Top 683 Army Quotes of 2020

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“I am prepared to oppose a Jim Crow army till I rot in jail.”

― A. Philip Randolph

“There is no doubt that counterterrorism takes time because it is not action against a regular army.”

― Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

“The bottom line is the Kiss Army is growing by leaps and bounds.”

― Ace Frehley

“After I spent my compulsory army service in the ‘top secret office’ of the Medical Forces, where I was fortunate to be exposed to clinical and medical issues, I enrolled to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.”

― Ada Yonath

“All’s the government should do is keep the taxes and regulations at a manageable rate, keep a decent standing army and get out of the way.”

― Adam Carolla

“After I arrived in the United States, I realized that in the army, Israelis learn how to be part of something bigger than themselves.”

― Adam Neumann

“Serving in the Israeli Army taught me what it means to be part of something greater than yourself.”

― Adam Neumann

“It won’t be a question of how well-trained or well-equipped the army is but one of the authority it serves.”

― Adnan Pachachi

“I used to get a lift to school every day with a man who was a major in the British Army.”

― Adrian McKinty

“I think if you grow up in a culture where the army is out on the street sighting you with rifles, it has to have some kind of psychological impact.”

― Adrian McKinty

“Colonialism is known in its primitive form, that is to say, by the permanent settling of repressive foreign powers, with an army, services, policies. This phase has known cruel colonial occupations which have lasted 300 years in Indonesia.”

― Ahmed Ben Bella

“From their point of view, I had gone too far. I had to disappear. That is to say, if the Algerian army had not overthrown me, others would have done so.”

― Ahmed Ben Bella

“The liberation movement which I led in Algeria, the organization that I created to fight the French army, was at first a small movement of nothing at all. We were but some tens of people throughout Algeria, a territory that is five times the size of France.”

― Ahmed Ben Bella

“Some consider the removal of Dr. Mohammed Morsi a coup by the army against an elected president. Others treat it as the second revolution, or the continuation of the January 25, 2011, revolution.”

― Ahmed Zewail

“My dad was a Punjabi from Amritsar, and my mom is a Punjabi from Kashmir. My dad was a soldier in the Indian Army.”

― Akshay Kumar

“The United States isn’t a dictatorship ruling with a brutal army and an iron fist, so our police departments must understand that they are there to serve and protect us – all of us. And when they do commit crimes, they must be arrested and prosecuted like anyone else, bottom line.”

― Al Sharpton

“Mr. Hussein began building Ghazalia in the early 1980s as a home for army officers and other members of his Baath Party. Concrete mansions with pillars and domes are common in the southern half of the district.”

― Alex Berenson

“The Halifax area has long played a major role in Canada’s military operations, being the port of departure for convoys, naval task forces and army units over the past 100 years or so.”

― Alex Morrison

“In the first day of the Soviet Army’s arrival, I and the other comrades were isolated and then found ourselves here, not knowing anything… I can only conjecture what could have happened.”

― Alexander Dubcek

“Neither the Army nor the Navy is of any protection, or very little protection, against aerial raids.”

― Alexander Graham Bell

“The Belarussian people trust their army and are confident in the reliability of the national security system.”

― Alexander Lukashenko

“We are not a gigantic state, we do not have nuclear weapons, but our army is sufficiently capable to respond to any threat… Therefore, we will protect our patch of land, our statehood, and our independence.”

― Alexander Lukashenko

“I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.”

― Alexander the Great

“My dad sacrificed many things in life for me. He abandoned a very promising and lucrative career of an army officer just so that he could continue helping me with my chess and accompanying me to tournaments.”

― Alexandra Kosteniuk

“It is tragic that the Fuehrer should have the whole nation behind him with the single exception of the Army generals. In my opinion it is only by action that they can now atone for their faults of lack of character and discipline.”

― Alfred Jodl

“On the day when two army corps may mutually annihilate each other in a second, probably all civilized nations will recoil with horror and disband their troops.”

― Alfred Nobel

“There may be a hundred thousand men in an army, who are all equally free; but they only are naturally most fit to be commanders or leaders, who most excel in the virtues required for the right performance of those offices.”

― Algernon Sidney

“Over the past years, I have lectured many times on the Cuban missile crisis, most provocatively to 200 senior officers of the former Soviet army in Moscow in 1991, among them KGB generals. There, my knowledge of Penkovsky’s role was thoroughly confirmed, and so was the Soviet military men’s residual sense of humiliation at Khrushchev’s ‘blink’.”

― Alistair Horne

“By the end of 2001, between 100,000 to 150,000 Algerians had died in the civil war, as well as 120 foreigners. The cost to the economy ran into billions of dollars. And all this in spite of a tough, 120,000-strong army backed by 80,000 police.”

― Alistair Horne

“In Tbilisi in 1990, I recall watching zealous Georgians smash statues of Lenin and Stalin. A few days earlier, though, in Moscow I had been invited to address the Red Army, as one of the first Brits to benefit from Glasnost. The subject they chose: The Cuban Missile Crisis.”

