helped towards my tuition fees I would then give them four years of my life."
- James Blunt
(Related: Life, Army, Years)

"Somebody was telling me about the French Army rifle that was being advertised on eBay the other day - the description was, 'Never shot. Dropped once."
- Roy Blunt
(Related: Army, Being, Day)

"An army marches on its stomach."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Army)

"The army is the true nobility of our country."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Army, Country, Nobility)

"A zeal for the defence of their country led these heroes to the scene of action, though with a few men to attack a powerful army of experienced warriors."
- Daniel Boone
(Related: Men, Action, Army, Country, Heroes, Zeal)

"As an active member of the Air Force, Army and Mine Warfare Caucuses, I meet with enlisted personnel and officers on a regular basis to learn more about their needs, both on the job and with their families."
- Allen Boyd
(Related: Army, Force, Job, Needs)

"The administration needs to speak honestly with the American people. Exaggerating our progress in defeating the insurgency or in creating an Iraqi army paints a dangerous picture."
- Sherrod Brown
(Related: People, Progress, American, Army, Needs)

"I had the first integrated Army band in World War II."
- Dave Brubeck
(Related: War, Army, First, World, World war)

"According to the official version of history, CIA aid to the Mujahadeen began during 1980, that is to say, after the Soviet army invaded Afghanistan, 24 Dec 1979."
- Zbigniew Brzezinski
(Related: History, Afghanistan, Army)

"The law increasing and organizing the military establishment of the United States has been nearly carried into effect, and the Army has been extensively and usefully employed during the past season."
- Martin Van Buren
(Related: Army, Effect, Law, Military, Past, states, United)

"I thought to myself, Join the army. It's free. So I figured while I'm here I'll lose a few pounds."
- John Candy
(Related: Thought, Army)

"Over all our happy country - over all our Nation spread, Is a band of noble heroes - is our Army of the Dead."
- Will Carleton
(Related: Army, Country, Heroes, Nation)

"Since I'm allergic to various things, the army wouldn't accept me during the war, and I got into the Office of War Information, which sent music to Europe."
- Elliott Carter
(Related: Music, War, Army, Europe, Information, Office)

"It's a tough case and the first time Reacher needs to recruit somebody to help him out. He uses a woman he knew in the army she's a fascinating character."
- Lee Child
(Related: Time, Character, Army, First, Help, Needs, Woman)

"Really I feel less keen about the Army every day. I think the Church would suit me better."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Church, Army, Day)

"Two new reports indicate that, under Bush, the Army is overstretched and under enormous strain. The National Guard and reserves have been weakened and we are experiencing numerous recruiting problems."
- Jim Clyburn
(Related: Army, Problems)

"The AEC had at its command an army of highly skilled scientists."
- Barry Commoner
(Related: Army, Scientists)

"I had a tremendous horror of going into the Army. That is probably why I went to college for so long."
- Bruce Conner
(Related: Army, College, Horror)

"I've always wanted to go to Switzerland to see what the army does with those wee red knives."
- Billy Connolly
(Related: Army)

"Many a person who started out to conquer the world in shining army has ended up just getting along. The horse got tired, the army rusty. The goal was removed and unsure."
- Robert A. Cook
(Related: Goal, Army, World)

"No nation ever had an army large enough to guarantee it against attack in time of peace, or ensure it of victory in time of war."
- Calvin Coolidge
(Related: Time, War, Peace, Victory, Army, Nation)

"I do not wish a foreign army to spill the blood of my people."
- Bao Dai
(Related: People, Army, Blood)

"Army: A body of men assembled to rectify the mistakes of the diplomats."
- Josephus Daniels
(Related: Men, Body, Mistakes)

"Napoleon had been fighting this army of slaves and free people in Haiti and it depleted his forces. And after the Revolution, when the French were driven out, they stopped and sold this big chunk of North America to the Americans for very little money."
- Edwidge Danticat
(Related: Money, People, America, Americans, Army, Fighting, Revolution)

"Even though the National Guard and Army Reserve see combat today, it rankles me that people assume it was some kind of waltz in the park back then."
- Larry David
(Related: People, Army, Today)

"I couldn't be happier that President Bush has stood up for having served in the National Guard, because I can finally put an end to all those who questioned my motives for enlisting in the Army Reserve at the height of the Vietnam War."
- Larry David
(Related: War, Army, End, Motives, President, Vietnam)

"In those days, reserve duty lasted for six years, which, I might add, was three times as long as service in the regular army, although to be perfectly honest, I was unable to fulfill my entire obligation because I was taking acting classes and they said I could skip my last year."
- Larry David
(Related: Acting, Army, Duty, Obligation, Service, Years)

"All through the night, like the tumult of a river when it races between the cliffs of a canyon, in my sleep I could hear the steady roar of the passing army."
- Richard Harding Davis
(Related: Army, Night, Sleep)

"I'd learned a lot in the Army. I knew that above all things in the world I had to become so big, so strong that people and their hatred could never touch me."
- Sammy Davis, Jr.
(Related: People, Army, Hatred, World)

"It was in our power to set high price for our blood, a price too high for the Arab community, the Arab army, or the Arab governments to think it worth paying."
- Moshe Dayan
(Related: Power, Army, Blood, Community, Worth)

"Nor should the U.S. military be forced to remain in Iraq essentially as an army for one side of a civil war."
- Peter DeFazio
(Related: War, Army, Iraq, Military)

"It is better to have a lion at the head of an army of sheep, than a sheep at the head of an army of lions."
- Daniel Defoe
(Related: Army, Sheep)

"In the first day of the Soviet Army's arrival, I and the other comrades were isolated and then found ourselves here, not knowing anything... I can only conjecture what could have happened."
- Alexander Dubcek
(Related: Army, Day, First)

