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!
Edited 1 y ago
Posted 5 y ago
<p>"Nuts"</p><p><br></p><p>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.</p><p><br></p><p>So concise. So eloquent. So American. So Airborne!</p>
This may be considered treason by my Army comrades but the best quote I can think of is from GEN (Ret.) Mattis USMC:<br><br><span class="st"> “I come in peace. I didn't bring artillery. But I'm pleading with you, <em>with tears in my eyes</em>: <em>If you f*@% with me, I'll kill you all</em>.”</span><br>
<p>Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do, and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. - GEN George S. Patton</p><div class="pta-link-card"><div class="pta-link-card-picture"><img src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/25/Genius_of_Liberty_Dumont_July_Column.jpg/220px-Genius_of_Liberty_Dumont_July_Column.jpg"></div><div class="pta-link-card-content"><div class="pta-link-card-title"><a href="http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Genius" target="_blank">Genius - Wikiquote</a></div><div class="pta-link-card-description">Genius (plural genii or geniuses, adjective ingenious) is a term referring to a person, a body of work, a singular achievement of surpassing excellence, or an essential quality of such things. More th...</div></div><div style="clear: both;"></div><div class="pta-box-hide"><i class="icon-remove"></i></div></div>
Read This Next