My favorite quotes

From Blackhawk Down

"When I go home, people ask me. "Hey hoot, why do you do it man? Why? You some kind of war junky?" I won't say a god damned word. Why? They won't understand. They won't understand why we do it. They won't understand, it's about the men next to you, and that's it....that's all it is."

-Hoot

War Quotes

"In peace sons bury fathers, but war violates the order of nature, and fathers bury sons."

-Heroditus, greek historian c. 484-425 B.C.

"Battles are sometimes won by generals; wars are nearly always won by sergeants and privates."

-F.E. Adcock, British classical scholar

"It is well that war is so terrible, else we should grow too fond of it."

- General Robert E. Lee

War is an art and as such is not susceptible of explanation by fixed formula"

- General George Patton Jr

"He who stays on the defensive does not make war, he endures it"

- Field Marshal Colmar Baron von der Goltz, 1883

"It is war that shapes peace, and armament that shapes war."

- Thomas Fuller

War is delightful to those who have had no experience of it. "

- Desiderius Erasmus,

Dutch humanist, ca. 1466–1536

"I don't know whether war is an interlude during peace, or peace is an interlude during war."

- Georges Clemenceau

"I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity."

-General Dwight D. Eisenhower

"War is the continuation of policy(politics) by other means."

- Karl von Clausewitz

"To have good soldiers, a nation must always be at war."

- Napoleon Bonaparte

"Peace is motivated by war and war is motivated by peace."

-Zyzan

"Printer's ink has been running a race against gunpowder these many, many years. Ink is handicapped, in a way, because you can blow up a man with gunpowder in half a second, while it may take twenty years to blow him up with a book. But the gunpowder destroys itself along with its victim, while a book keeps exploding for centuries"

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