"Why would it be ridiculous that Quebec has an army?"
- Gilles Duceppe
(Related: Army)

"The American Indian was an individualist in religion as in war. He had neither a national army nor an organized church."
- Charles Eastman
(Related: Religion, War, Church, American, Army)

"Ataturk sent several Turkish staff officers to Afghanistan, helped them build their own army."
- Bulent Ecevit
(Related: Afghanistan, Army)

"But if we leave them alone, just satisfying ourselves with social work, economic work and the building up of a national army, it can make progress, hopefully within a short time."
- Bulent Ecevit
(Related: Time, Work, Progress, Army, Building)

"I've fallen back on this periodically, although I must say that getting out of the grocery business ranked right up there with getting out of the army as one of the happier experiences of my life."
- David Eddings
(Related: Business, Life, Army, Right)

"If an army of monkeys were strumming on typewriters, they might write all the books in the British Museum."
- Arthur Eddington
(Related: Army, Books)

"The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Leadership, Success, Quality, Army, Football, Integrity, Office)

"The sergeant is the Army."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Army)

"Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army."
- Edward Everett
(Related: Education, Army, Liberty)

"I gave away two dogs years ago because I felt guilty at not being able to give them the time and attention they deserved. I now regularly feed an army of squirrels and wild birds around our house."
- Mike Farrell
(Related: Time, Army, Attention, Being, Birds, Dogs, Now, Years)

"The things I learned from the army - and I think it was a lesson for life - was how to work in unison with other people. How to take responsibility."
- Oded Fehr
(Related: Life, Work, People, Army, Responsibility)

"But the same thing was true in the army. You slept in a barracks with all kinds of people of every nationality, every trade, every character and quality you can imagine, and that was a good experience."
- Shelby Foote
(Related: Experience, Quality, People, Character, Army, Nationality, Trade)

"With the CGI, suddenly there's a thousand enemies instead of six - the army goes off into the horizon. You don't need that. The audience loses its relationship with the threat on the screen. That's something that's consistently happening and it makes these movies like video games and that's a soulless enterprise. It's all kinetics without emotion."
- Harrison Ford
(Related: Movies, Army, Emotion, Enemies, Games)

"Army life was rough. Would you believe it, they actually wanted me to pitch three times a week."
- Whitey Ford
(Related: Life, Army)

"You know, actually, I went to Yale because I wanted to stay out of the army."
- Richard Foreman
(Related: Army)

"I did not destroy the 43 volumes of my diary, which report on all these events and the share I had in them; but of my own accord I handed them voluntarily to the officers of the American Army who arrested me."
- Hans Frank
(Related: American, Army, Events)

"If my soldiers were to begin to think, not one of them would remain in the army."
- Frederick II
(Related: Army, Soldiers)

"The bottom line is the Kiss Army is growing by leaps and bounds."
- Ace Frehley
(Related: Kiss, Army)

"Every friend of freedom must be as revolted as I am by the prospect of turning the United States into an armed camp, by the vision of jails filled with casual drug users and of an army of enforcers empowered to invade the liberty of citizens on slight evidence."
- Milton Friedman
(Related: Friend, Vision, Army, Freedom, Liberty, states, United)

"Welcome to the Salvation Army. I've never been associated with an offense so nice about giving the ball away."
- Hayden Fry
(Related: Army, Giving, Salvation)

"In the World War nothing was more dreadful to witness than a chain of men starting with a battalion commander and ending with an army commander sitting in telephone boxes, improvised or actual, talking, talking, talking, in place of leading, leading, leading."
- J. F. C. Fuller
(Related: Men, War, Army, Ending, Leading, Nothing, Talking, World, World war)

"My dad was in the Army and we traveled all over the place and I never failed to win first prize."
- Randy Gardner
(Related: Dad, Army, First)

"Well, my father was in the Army and we traveled quite a bit when I was growing up, and I thought that I would like to have a military career, although I was drawn more towards the Navy."
- Marc Garneau
(Related: Father, Thought, Army, Career, Growing up, Military, Navy)

"Debt is such a powerful tool, it is such a useful tool, it's much better than colonialism ever was because you can keep control without having an army, without having a whole administration."
- Susan George
(Related: Control, Army, Debt)

"What, Sir, is the use of a militia? It is to prevent the establishment of a standing army, the bane of liberty. Whenever governments mean to invade the rights and liberties of the people, they always attempt to destroy the militia, in order to raise an army upon their ruins."
- Elbridge Gerry
(Related: People, Army, Rights, Liberty, Order)

"I felt we really couldn't be separated that much. I'd had a baby, and I was traveling and working alone while he was in the Army. It was very difficult-the phone calls and all of that. I really was very depressed."
- Eydie Gorme
(Related: Army, Baby, Traveling)

"My Mother is Swedish and my Father is Scottish, he played for Charlton in the 1960's and was in the Army, he captained the British forces team. We then moved to S.A. because a lot of players did that at the time."
- Richard Gough
(Related: Time, Mother, Father, Army)

"I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion."
- Alexander the Great
(Related: Army, Sheep)

"When I lost my rifle, the Army charged me 85 dollars. That is why in the Navy the Captain goes down with the ship."
- Dick Gregory
(Related: Army, Navy)

"Well the war lasted for three months, from April of 1994 until the Tutsi army, the exiles as it were, gained control of the country and then it stopped."
- Tony Greig
(Related: War, Control, April, Army, Country, Months)

"I found out that colonels can stay until they drop dead or get a walker and being a critical medical specialty as an Army trained emergency room doctor, I could stay until age 67."
- Gerald Griffin
(Related: Age, Medical, Army, Being)