― Alistair Horne

“As an active member of the Air Force, Army and Mine Warfare Caucuses, I meet with enlisted personnel and officers on a regular basis to learn more about their needs, both on the job and with their families.”

― Allen Boyd

“Actors are like Swiss Army knives – we’re ready to use any lever at any moment. But I learned long ago that, unfortunately, this industry only sees the one thing sticking out that they know us from, and that’s the only thing they can imagine.”

― Allison Williams

“The wastefulness of indiscriminate plunder impoverishes a country, while it adds nothing to the support of the army; policy, as well as humanity to the inhabitants, dictates that all levies should be made according to established rules, and under the charge of discreet and competent officers.”

― Ambrose Burnside

“I wanted – and still want – to tell my mother’s story. She fled Stalin’s army in 1944, leaving Latvia, which was to be occupied by the Soviets for the next 50 years, and arrived to the U.S. when she was 11.”

― Amity Gaige

“My mother was born in Latvia. She and most of her family fled from the capital city of Riga in 1944 with the final approach of the Soviet army.”

― Amity Gaige

“Strangely enough, my favorite airport is Logan Airport in Boston – but largely for sentimental reasons. My first real summer job was working as a journeyman for the airport’s resident maintenance crew – a small army of union electricians, plumbers, and carpenters.”

― Amor Towles

“The Romans thought of themselves as the chosen people, yet they built the greatest army on Earth by recruiting warriors from any background.”

― Amy Chua

“I have an ambivalent feeling about the Israeli army. Growing up in Tel Aviv, being involved in the arts, the last thing artists want to do is fight.”

― Anat Cohen

“Some kind of affirmative action is important in a democracy and for economic competitiveness and national security. The Army was the first to realize that you had to have desegregation of a military to have it working properly.”

― Andrew Young

“The devotion of the BVB Army, with its very big online presence, is amazing. We’ve been fortunate from the very beginning. It was something that was really able to spur on our career.”

― Andy Biersack

“The average bright young man who is drafted hates the whole business because an army always tries to eliminate the individual differences in men.”

― Andy Rooney

“I think my mum wanted me to join the army or something, or become a surveyor – something with good career prospects.”

― Andy Serkis

“The European Army is our long-term goal. But first we have to strengthen the European Defence Union.”

― Angela Merkel

“I wanted a challenge, wanted to be self-sufficient, so I thought, ‘Go and join the army,’ at a young age, and I just happened to be good at what I done and went up the ladder and went up to the top.”

― Ant Middleton

“I joined the army because I was a very self-sufficient young man. I always wanted to stand on my own two feet.”

― Ant Middleton

“When I first joined the army, I felt I had to be part of the alpha male culture. But I didn’t.”

― Ant Middleton

“We saw ‘Swiss Army Man’ and fell in love with the Daniels, who are adventurous filmmakers and radical storytellers, pushing the boundaries.”

― Anthony Russo

“When you have a foreign invasion – in this case by the Indonesian army – writers, intellectuals, newspapers and magazines are the first targets of repression.”

― Antonio Tabucchi

“The great help of being in the Army is to understand why are the armies clever in what they describe as emotional intelligence, making soldiers come to terms with the death of comrades by certain rituals.”

― Antony Beevor

“One has this image of the Soviet state and the Red Army as being extremely disciplined but in the first four months of 1945 their soldiers were completely out of control.”

― Antony Beevor

“The majority of soldiers and officers of the Soviet Army and the allied armies treated the local population humanely.”

― Antony Beevor

“I joined the Army in 1965 and served with the 11th Hussars, which I loved. The regiment was so relaxed – a salute was more like a friendly wave.”

― Antony Beevor

“I was in Estonia when a professor asked me if I was aware that making any criticism of the Red Army during the war was now an imprisonable offence. I was quite shaken.”

― Antony Beevor

“I was planning to stay in the Army all my life, but I ended up being posted to a training camp in Wales and was so bored there, I wrote a novel.”

― Antony Beevor

“At the beginning of June 1944, the war was reaching a climax. German troops had been brutalised by the savagery of the ongoing fighting in Russia, where the Red Army was secretly preparing its vast encirclement of the Germans’ Army Group Centre.”

― Antony Beevor

“I take pride in saying that I am an army officer’s daughter even more than being an actor.”

― Anushka Sharma

“Israel is an independent country with a large army, and it has the ability to do what it thinks is right.”

― Ariel Sharon

“As a child, I had no idea that I would end up in the film industry. My ambitions changed from wanting to join the army like my grandfather to taking up merchant navy as a career to running for India, and finally, investment banking while I was a student of economics honour. But during my college days, I began to get offers for modelling.”

― Arjun Rampal

“If an army of monkeys were strumming on typewriters, they might write all the books in the British Museum.”

― Arthur Eddington

“Torture has been privatized now, so you have obviously the whole scandal in America about the abuse of prisoners and the fact that, army people might be made to pay a price, but who are the privatized torturers accountable too?”

― Arundhati Roy

“I’m so proud to be an Army brat, but it was not an easy life. Moving around so much, skating was that one constant thing I had to hold on to.”

