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It could be a quote from a military member or civilian leader about the military, an observation of a citizen, historic figure, or a quote of an adversary about our forces or even more ancient military quotation or observation. Over the years I've seen some great quotes about military personnel, military life, etc... what are some of your favorites? Please share quote and author (or who the quote is attributed to, if known). This should be a great time, so put on your thinking caps, and share your best military quotes/observations and related subjects. Let's have some fun and learn at the same time... see you all in the threads!
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This may be considered treason by my Army comrades but the best quote I can think of is from GEN (Ret.) Mattis USMC: “I come in peace. I didn't bring artillery. But I'm pleading with you, with tears in my eyes. If you f*@% with me, I'll kill you all.”
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SGT Robert Martin
SGT Robert Martin
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I have to agree with the capt. We’ve had some great quotes created in the Army’s history, but gen Mattis definitely has said some very memorable things. I personally still live life with “ Be polite be professional, and have a plan to kill everyone you meet “. In mind.
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PO2 Thomas McGraw
PO2 Thomas McGraw
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2nd class PO. The right way. The wrong way. The Navy way.
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SP5 Doug Kaya
SP5 Doug Kaya
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BYTM = Better You, Than Me
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SSG Bob Teachout
SSG Bob Teachout
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PO2 Thomas McGraw - NOPE - The right way and the Army Way!!!
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"Nuts" BG Anthony McAuliffe, Acting Commander, 101st ABN DIV to German General Heinrich von Luttwitz, Commander of the 47th Panzer Corps at the siege of Bastogne, when the latter demanded his surrender. So concise. So eloquent. So American. Airborne!
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CPT Bob Coleman
CPT Bob Coleman
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Last time I was in the 82d ABN museum, there was a picture of a grizzled, worn Infantryman from the Division. One of the survivors of the Regiment the Germans overrun was running up to him screaming, "The Germans are right behind me. Where can I go to be safe?". The Paratrooper answered, "Get behind ME. I'm the 82d."
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1st Lt Peter Van Wolvelaerd
1st Lt Peter Van Wolvelaerd
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Going to the 75th anniversary of the battle of the bulge and I cannot think of any more eloquent and the iIconic way to tell the enemy to pound dirt then the iconic phrase NUTS
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PO1 Peter Russell
PO1 Peter Russell
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keep the faith, never give up
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Whoever downvoted, I wonder if they knew the full background.
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CPT Mike M.
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Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do, and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. - GEN George S. Patton
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SFC David Reid, M.S, PHR, SHRM-CP, DTM
SFC David Reid, M.S, PHR, SHRM-CP, DTM
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Wise food for thought, leaders should reflect on this!
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CH (LTC) Robert Leroe
CH (LTC) Robert Leroe
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A great book is The Patton Principles, which gives many of Patton's memorable quotes.
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CMSgt Bill Eng
CMSgt Bill Eng
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My former boss said, "If you don't have anything to do, don't do it here."
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PO2 Thomas McGraw
PO2 Thomas McGraw
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General Patton said Give me an Army of West Point graduates and I'll win a battle... Give me a handful of Texas Aggies and I'll win a war.
George S. Patton
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