"I had a mixture, my father was a career army man and my mother was a writer."
- Bill Griffith
(Related: Mother, Father, Army, Career, Man, Writer)

"Very little changed fundamentally, except that the proud German soldier had turned into a defeated bundle of misery and the great German army had disintegrated."
- George Grosz
(Related: Army, Misery)

"The finishing off of the encircled enemy army is to be left to the Luftwaffe."
- Franz Halder
(Related: Army, Enemy)

"A whole army, though they can neither write nor read, are not afraid of a platform, which they know is but earth or stone; nor of a cannon, which, without a hand to give fire to it, is but cold iron; therefore a whole army is afraid of one man."
- James Harrington
(Related: Army, Earth, Fire, Man)

"Those who served, and those who continue to serve in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard took an oath to uphold and protect the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic, and we can never forget the importance of their commitment to our Nation."
- Robin Hayes
(Related: Army, Commitment, Constitution, Enemies, Force, Forget, Importance, Marines, Nation, Navy)

"They called themselves an army. They were planning on recruiting more armies. They were planning on splitting up and forming smaller cells and going into different areas, recruiting more members and just growing until they had started a full scale war in this country."
- Patty Hearst
(Related: War, Army, Country, Planning)

"Skill and confidence are an unconquered army."
- George Herbert
(Related: Army, Confidence, Skill)

"When I went off to the army when I was 17 years old, I believed in America and the rights of freedom. But today I believe my government is lying to the American people and that my president, George Bush, is a criminal."
- Jack Herer
(Related: Government, People, America, American, Army, Freedom, Rights, Lying, Old, President, Today, Years)

"Bush can talk about 100,000 people wanting to go work in the police or in the army. It's because there's nothing else for them to do. They're willing to stand in line to get bombed because they want to take care of their family."
- Seymour Hersh
(Related: Family, Work, People, Army, Care, Nothing, Police, Talk, Want)

"Never try to take a fortified hill, especially if the Army on top is bigger than you are."
- William Reddington Hewlett
(Related: Army)

"There was a nuisance in the service known as the army correspondent."
- Daniel H. Hill
(Related: Army, Service)

"In spite of certain distressing but isolated occurrences in the last battle, I certainly hoped that the Army would be in a position to continue to hold out."
- Paul von Hindenburg
(Related: Army, Battle)

"So when I told my parents I wanted to go into acting because I was flunking out of my first year of junior college, they were relieved that I had picked something other than joining the army. But I can't imagine how they had high hopes for me."
- Dustin Hoffman
(Related: Acting, Army, College, First, Parents)

"In fact, my mom always told me because I was the daughter of an Army officer born overseas in Paris, France, that under the Constitution she believed that I could never run for president."
- Karen Hughes
(Related: Mom, Daughter, Army, Constitution, Fact, France, Paris, President)

"One can resist the invasion of an army but one cannot resist the invasion of ideas."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Ideas, Army)

"My parents were very pleased that I was in the army. The fact that I hated it somehow pleased them even more."
- Barry Humphries
(Related: Army, Fact, Parents)

"One doesn't become a soldier in a week - it takes training, study and discipline. There is no question that the finest Army in the world is found in the United States."
- Daniel Inouye
(Related: Discipline, Army, Question, states, Study, Training, United, World)

"But now with the living conditions deteriorating, and with the sure knowledge that we are slated for destruction, we have been transformed into an implacable army of liberation."
- George Jackson
(Related: Knowledge, Army, Destruction, Living)

"None but an armed nation can dispense with a standing army. To keep ours armed and disciplined is therefore at all times important."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Army, Nation)

"At 21, I discovered repression and injustice. The army would shoot students with real bullets."
- Tahar Ben Jelloun
(Related: Army, Injustice, Repression, Students)

"The American Army has supplied, assigned a very capable man to me, to help me, bring me to military justice. I don't think I need no civilians. All I want to do is clear myself with the American Army."
- Robert Jenkins
(Related: American, Army, Help, Justice, Man, Military, Want)

"It is tragic that the Fuehrer should have the whole nation behind him with the single exception of the Army generals. In my opinion it is only by action that they can now atone for their faults of lack of character and discipline."
- Alfred Jodl
(Related: Action, Character, Discipline, Army, Faults, Nation, Now, Opinion)

"When I was in New York after I left the Army, I studied for two years at the American Theater Wing, studied acting, which involved dance and fencing and speech classes and history of theater, all that."
- James Earl Jones
(Related: History, Dance, Acting, American, Army, Speech, Theater, Years)

"I got out of the Army - in my world - I came to New York, for instance, when the civil rights movement was just beginning, and that created a certain energy, a certain rumble, a certain impetus for black actors."
- James Earl Jones
(Related: Actors, Army, Beginning, Civil rights, Energy, World)

"The Army damages itself when it doesn't live up to its own values."
- Claudia Kennedy
(Related: Values, Army)

"As many will remember, a respected Army Corps economist filed a whistleblower complaint about the Corps' use of faulty data to justify lock and dam expansion."
- Ron Kind
(Related: Army, Complaint, Will)

"The conventional army loses if it does not win. The guerrilla wins if he does not lose."
- Henry A. Kissinger
(Related: Army)

"The army is under orders to defend every place."
- Helmut Kohl
(Related: Army)

"My dad sacrificed many things in life for me. He abandoned a very promising and lucrative career of an army officer just so that he could continue helping me with my chess and accompanying me to tournaments."
- Alexandra Kosteniuk
(Related: Dad, Life, Army, Career, Chess)

"People were very affected by the war. But it didn't mean you stopped painting unless you were called into the Army; then you just couldn't paint. But otherwise one continued."
- Lee Krasner
(Related: War, People, Army, Painting)

