Quotes about War and Veterans


" War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things.   The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.   The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by exertions of better men than myself."     

                                                                                                                      - John Stewart Mill


"They died hard, those savage men, like wounded wolves at bay. They were filthy, and they were lousy, and they stunk. And I loved them"                    
                                                                                                                     - Gen. Douglas MacArthur


"In war there is no prize for the runner-up"
                                                                                                                      - Gen. Omar Bradley


"In war, you win or lose, live or die-and the difference is just an eyelash"   
                                                                                                                      - Gen. Douglas MacArthur

"It is well that war is so terrible, or we should get too fond of it"  
                                                                                                                      - Gen. Robert E. Lee


"It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win".
                                                                                                                      - Gen. Douglas MacArthur


"The object of war is not to die for your country, but to make the other bastard die for his". 
                                                                                                                      - Gen. George S. Patton



"We should not mourn that such men died, but we should thank God that such men lived."
                                                                                                                      - Gen. George S. Patton



"Never has there been a good war or a bad peace".
                                                                                                                      - Benjamin Franklin


"History teaches us that war begins when governments feel the price of aggression is cheap"
                                                                                                                      - Ronald Reagan


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