“Those who beat their swords into plowshares end up plowing for those who don’t.” Unknown, but attributed to Thomas Jefferson Advertisements
“We always prefer war on our terms to peace on someone else’s.” Unknown
“If it moves, salute it; if it doesn’t move, pick it up; and if you can’t pick it up, paint it.” Unknown
“Frederick the Great’s horse was on seven separate campaigns with him. In the end he was still a dumb horse.” Unknown
“A military man can scarcely pride himself on having ‘smitten a sleeping enemy’; it is more a matter of shame, simply, for the one smitten.” Admiral Yamamoto Isoroku (1884 to 1943), speaking about Pearl Harbour in 1942 Yamamoto, original name Takano Isoroku, was a Japanese naval officer who conceived of the surprise attack on the… Read More
“Without harmony in the state, no military expedition can be undertaken; without harmony in the army, no battle array can be formed.” Wu Zi (440 to 381 BC) Sun Tzu’s Art of War is one of the most famous Chinese texts. What is often not realised is that there are a number of other equally… Read More
“Only the winners decide what were war crimes.” Garry Wills (1934 to Present) An American author, journalist, and historian, specialising in American history, politics, and religion, especially the history of the Catholic Church. He won a Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction in 1993.