"IN trying to recall my impressions during my short war duty as an officer in the Austrian Army, I find that my recollections of this period are very uneven and confused."
- Fritz Kreisler
(Related: War, Army, Duty, Trying)

"Look at all the marriages that have been wonderfully successful where fellows finished their army service and came home to go to college on G.I. bills and their wives worked."
- Marta Kristen
(Related: Home, Successful, Army, College, Service, Wives)

"We are all proud of having thus contributed to the heretofore magnificent successes of our army."
- Gustav Krupp
(Related: Army)

"I have been up to see the Congress and they do not seem to be able to do anything except to eat peanuts and chew tobacco, while my army is starving."
- Robert E. Lee
(Related: Army, Congress)

"I was lucky enough myself to have been in Dad's Army for an episode."
- John Leeson
(Related: Dad, Army)

"The Army has carried the American ideal to its logical conclusion. Not only do they prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, creed and color, but also on ability."
- Tom Lehrer
(Related: Ability, American, Army, Discrimination, Race)

"I wanted to join the Army the sign said 'Be All That You Can Be', they told me it wasn't enough."
- Jay London
(Related: Army)

"Critics are sentinels in the grand army of letters, stationed at the corners of newspapers and reviews, to challenge every new author."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Army, Challenge, Letters, Newspapers)

"Before my troops reached the little city, and before the people of Fredericksburg knew that any part of the Confederate army was near, there was great excitement over the demand for surrender."
- James Longstreet
(Related: People, Army, Excitement, Surrender, Troops)

"In a very short time the army of Northern Virginia was face to face with the Army of the Potomac."
- James Longstreet
(Related: Time, Army)

"If, like Harry Keogh, I could talk to the dead - God, there are an awful lot of people I would like to speak to! Not least my father. Being in the army for 22 years, I didn't see enough of him, and I know there are a great many things I could have learned from him."
- Brian Lumley
(Related: God, Father, People, Army, Being, Talk, Years)

"Now, when I was in the Army, writing was my hobby."
- Brian Lumley
(Related: Army, Now, Writing)

"The Army was my bread and butter."
- Brian Lumley
(Related: Army)

"We have, therefore, directed the Irish Army authorities to have field hospitals established in County Donegal adjacent to Derry and at other points along the Border where they may be necessary."
- Jack Lynch
(Related: Army, Hospitals, Irish, May)

"I am one of the million or more male residents of the United Kingdom, who a year ago had no special yearning towards military life, but who joined the army after war was declared."
- Patrick MacGill
(Related: War, Life, Army, Military, United, Yearning)

"And now, dear sister, I must leave this house or the retreating army will make me a prisoner in it by filling up the road I am directed to take."
- Dolley Madison
(Related: Sister, Army, Now, Road, Will)

"At the end of the day, though, the band members have to be strong. It's down to the individuals in the unit. Listen to me, I'm talking like I'm in the army and this is my squadron."
- Shirley Manson
(Related: Army, Day, End, Talking)

"I'll play baseball for the Army or fight for it, whatever they want me to do."
- Mickey Mantle
(Related: Army, Baseball, Fight, Play, Want)

"With respect to drugs, you know, there are a lot of organizations, including an enormous budget and an army at the federal government level that tries to deal with the drug problem."
- Burke Marshall
(Related: Government, Army, Drugs, Respect)

"One just principle from the depths of a cave is more powerful than an army."
- Jose Marti
(Related: Army)

"The moment you enlist in the army of God, you personally become a target. You need to remember that if you're living for and walking with Jesus Christ, the powers of darkness are aligned against you."
- Walter Martin
(Related: God, Army, Christ, Darkness, Living, Walking)

"It is not advantageous for Russia in its present state to fight against Chechnya. The army is a mess. It must be made combat ready. That will take time. Russia has a lot of economic, social and political problems much more important than Chechnya."
- Aslan Maskhadov
(Related: Time, Army, Fight, Present, Problems, Russia, State, Will)

"I'm convinced that the infantry is the group in the army which gives more and gets less than anybody else."
- Bill Mauldin
(Related: Army)

"I would like to thank the people who encouraged me to draw army cartoons at a time when the gag man's conception of the army was one of mean ole sergeants and jeeps which jump over mountains."
- Bill Mauldin
(Related: Time, People, Army, Cartoons, Man, Mountains)

"I think Google should be like a Swiss Army knife: clean, simple, the tool you want to take everywhere."
- Marissa Mayer
(Related: Army, Want)

"Indecision is a virus that can run through an army and destroy its will to win or even to survive."
- Wendell Mayes
(Related: Army, Indecision, Will)

"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
(Related: Wedding, Army, Bells, Old, Pretty)

"When this sad war is over we will all return to our homes, and feel that we can ask no higher honor than the proud consciousness that we belonged to the Army of the Potomac."
- George B. McClellan
(Related: War, Army, Consciousness, Honor, Will)

"When I read that the British army had landed thirty-two thousand troops - and I had realized, not very long before, that Philadelphia only had thirty thousand people in it - it practically lifted me out of my chair."
- David McCullough
(Related: People, Army, Troops)

"My next book is also set in the eighteenth century. It's about the Revolution, with the focus on the year 1776. It's about Washington and the army and the war. It's the nadir, the low point of the United States of America."
- David McCullough
(Related: War, America, Army, Focus, Revolution, states, United, Washington)

"We also very importantly recommend continued growth in the Army and the Marine Corps end strength."
- John M. McHugh
(Related: Growth, Strength, Army, End)

"After the outbreak of war, in April 1940, we left Geneva with our three children aged 4 years, 2 years and 2 weeks only to become part of the disordered refugee crowds fleeing across France from the German army."
- James Meade
(Related: War, April, Army, Children, Crowds, France, Years)

