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Offline Airborne Rifles

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Re: Favourite Military Quotes.
« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2013, 08:17:48 AM »
Another U.S. Grant one: "Oh, I am heartily tired of hearing about what Lee is going to do. Some of you always seem to think he is suddenly going to turn a double somersault, and land in our rear and on both of our flanks at the same time. Go back to your command, and try to think what are we going to do ourselves, instead of what Lee is going to do."


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Re: Favourite Military Quotes.
« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2013, 10:31:18 AM »
"When there is a task that requires brain power, and I have to choose between two different generals.  Generally, I pick the one with the biggest nose."
Napoleon Bonaparte in his correspondence to Eugene de Beauharnais, Viceroy of Italy.
“Most gods throw dice, but Fate plays chess, and you don’t find out until too late that he’s been playing with two queens all along”.  Terry Pratchett.

During filming of Airplane, Leslie Nielsen used a whoopee cushion to keep the cast off-balance. Hays said that Nielsen "played that thing like a maestro"

Tallulah Bankhead: "I'll come and make love to you at five o'clock. If I'm late, start without me."

"When all other trusts fail, turn to Flashman." — Abraham Lincoln.

"I have enjoyed very warm relations with my two husbands."
"With your eyes closed?"
"That helped."  Lauren Bacall

Master Chiefs are sneaky, dastardly, and snarky miscreants who thrive on the tears of Ensigns and belly dancers.   Admiral Gerry Bogan.

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Re: Favourite Military Quotes.
« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2013, 11:10:49 AM »
I've always been fond of this one...

I hate newspapermen. They come into camp and pick up their camp rumors and print them as facts. I regard them as spies, which, in truth, they are. If I killed them all there would be news from Hell before breakfast.  -William Tecumseh Sherman
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Re: Favourite Military Quotes.
« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2013, 08:47:16 PM »
I've always been fond of this one...

I hate newspapermen. They come into camp and pick up their camp rumors and print them as facts. I regard them as spies, which, in truth, they are. If I killed them all there would be news from Hell before breakfast.  -William Tecumseh Sherman

I've always enjoyed that one as well and it's truth has stood the test of time.  :)
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Re: Favourite Military Quotes.
« Reply #19 on: February 03, 2013, 09:07:43 PM »
One from Patton
No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.

"You, you, and you... panic. The rest of you, come with me."
- U.S. Marine Corps gunnery sgt.

"Nothing is so good for the morale of the troops as occasionally to see a dead general".
Field Marshal Slim
"It makes no difference which side the general is on".
Unknown British Soldier


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Re: Favourite Military Quotes.
« Reply #20 on: February 04, 2013, 03:30:58 AM »
"All right, they're on our left, they're on our right, they're in front of
us, they're behind us...they can't get away this time!"


-- USMC Lieutenant General Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller




"Nuts!"

-- Brigadier General Anthony C. McAuliffe

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Re: Favourite Military Quotes.
« Reply #21 on: February 04, 2013, 04:04:50 AM »
Another from U.S. Grant, probably my favorite historical military fugure:

"No terms except an unconditional and immediate surrender can be accepted. I propose to move immediately upon your works."

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Re: Favourite Military Quotes.
« Reply #22 on: February 04, 2013, 04:20:02 AM »
Or Ferdinand Foch at the battle of the Marne ...

My centre is giving way, my right is retreating, situation excellent, I am attacking.
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Re: Favourite Military Quotes.
« Reply #23 on: February 04, 2013, 10:46:34 AM »
One of my favourites:
"Nous sommes dans un pot de chambre et nous y serons emmerdes!" - Gen Alexandre Ducrot at Sedan 1870.
Literally "We are in a chamber pot and we're going to get shit on!"
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Re: Favourite Military Quotes.
« Reply #24 on: February 04, 2013, 04:11:07 PM »
My favorite Schwarzkopf quote:

As far as Saddam Hussein being a great military strategist, he is neither a strategist, nor is he schooled in the operational art, nor is he a tactician, nor is he a general, nor is he a soldier. Other than that he's a great military man. I want you to know that.
- Norman Schwarzkopf
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Re: Favourite Military Quotes.
« Reply #25 on: February 04, 2013, 05:22:25 PM »
We're soldiers; but we're American soldiers. We've been kickin' ass for 200 years. We're 10 and 1. -John Winger
"45 minutes of pooping Tribbles being juggled by a drunken Horta would be better than Season 1 of TNG." - SirAndrewD

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Re: Favourite Military Quotes.
« Reply #26 on: February 04, 2013, 05:27:55 PM »
^All with the appropriate avatar update, of course!
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Re: Favourite Military Quotes.
« Reply #27 on: February 04, 2013, 06:00:37 PM »
Heh.
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Re: Favourite Military Quotes.
« Reply #28 on: February 05, 2013, 02:40:34 AM »
"They've got us surrounded again, the poor b@stards." Creighton Abrahms in the the Ardennes


It is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press. It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech. It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who has given us the freedom to demonstrate. It is the soldier, who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag."

-- Father Dennis Edward O'Brien, USMC
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Re: Favourite Military Quotes.
« Reply #29 on: February 05, 2013, 10:51:57 AM »
"Well sir, it started out as a goat-fuck.  And then we kept adding more goats."

---  me, to the battalion XO during a gunnery at Ft Stewart in 2004.
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