There Is No Reason For Anyone In The Country, For Anyone Except A Police Officer Or A Military Person, To Buy, To Own, To Have, To Use, A Handgun. The Only Way To Control Handguns Use In This Country Is To Prohibit The Guns. And The Only Way To Do That Is To Change The Constitution.
~ Michael Gartne
Before A War, Military Science Seems A Real Science, Like Astronomy. After A War It Seems More Like Astrology.
~ Dame Rebecca West
As Civil Rulers, Not Having Their Duty To The People Duly Before Them, May Attempt To Tyrannize, And As The Military Forces Which Must Be Occasionally Raised To Defend Our Country, Might Pervert Their Power To The Injury Of Their Fellow-citizens, The People Are Confirmed By The Next Article In Their Right To Keep And Bear Their Private Arms.
~ Tench Coxe
I Have Against Me The Bourgeois, The Military And The Diplomats, And For Me, Only The People Who Take The Mtro.
~ Charles De Gaulle
My Soldiers Ask Of Me, Why Surrender A Military Advantage In The Field... I Could Not Answer.
~ General Douglas MacArthur, His final address to the joint session of the congress
For Americans War Is Almost All Of The Time A Nuisance, And Military Skill Is A Luxury Like Mah- Jongg. But When The Issue Is Brought Home To Them, War Becomes As Important, For The Necessary Period, As Business Or Sport. And It Is Hard To Decide Which Is Likely To Be The More Ominous For The Axis -- An American Decision That This Is Sport, Or That It Is Business.
~ D. W. Brogan
All Military Type Firearms Are To Be Handed In Immediately... The SS, SA And Stahlhelm Give Every Respectable German Man The Opportunity Of Campaigning With Them. Therefore Anyone Who Does Not Belong To One Of The Above Named Organisations And Who Unjustifiably Nevertheless Keeps His Weapon... Must Be Regarded As An Enemy Of The National Government.
~ SA Oberfuhrer of Bad Tolz, March, 1933
Washington Is Like A Self-sealing Tank On A Military Aircraft. When A Bullet Passes Through, It Closes Up.
~ Dean Acheson (1893 - 1971)
During The Second World War, The Germans Took Four Years To Build The Atlantic Wall. On Four Beaches It Held Up The Allies For About An Hour; At Omaha It Held Up The U. S. For Less Than One Day. The Atlantic Wall Must Therefore Be Regarded As One Of The Greatest Blunders In Military History.
~ Stephen Ambrose, D- Day, page 577
If You Live Among Dogs, Keep A Stick. After All, This Is What A Hound Has Teeth For-to Bite When He Feels Like It On Military Preparedness.
~ Nikita Khrushchev
A Military Operation Involves Deception. Even Though You Are Competent, Appear To Be Incompetent. Though Effective, Appear To Be Ineffective.
It Is Characteristic Of The Military Mentality That Nonhuman Factors Atom Bombs, Strategic Bases, Weapons Of All Sorts, The Possession Of Raw Materials, Etc Are Held Essential, While The Human Being, His Desires, And Thoughts - In Short, The Psychological Factors - Are Considered As Unimportant And Secondary... The Individual Is Degraded... To Human Materiel.
~ Albert Einstein