"The prosperity of a nation requires the protection of a senate. Hereafter a national senate may require the protection of a national army."
- Thomas Francis Meagher
(Related: Army, May, Nation, Prosperity, Protection, Senate)

"Bring the army of the faithful through."
- George Meredith
(Related: Army)

"The army did what Milosevic's regime asked of it, which was to create a 'Greater Serbia'."
- Stjepan Mesic
(Related: Army)

"I was a Navy officer writing about Navy problems and I simply stole this lovely Army nurse and popped her into a Navy uniform, where she has done very well for herself."
- James A. Michener
(Related: Army, Navy, Problems, Writing)

"Then one day I read about a book that said that the church is the only army that shoots its wounded."
- Keith Miller
(Related: Church, Army, Day)

"The French were generous in giving us assistance in corps and army artillery, with its personnel, and we were confident from the start of our superiority over the enemy in guns of all calibers."
- Kelly Miller
(Related: Superiority, Army, Enemy, Giving)

"The eventual place the American army should take on the western front was to a large extent influenced by the vital question of communication and supply."
- Kelly Miller
(Related: American, Army, Communication, Question)

"How long was I in the army? Five foot eleven."
- Spike Milligan
(Related: Army)

"I spent two years in the Army. And my older brother, who was also a great positive influence on me, encouraged me to think about law school, and I said - well, I didn't have any money."
- George J. Mitchell
(Related: Money, Brother, Positive, Army, Influence, Law, School, Years)

"Howard Hughes was able to afford the luxury of madness, like a man who not only thinks he is Napoleon but hires an army to prove it."
- Ted Morgan
(Related: Army, Luxury, Madness, Man)

"I became a Communist because I fell in love with a man who was a Red and entered the Army to take care of the Fascists, and I knew it would please him if I became one."
- Karen Morley
(Related: Love, Army, Care, Man)

"The Halifax area has long played a major role in Canada's military operations, being the port of departure for convoys, naval task forces and army units over the past 100 years or so."
- Alex Morrison
(Related: Army, Being, Canada, Departure, Military, Past, Years)

"In war, the army is not merely a pure consumer, but a negative producer."
- Louis Mumford
(Related: War, Negative, Army)

"Philosophers are people who do violence, but have no army at their disposal, and so subjugate the world by locking it into a system."
- Robert Musil
(Related: People, Army, Violence, World)

"The mass, whether it be a crowd or an army, is vile."
- Benito Mussolini
(Related: Army)

"My Dad was from Liverpool, and he picked it up in the army. He'd often come out with this stuff."
- Mike Myers
(Related: Dad, Army)

"I can't understand people calling themselves religious and being hateful. If a preacher is preaching hate, to fear God that's not religion, that's not helping humanity, that's organizing an army to defeat somebody."
- Mojo Nixon
(Related: God, Religion, People, Fear, Army, Being, Defeat, Hate, Humanity, Preaching, Religious)

"The army is always the same. The sun and the moon change. The army knows no seasons."
- Frank S. Nugent
(Related: Change, Army, Moon, Seasons, Sun)

"The U.S. army confirmed that it gave a lucrative fire fighting contract in Iraq to the firm once run by the Vice President Dick Cheney without any competitive bidding. When asked if this could be conceived as Cheney's friends profiting from the war, the spokesman said 'Yes.'"
- Conan O'Brien
(Related: War, Army, Fighting, Fire, Friends, Iraq, President, Vice)

"The Canadian government continues to say they will not help us if we go to war with Iraq. However, the prime minister of Canada said he'd like to help, but he's pretty sure that last time he checked, Canada had no army."
- Conan O'Brien
(Related: Government, Time, War, Army, Canada, Help, Iraq, Pretty, Will)

"Above all, I would not expect a wise race, at great expense, to set loose an army of self-replicating robots."
- Barney Oliver
(Related: Army, Race, Self)

"That's my advice to all homosexuals, whether they're in the Boy Scouts, or in the Army or in high school: Shut up, don't tell anybody what you do, your life will be a lot easier."
- Bill O'Reilly
(Related: Life, Advice, Army, Will)

"Of course, the kind of support that Cuba could give us was very limited when it came to building up our army, since they didn't manufacture armaments in the quantities that we required. So we turned to Algeria and the Soviet Union for support."
- Daniel Ortega
(Related: Army, Building, Support)

"The highly skilled workers at Lima have enabled the plant to grow far beyond its original mission, now providing a wide variety of cutting-edge military vehicles and equipment to the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps."
- Michael Oxley
(Related: Army, Military, Mission, Navy, Now, Variety, Workers)

"It won't be a question of how well-trained or well-equipped the army is but one of the authority it serves."
- Adnan Pachachi
(Related: Army, Authority, Question)

"My vocation is more in composition really than anything else - building up harmonies using the guitar, orchestrating the guitar like an army, a guitar army."
- Jimmy Page
(Related: Army, Building, Guitar, Vocation)

"An army of principles can penetrate where an army of soldiers cannot."
- Thomas Paine
(Related: Army, Principles, Soldiers)

"The secularists in Turkey haven't underestimated religion, they just made the mistake of believing they could control it with the power of the army alone."
- Orhan Pamuk
(Related: Power, Religion, Mistake, Control, Army, Turkey)

"It's almost worth having been in the army for the joy your freedom gives you."
- John Dos Passos
(Related: Army, Freedom, Joy, Worth)

"I joined the army as a private. I was offered a rank at that time, but I refused. I preferred to remain a private. First of all, I wasn't taken by ranks, and before I knew it, they put me in the most sensitive positions anyway."
- Shimon Peres
(Related: Time, Army, First, Rank)

