"Quote of the day" archive
"It takes twenty years or more of peace to make a man; it takes only twenty seconds of war to destroy him."
- King Boudouin I of Belgium
"Those who are at war with others are not at peace with themselves"
- William Hazlitt
"Men are at war with each other because each man is at war with himself. "
- Francis Meehan
"You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake"
- Jeannette Rankin
"Amateurs study tactics, professionals study logistics"
"The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues"
"American tanks do not surrender "
- George Patton, 1918
"So long as there are men there will be wars."
- Albert Einstein
"War is delightful to those who have had no experience of it. "
"We were in Patton's army. Patton said we ought to keep going. To me, that was an unthinkable idea. The Russians would have slaughtered us, because of their willingness to give up so many lives. I don't think the rank of the GIs had any stomach for fighting the Russians. We were informed enough through press and newsreels to know about Stalingrad. I saw the actual evidence in those black-bordered pictures in every German household I visited. Black border, eastern front, nine out of ten. "
- Robert Rasnus from "The good war -1985"
"The world is a beautifull place, and worth fighting for."
- Ernest Hemingway
"Anyone who has to fight, even with the most modern weapons, against an enemy in complete command of the air, fights like a savage against modern European troops, under the same handicaps and with the same chances of success."
- Erwin Rommel
"In a man-to-man fight, the winner is he who has one more round in his magazine."
- Erwin Rommel
"In the absence of orders, go find something and kill it"
"The engine of the Panzer is a weapon just as the main-gun"
"The backbone of surprise is fusing speed with secrecy”
- Karl von Clausewitz
"Life is pleasant, death is peaceful. Its the transition between them thats difficult"
"Mussolini is quite humiliated because our troops have not moved a step forward. Even today they have not succeeded in advancing and have halted in front of the first French fortification which put up some resistance."
"The day goes to the side that is the first to plaster its opponent with fire."
"We're surrounded. That simplifies our problem of getting to these people and killing them."
- Col. Lewis B. Puller
"War does not determine who is right - only who is left."
- Bertrand Russell
"Which would your men rather be, tired, or dead?"
"Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both. "
- Benjamin Franklin
" A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon. "
- Napoleon Bonaparte