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1. "Allow me to assure you it is a perfect certainty that you will, very soon, feel better - quite happy - if you only stick to the resolution you have taken to procure a military education. I am older than you, have felt badly myself, and know, what I tell you is true. Adhere to your purpose and you will soon feel as well as you ever did. On the contrary, if you falter, and give up, you will lose the power of keeping any resolution, and will regret it all you life."
Author: Abraham Lincoln
2. "Yeah, September 11 happened and all my friends were like, 'Let's join the military!' and I was the only one who actually did."
Author: Adam Driver
3. "My workplace is wherever I'm making something, which could be in a field in gold country, or in an abandoned warehouse on a military base."
Author: Adam Savage
4. "I'm optimistic because I'm pragmatic: Neither of the two sides, the military government nor the Islamic front, is capable of winning. If they continue to fight, they will both bleed to death."
Author: Ahmed Ben Bella
5. "To be a government of "liberty regulated by law," with such results in the development of strength, in population, wealth, and military and commercial power, as no age had ever witnessed."
Author: Alexis De Tocqueville
6. "Military hardliners called me a 'security threat' for promoting peace in South Asia and for supporting a broad-based government in Afghanistan."
Author: Benazir Bhutto
7. "I come from a military family."
Author: Brittany Murphy
8. "If politics and business fail us, of course the military will be called in. In the developing world, the massive and repeated ecological disasters are quite commonly met by the military."
Author: Bruce Sterling
9. "Military men would always overthrow one another, because they could, because they were all power drunk."
Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
10. "Wars, wars, wars': reading up on the region I came across one moment when quintessential Englishness had in fact intersected with this darkling plain. In 1906 Winston Churchill, then the minister responsible for British colonies, had been honored by an invitation from Kaiser Wilhelm II to attend the annual maneuvers of the Imperial German Army, held at Breslau. The Kaiser was 'resplendent in the uniform of the White Silesian Cuirassiers' and his massed and regimented infantry...reminded one more of great Atlantic rollers than human formations. Clouds of cavalry, avalanches of field-guns and—at that time a novelty—squadrons of motor-cars (private and military) completed the array. For five hours the immense defilade continued. Yet this was only a twentieth of the armed strength of the regular German Army before mobilization.Strange to find Winston Churchill and Sylvia Plath both choosing the word 'roller,' in both its juggernaut and wavelike declensions, for that scene."
Author: Christopher Hitchens
11. "On the battlefield, the military pledges to leave no soldier behind. As a nation, let it be our pledge that when they return home, we leave no veteran behind."
Author: Dan Lipinski
12. "I scoffed at such old fashioned notions as duty, patriotism, the military virtues. And here I was, aged fifty, standing on guard at the very edge of the known world. To protect what? A hundred or so mud and wattle huts, three hundred savage strangers who do not even speak my tongue. And, of course, my own skin."
Author: David Malouf
13. "In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist."
Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower
14. "Why if I had half a chance, I could make an entire movie using this stock footage. The story opens on these mysterious explosions. Nobody knows what's causing them, but it's upsetting all the buffalo. So, the military are called in to solve the mystery."
Author: Ed Wood
15. "Right after 9/11 there was a magazine with a cover of kids, mostly 12-14 year-olds, who were being trained for military combat. I thought that this had just gone too far."
Author: Eddie Bernice Johnson
16. "My father was a military attache, so I've been traveling all my life."
Author: Edgar Ramirez
17. "All persons harboring or secreting the conspirators or aiding their concealment or escape, will be treated as accomplices in the murder of the President and shall be subject to trial before a military commission, and the punishment of death."
Author: Edwin M. Stanton
18. "Military foolishness is ultimately suicidal. They believe that by risking death they pay the price of any violent behavior against enemies of their own choosing. They have the invader mentality, that false sense of freedom from responsibility for your own actions."
Author: Frank Herbert
19. "A major power can afford a military debacle only when it looks like a political victory."
Author: Friedrich Durrenmatt
20. "It was the history of the family, written by Melquíades, down to the most trivial details, one hundred years ahead of time. He had written it in Sanskrit, which was his mother tongue, and he had encoded the even lines in the private cipher of the Emperor Augustus and the odd ones in a La cedemonian military code."
Author: Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
21. "Fourth, we might have declared an embargo against the shipping from American ports of any merchandise to either one of these governments that persisted in maintaining its military zone."
Author: George William Norris
22. "In 'Three Cups of Tea' I was fairly critical of the military. And I mentioned that they're laptop warriors and there's no boots on the ground. But I can say now that they've gone through a tremendous learning curve."
Author: Greg Mortenson
23. "Military men are the scourges of the world."
Author: Guy De Maupassant
24. "We must distinguish between military and political power.Political power is a psychological relation between those who exercise it and those over whom it is exercised. It gives the former control over certain actions of the latter through the influence which the former exert over the latter's minds. That influence may be exerted through orders, threats, persuasion, or a combination of any of these."
Author: Hans J. Morgenthau
25. "Any time the United States government turns over an American citizen, including military personnel, to the government of another country, it is in our nature to want to make sure that they receive the best treatment, the fairest treatment, and the most humane treatment."