"In my proper character, I am an officer of the United States Army."
- Zebulon Pike
(Related: Character, Army, states, United)

"For me the much more significant question is what did the Americans do, if anything, to help the Croatian army, because they are the ones that changed fundamentally the map of Bosnia, not the Bosnian army."
- John Pomfret
(Related: Americans, Army, Help, Question)

"I was born in Harlem, raised in the South Bronx, went to public school, got out of public college, went into the Army, and then I just stuck with it."
- Colin Powell
(Related: Army, College, Public, School)

"The army teaches boys to think like men."
- Elvis Presley
(Related: Men, Army, Boys)

"The next thing I knew, I was out of the service and making movies again. My first picture was called, GI Blues. I thought I was still in the army."
- Elvis Presley
(Related: Movies, Thought, Army, First, Service)

"I was brought up by an Episcopalian father and Presbyterian mother in nondenominational Army chapels all over the world and never really had much religious experience."
- Sally Quinn
(Related: Experience, Mother, Father, Army, Religious, World)

"I loved the Army as an institution and loathed every single thing it required me to do."
- Simon Raven
(Related: Army)

"These groups within a society can he distinguished according as to whether, like an army or an orchestra, they function as a single body; or whether they are united merely to defend their common interests and otherwise function as separate individuals."
- Herbert Read
(Related: Society, Army, Body, United)

"We pay for the navy, and we have no commerce for the navy to protect; we pay for the army, and we loathe and execrate the work upon which it has been engaged."
- John Edward Redmond
(Related: Work, Army, Commerce, Navy)

"We're in danger of breaking our army and preventing our national leaders from having the flexibility to confront not just Iraq and Afghanistan, but crises around the globe."
- Jack Reed
(Related: Afghanistan, Army, Danger, Flexibility, Iraq, Leaders)

"It was the king's army, the king's people, the king's taxes; and he who questioned the propriety of the royal prerogative of taking from his people without return or accounting, was reckoned, and felt himself to be, a criminal, guilty of the highest crime of disloyalty."
- John Buchanan Robinson
(Related: People, Army, Crime, Taxes)

"Most of the services staff is for the larger corporations, not so much for small and medium businesses because they cannot afford an extensive services army."
- Kevin Rollins
(Related: Army, Corporations)

"The average bright young man who is drafted hates the whole business because an army always tries to eliminate the individual differences in men."
- Andy Rooney
(Related: Business, Men, Army, Man)

"I never joined the army for patriotic reasons."
- Isaac Rosenberg
(Related: Army)

"A Jew without Jews, without Judaism, without Zionism, without Jewishness, without a temple or an army or even a pistol, a Jew clearly without a home, just the object itself, like a glass or an apple."
- Philip Roth
(Related: Home, Temple, Army, Judaism)

"Torture has been privatized now, so you have obviously the whole scandal in America about the abuse of prisoners and the fact that, army people might be made to pay a price, but who are the privatized torturers accountable too?"
- Arundhati Roy
(Related: People, Abuse, America, Army, Fact, Now, Scandal)

"The responsibility of commanding the invasion fell to me, and the task was assigned to my Army Group."
- Gerd von Rundstedt
(Related: Army, Responsibility)

"With this announcement today, the Army has made it clear what we have known all along - that Fort Riley is truly the crown jewel of the United States Army."
- Jim Ryun
(Related: Army, states, Today, United)

"So the whole of war, when you look at it is probably run by professional soldiers, and the rest of them are just recruits, or people who are just forced to join the army."
- Gerald Scarfe
(Related: War, People, Army, Rest, Soldiers)

"It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts."
- Robert H. Schuller
(Related: Thought, Negative, Positive, Thoughts, Army, Chance)

"Tis not seasonable to call a man traitor, that has an army at his heels."
- John Selden
(Related: Army, Man)

"I am in suspense as to the probable or improbability of being called into the Army, a station I would prefer to any other that of being in arms to defend an injured and grossly insulted country."
- John Sevier
(Related: Army, Being, Country, Suspense)

"Just as the 99% of Soviet citizens who supported the Soviet regime in 1985 was no indication of what the people inside the USSR really thought, the army of true believers that we think we see in the Arab world is an illusion."
- Natan Sharansky
(Related: Thought, People, Army, Illusion, World)

"Curious people who have become accustomed to think that one cannot sustain the moral of the army without giving it the freedom to shed blood from time to time."
- Moshe Sharett
(Related: Time, People, Army, Blood, Freedom, Giving)

"He belonged to that army known as invincible in peace, invisible in war."
- William Tecumseh Sherman
(Related: War, Peace, Army)

"An Army is a collection of armed men obliged to obey one man. Every change in the rules which impairs the principle weakens the army."
- William Tecumseh Sherman
(Related: Change, Men, Army, Man, Rules)

"If you don't have my army supplied, and keep it supplied, we'll eat your mules up, sir."
- William Tecumseh Sherman
(Related: Army)

"The magnificent army that fought in Desert Storm is a great army, and it still is a magnificent army today. But it was one we designed for the Cold War, and the Cold War has been over for ten years now."
- Eric Shinseki
(Related: War, Army, Now, Today, Years)

"As I look back over my life, before I had any real identity, I was a traveler. I grew up an Army brat, a runaway, an activist, and a musician. All my life I've been traveling."
- Michelle Shocked
(Related: Life, Army, Identity, Traveling)

"The Army War College has been a tradition in central Pennsylvania for years."
- Bill Shuster
(Related: War, Army, College, Tradition, Years)

"Ancient recipients of instant news probably couldn't do very much about it, for instance. Xerxes would still need three months to get his army together, and he might not get home for years."
- Peter Singer
(Related: Home, Army, Months, News, Years)

