“We always prefer war on our terms to peace on someone else’s.” Unknown Advertisements
“There’s only one truth about war; people die.” Philip Sheridan (1831 to 1888) Philip Henry Sheridan was a US Army officer and Union general. He was a highly successful US cavalry officer whose driving military leadership in the last year of the American Civil War was instrumental in defeating the Confederate Army.
“In peace, there’s nothing so becomes a man as modest stillness, and humility; but when the blast of war blows in our ears, then imitate the action of the tiger, stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood … now set the teeth and stretch the nostril wide, hold hard the breath, and bend up every… Read More
“Sometime they’ll give a war and nobody will come.” Carl Sandburg (1878 to 1967) An American poet, historian, novelist, and folklorist. He enlisted in the 6th Illinois Infantry during the Spanish-American War in 1898.
“It is a pity that kings and rulers do not apply their mental powers as effectively to the preservation of peace as to the prosecution of war.” Gaius Sallustius Crispus (86 BC to 35/34 BC) Commonly referred to as Sallust, he was a Roman historian and one of the great Latin literary stylists, noted for… Read More
“Diplomats are just as essential to starting a war as soldiers are for finishing it… You take diplomacy out of war and the thing would fall flat in a week.” Will Rogers (1879 to 1935) William Penn Adair Rogers was an American stage and motion picture actor, vaudeville performer, American cowboy, humourist, newspaper columnist, and… Read More
“Perpetual peace is a futile dream.” George S. Patton Jr (1885 to 1945) George Smith Patton Junior was a US Army officer. He was an outstanding practitioner of mobile tank warfare in the European and Mediterranean theatres during World War II. His strict discipline, toughness, and self-sacrifice elicited exceptional pride within his ranks, and the… Read More