Author: Howard Baker
26. "There was madness in any direction, at any hour. If not across the Bay, then up the Golden Gate or down 101 to Los Altos or La Honda .... You could strike sparks anywhere. There was a fantastic universal sense that whatever we were doing was right, that we were winning ....And that, I think, was the handle—that sense of inevitable victory over the forces of Old and Evil. Not in any mean or military sense; we didn't need that. Our energy would simply prevail. There was no point in fighting—on our side or theirs. We had all the momentum; we were riding the crest of a high and beautiful wave ....So now, less than five years later, you can go up on a steep hill in Las Vegas and look West, and with the right kind of eyes you can almost see the high-water mark —that place where the wave finally broke and rolled back."
Author: Hunter S. Thompson
27. "White House and State Department foreign-policy experts are overwhelmingly directed towards military and diplomatic issues, not development issues."
Author: Jeffrey Sachs
28. "I think we look to the military as something that protects our shores."
Author: Jerry Bruckheimer
29. "We have every interest in seeing that the military use of nuclear power will be contained."
Author: Joschka Fischer
30. "Fiji had experienced the ordeal of two military coups."
Author: Kamisese Mara
31. "Putting together a counter- terrorism policy, it's very easy to look at law enforcement or defense, military action or stopping the money flows or whatever, but the really difficult part is integrating all aspects of the policy, and I think she put a lot of emphasis on that."
Author: Lee H. Hamilton
32. "I was put in the Air Corps. I was never educated to serve in the military, but soon my activities in the American Air Corps became very interesting to me."
Author: Leon Askin
33. "Our nation's military and law enforcement personal work hard to protect us. We must thank them for their continued vigilance. Without their sacrifice we would less capable of protecting our nation."
Author: Leonard Boswell
34. "Where journalists have gotten themselves in trouble over the last few decades is that their skepticism often extends only to American officials, the U.S. military and Republican politicians."
Author: Linda Chavez
35. "If you believe the doctors, nothing is wholesome; if you believe the theologians, nothing is innocent; if you believe the military, nothing is safe."
Author: Lord Salisbury
36. "I take care of military families. Their sacrifices are very real."
Author: Mark Vonnegut
37. "It was the sort of day when deciding what to wear is like planning a military operation. Believe me – I have considerable experience of both."
Author: Melody Malone
38. "I'm not a policy and a strategy guy. I'm - you know, the military basically supports what the president wants, the decisions that he makes."
Author: Michael Mullen
39. "We don't know what may yet happen to us, what military and political defeats we may yet have to face."
Author: Moshe Sharett
40. "Collegial, "He is an Iranian military intelligence officer with diplomatic cover. As"
Author: Nelson DeMille
41. "But in the military you don't get trusted positions just because of your ability. You also have to attract the notice of superior officers. You have to be liked. You have to fit in with the system. You have to look like what the officers above you think that officers should look like. You have to think in ways that they are comfortable with.The result was that you ended up with a command structure that was top-heavy with guys who looked good in uniform and talked right and did well enough not to embarrass themselves, while the really good ones quietly did all the serious work and bailed out their superiors and got blamed for errors they had advised against until they eventually got out.That was the military."
Author: Orson Scott Card
42. "From a viable economy to the full funding of Headstart, from a clean environment to true equality for women, from a strong military to a commitment to racial brotherhood, from schools that are honored to streets free of excessive violence."
Author: Paul Tsongas
43. "I submit that those who run the American military at the top, and those whose boots are on the ground and who run the machinery and equipment, are sending a signal: You asked us to do something. Give us some time and we will solve the problems and we will do it."
Author: Pete Domenici
44. "George Bush, Dick Cheney, every one of the speakers praised John Kerry's war record. No one said he was unfit. They said he has terrible judgment, and that's his record as a senator. Nobody questioned his military record."
Author: Peter King
45. "My mother did all she could to control me, but at age 14 she sent me to a military school."
Author: Sam Donaldson
46. "Then I have a head mounted display which actually was designed for the military to do synchronized building entries and that's looking down at my hands, so projected on the big screen behind me, you can see my hands as I'm putting the tracks together."
Author: Thomas Dolby
47. "At one edge of the base, pressed between the fenceline and the sea, shimmered the pale archways and columns, the madrone and wind-shaped cypresses of the clifftop campus of College of the Surf. Against the somber military blankness at its back, here was a lively beachhead of drugs, sex, and rock and roll, the strains of subversive music day and night, accompanied by tambourines and harmonicas, reaching like fog through the fence, up the dry gulches and past the sentinel antennas, the white dishes and masts, the steel equipment sheds, finding the ears of sentries attentuated but ominous, like hostile-native sounds in a movie about white men fighting savage tribes."
Author: Thomas Pynchon
48. "I have served in the Congress during two wars and I have seen the impacts on our military, on their families and on our national deficit."
Author: Tom Udall
49. "Every one of our greatest national treasures, our liberty, enterprise, vitality, wealth, military power, global authority, flow from a surprising source: our ability to give thanks."
Author: Tony Snow
50. "Ahead in the distance we could see the main gate, but there was a sea of cars, none moving, people standing, milling around, waiting nervously, perhaps fearfully, as heavily armed MPs and military working dogs searched every square inch of every vehicle, searched every bag on every person, all the while keeping a vigilant eye on the long alley we were stuck in, and on the hundreds of rooftops that overlooked that alley, wary but aware that there were people out there who would gladly hurt us again if given the chance."
Author: Tucker Elliot

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