"During the 2000 election, the current administration told our military, help is on the way. That is clearly not the case. The administration has failed to request the funds needed for the defense of this Nation. We must give the Army what it needs."
- Ike Skelton
(Related: Army, Defense, Help, Military, Nation, Needs)

"The crises in North Korea, Iran, the Middle East, show how quickly things can change and how they can go wrong. We must be prepared. And right now the Army is not."
- Ike Skelton
(Related: Change, Army, Now, Right, Wrong)

"Army life don't agree with me."
- Eddie Slovik
(Related: Life, Army)

"They're not shooting me for deserting the United Stated Army - thousands of guys have done that. They're shooting me for bread I stole when I was 12 years old."
- Eddie Slovik
(Related: Army, Old, United, Years)

"So I had to be the doctor to these wounded men until we could remove them to the hospital. There were fifty-four women and forty little boys with the Red Army prisoners, and I went daily to take care of them also."
- Agnes Smedley
(Related: Men, Women, Army, Boys, Care)

"Just look at the Old Testament. They didn't go out with the army first. They sent the musicians out."
- Michael W. Smith
(Related: Army, First, Musicians, Old)

"This girl at 17 really led an army, this girl at 19 really burned at the stake by her own choice. And you sit there and you want to figure out why did she make these choices? How did she live such a life?"
- Leelee Sobieski
(Related: Life, Army, Choice, Choices, Want)

"All sensible Army people turned gas warfare down as being utterly insane since, in view of your superiority in the air, it would not be long before it would bring the most terrible catastrophe upon German cities, which were completely unprotected."
- Albert Speer
(Related: People, Superiority, Army, Being, Cities)

"With no other security forces on hand, U.S. military was left to confront, almost alone, an Iraqi insurgency and a crime rate that grew worse throughout the year, waged in part by soldiers of the disbanded army and in part by criminals who were released from prison."
- John Spratt
(Related: Army, Crime, Military, Prison, Security, Soldiers)

"In the Soviet army it takes more courage to retreat than advance."
- Joseph Stalin
(Related: Courage, Army)

"Everyone imposes his own system as far as his army can reach."
- Joseph Stalin
(Related: Army)

"Sectional football games have the glory and the despair of war, and when a Texas team takes the field against a foreign state, it is an army with banners."
- John Steinbeck
(Related: War, Army, Despair, Football, Games, Glory, State)

"I joined the Army and was sent to the MIT radiation laboratory after a few months of introduction to electromagnetic wave theory in a special course, given for Army personnel at the University of Chicago."
- Jack Steinberger
(Related: Army, Chicago, Months, Theory, University)

"If you're so smart, let's see you get out of the Army."
- Casey Stengel
(Related: Army)

"Many of our soldiers are stationed at Camp Coyote just south of the Iraqi border. This is how you know we have a strong army, when you can actually tell your enemy exactly where your camp is and what its name is."
- Jon Stewart
(Related: Army, Enemy, Name, Soldiers)

"It seems as if everybody in the country was getting impatient to get his or her particular soldier out of the Army and to upset the carefully arranged system of points for retirement which we had arranged with the approval of the Army itself."
- Henry L. Stimson
(Related: Approval, Army, Country, Retirement)

"As a consequence of the terms of the Treaty of Versailles, the officer corps of the old army became part of this class, as did that part of the younger generation who, in the old Germany, would have become officers or civil servants."
- Gustav Stresemann
(Related: Army, Class, Germany, Old)

"In this respect I expressed my doubts about using the Corps directly on the South coast, to form a bridgehead for the Army - as the area immediately behind the coast was now covered with obstacles. These doubts were accepted by Hitler."
- Kurt Student
(Related: Army, Now, Obstacles, Respect)

"We lived on the Key West Army Base. Key West for me was a tropical island paradise."
- Gloria Swanson
(Related: Army, Paradise, Key)

"There may be a hundred thousand men in an army, who are all equally free; but they only are naturally most fit to be commanders or leaders, who most excel in the virtues required for the right performance of those offices."
- Algernon Sydney
(Related: Men, Performance, Army, Commanders, Leaders, May, Right)

"But the Air Force was sort of a bastard child of the Army, much like the Marines with the Navy. Everything had to be done over by the Army after it had already been done by the Air Corps, a mess."
- Stuart Symington
(Related: Army, Force, Marines, Navy)

"My father-in-law was once Chairman of Military Affairs in the Senate, the latter part of the Wilson Administrations. He knew a lot about and was fond of the Army."
- Stuart Symington
(Related: Father, Army, Military, Senate)

"When you have a foreign invasion - in this case by the Indonesian army - writers, intellectuals, newspapers and magazines are the first targets of repression."
- Antonio Tabucchi
(Related: Army, First, Intellectuals, Newspapers, Repression, Writers)

"A military coup needs a sacrifice and courage that you can't find in an army without morale."
- Jalal Talabani
(Related: Sacrifice, Courage, Army, Military, Needs)

"We need a defense budget that's big enough to sustain an increase in the size of the Army."
- James Talent
(Related: Army, Defense)

"I am more afraid of an army of 100 sheep led by a lion than an army of 100 lions led by a sheep."
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
(Related: Army, Sheep)

"A doctor today would never prescribe the treatments my grandfather used in the Confederate Army, but a minister says pretty much the same thing today that a minister would have said back then."
- John Templeton
(Related: Army, Pretty, Today)

"The first song is called "London." It's about two Russian soldiers who desert the Russian army and escape to London, where they indulge in a life of crime."
- Neil Tennant
(Related: Life, Army, Crime, First, London, Soldiers, Song)

"On October 18, 1941, I suddenly received a mandate from His Majesty to form a new cabinet. This was completely unexpected, and when I was summoned to the Imperial Palace I thought I would be questioned on the army's point of view."
- Hideki Tojo
(Related: Thought, Army, October)

"It may sound a bit like an army barracks, but the truth of the matter is: there must be some time laid aside for arranging, time for working on either a book or an article - I've written two articles in the last four months for the New York Times book review section."
- Mel Torme
(Related: Time, Truth, Army, May, Months, Sound)

"Week after week, the heads of Red Army Intelligence received updates on the Wehrmacht's preparations."
- Leopold Trepper
(Related: Intelligence, Army)

"The East India Company's domination of the Indian economy was based on its private army."
- Robert Trout
(Related: Army, Company, Economy)

"We'll free every slave in every town and region. Can anybody get a bigger army than that?"
- Dalton Trumbo
(Related: Army)

"It is only the enlightened ruler and the wise general who will use the highest intelligence of the army for the purposes of spying, and thereby they achieve great results."
- Sun Tzu
(Related: Intelligence, Army, Results, Will)

"Secret operations are essential in war; upon them the army relies to make its every move."
- Sun Tzu
(Related: War, Army)

"Of all those in the army close to the commander none is more intimate than the secret agent; of all rewards none more liberal than those given to secret agents; of all matters none is more confidential than those relating to secret operations."
- Sun Tzu
(Related: Army, Liberal)

"The new Congress needs to move quickly to strengthen the Army and Marines - not to send more troops to Iraq - but to rebuild our capacity to meet national security threats globally."
- Mark Udall
(Related: Army, Congress, Iraq, Marines, National security, Needs, Troops)

"Maybe the answer to Selective Service is to start everyone off in the army and draft them for civilian life as needed."
- Bill Vaughan
(Related: Life, Army, Draft, Service)

"I had a big troupe, a big army and it was a lot of fun. And, after 10 years of that, I just decided that I wanted to travel and do special dates. I go to Las Vegas these days."
- Bobby Vinton
(Related: Travel, Army, Fun, Years)

"The people who were against the Vietnam War thought I was attacking the Army. The guys in the Army thought I was representing their experiences. I was on both sides, and I survived."
- Mort Walker
(Related: War, Thought, People, Army, Vietnam)

"I took Beetle home thinking that after the Korean War was over, I would have to take him out of the Army. I thought, well, what am I going to do with him?"
- Mort Walker
(Related: Home, War, Thought, Army, Thinking)

"I'd come out of the army after five years as a medic. I was a medical administrator and we ran hospitals, and I was a Captain in the army at the end, in 1945."
- Eli Wallach
(Related: Medical, Army, End, Hospitals, Years)

"I am now the target of the most powerful man in this country, with an army of aides whose major responsibility today seems to be to attack me and get rid of me."
- Gerald Walpin
(Related: Army, Country, Man, Now, Responsibility, Today)

"If they are really persuaded that the army is annually established by me, that I have the sole disposal of posts and honours, that I employ this power in the destruction of liberty and the diminution of commerce, let me awaken them from their delusion."
- Robert Walpole
(Related: Power, Army, Commerce, Delusion, Destruction, Liberty)

"In the Second World War, they're talking about the Japanese traitors and putting them into concentration camps. But companies like DuPont had factories in Germany turning out stuff for the German Army."
- Rob Walton
(Related: War, Army, Germany, Talking, World, World war)

"General Washington had rather incautiously encamped the bulk of his army on Long Island - a large and plentiful district about two miles from the city of New York."
- Mercy Otis Warren
(Related: Army, Washington)

"On the evening of December 25, General Washington in a most severe season crossed the Delaware with a part of his army, then reduced to less than 2000 men in the whole."
- Mercy Otis Warren
(Related: Men, Army, December, Evening, Washington)

"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
(Related: Superiority, Discipline, Army, Neglect, Nothing, Numbers, Service)

"Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all."
- George Washington
(Related: Success, Soul, Discipline, Army, Numbers)

"Our army is composed of the scum of the earth - the mere scum of the earth."
- Duke of Wellington
(Related: Army, Earth)

"As a 22-year Army Veteran who served in Operations Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom, and as a Civilian Advisor to the Afghan Army in Operation Enduring Freedom, I understand both the gravity of giving the order, and the challenge of carrying it out."
- Allen West
(Related: Army, Challenge, Freedom, Giving, Gravity, Order)

"A person like myself, born and raised in the inner city of Atlanta, Georgia, to lower-middle-class parents. But I had the opportunity to get an education, to go and earn a commission in the United States Army, to serve for 22 years, to lead men and women in combat."
- Allen West
(Related: Men, Women, Education, Opportunity, Army, Parents, states, United, Years)

"I've been extremely lucky having been in the army when I was a boy of fourteen."
- Norman Wisdom
(Related: Army)

"I owe everything to the army."
- Norman Wisdom
(Related: Army)

"My whole life experience feeds into my writing. I think that must be true for every writer. Clearly the Army and combat were major influences; just the same, you need to understand that many of the writers we have now couldn't load a revolver."
- Gene Wolfe
(Related: Experience, Life, Army, Now, Writer, Writers, Writing)

"You know too well the forces which compose their army to dread their superior numbers."
- James Wolfe
(Related: Army, Numbers)

"Our strategy is to defend ourselves against an occupying army and against settlers and settlements."
- Ahmed Yassin
(Related: Strategy, Army)

"My other brother-in-law died. He was a karate expert, then joined the army. The first time he saluted, he killed himself."
- Henny Youngman
(Related: Time, Brother, Army, First, Karate)

"An army without culture is a dull-witted army, and a dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy."
- Mao Zedong
(Related: Army, Culture, Defeat, Enemy)

"Military police is very timely for our army."
- Vladimir Zhirinovsky
(Related: Army, Military, Police)