― Ashley Wagner

“The Army is into every business in this country. Except hairdressing.”

― Asma Jahangir

“Who can forget that in critical times of war in 1962, 1965 and 1971, Naga underground organisations did not fire on the Indian Army? They showed restraint.”

― Atal Bihari Vajpayee

“I knew some of the army quite well.”

― Aung San Suu Kyi

“After all it was my father who founded the Burmese army and I do have a sense of warmth towards the Burmese army.”

― Aung San Suu Kyi

“We’ve made two products; one is a 155 mm 52-calibre gun with self-propelling and towing capability. This is a field gun – the mainstay of the Indian army like the Bofors guns. Our gun is similar but of a longer range. That was 39 calibre; this is 52. The calibre denotes the length of the barrel and the range.”

― Baba Kalyani

“I do not wish a foreign army to spill the blood of my people.”

― Bao Dai

“In 1949, Mao Tse-tung’s Communists established the People’s Republic of China, and the following year, his People’s Liberation Army invaded central Tibet.”

― Barbara Demick

“Above all, I would not expect a wise race, at great expense, to set loose an army of self-replicating robots.”

― Barney Oliver

“The AEC had at its command an army of highly skilled scientists.”

― Barry Commoner

“My parents were very pleased that I was in the army. The fact that I hated it somehow pleased them even more.”

― Barry Humphries

“In general, states do not count on pledges of ‘no more war’ from their neighbors. Israel’s army never counted on it from Egypt, for example.”

― Barton Gellman

“First developed as a weapon by the U.S. Army, VX is an oily, odorless and tasteless liquid that kills on contact with the skin or when inhaled in aerosol form. Like other nerve agents, it is treatable in the first minutes after exposure but otherwise leads swiftly to fatal convulsions and respiratory failure.”

― Barton Gellman

“I joined the Army at 19 as a soldier and spent about four and a half years with them. Then I broke my back in a freefall parachuting accident and spent a year in rehabilitation back in the U.K.”

― Bear Grylls

“Growing up, my family struggled to make ends meet, so I know how important organizations like The Salvation Army are for families to lean on in times of need.”

― Becky G

“The mass, whether it be a crowd or an army, is vile.”

― Benito Mussolini

“I like exotic guys who have a lot of sexual energy. I drive army tanks and I snowboard, so he has to keep up.”

― Berglind Icey

“The International Brigades provided a shock force while the Republic trained and organized an army from an assemblage of individuals. The Spanish people knew they were not fighting alone.”

― Bill Alexander

“I made hats until I went into the Army. I was drafted during the Korean War.”

― Bill Cunningham

“I had a mixture, my father was a career army man and my mother was a writer.”

― Bill Griffith

“I’m convinced that the infantry is the group in the army which gives more and gets less than anybody else.”

― Bill Mauldin

“That’s my advice to all homosexuals, whether they’re in the Boy Scouts, or in the Army or in high school: Shut up, don’t tell anybody what you do, your life will be a lot easier.”

― Bill O’Reilly

“The Army War College has been a tradition in central Pennsylvania for years.”

― Bill Shuster

“Maybe the answer to Selective Service is to start everyone off in the army and draft them for civilian life as needed.”

― Bill Vaughan

“I’ve always wanted to go to Switzerland to see what the army does with those wee red knives.”

― Billy Connolly

“I had a big troupe, a big army and it was a lot of fun. And, after 10 years of that, I just decided that I wanted to travel and do special dates. I go to Las Vegas these days.”

― Bobby Vinton

“Now, when I was in the Army, writing was my hobby.”

― Brian Lumley

“The Army was my bread and butter.”

― Brian Lumley

“I had a tremendous horror of going into the Army. That is probably why I went to college for so long.”

― Bruce Conner

“Instead of playing with army men or whatever, I played golf, like for hours every day.”

― Bubba Watson

“Ataturk sent several Turkish staff officers to Afghanistan, helped them build their own army.”

― Bulent Ecevit

“We read of the courageous march south to battle the Confederate Army by the all-black 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. Unlike their white counterparts, they understood from the beginning that they would be offered no quarter if captured alive.”

― Burgess Owens

“It’s not getting any better, is it? I don’t want my 19-year-old boy going into the army. I love these little kids. They understand how passionate I am.”

― Burt Bacharach

“If you’re so smart, let’s see you get out of the Army.”

― Casey Stengel

“I spent four years in the United States Army between 1985 and 1989, and I certainly learned how to survive out in the woods.”

― Chad Coleman

“I proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War as an artillery operations specialist in the all-black 503rd Field Artillery Battalion in the Second Infantry Division.”

― Charles B. Rangel

“The tax code’s complexity adds enormous costs to families and businesses across the country and takes nothing short of an army of federal bureaucrats to enforce.”

― Charles Boustany

“Someone once described Ken Lewis to me as the most competitive person in the history of the United States, including the Union Army.”

― Charles Duhigg

“The American Indian was an individualist in religion as in war. He had neither a national army nor an organized church.”

― Charles Eastman

“A drone is a high-tech version of an old army and a musket. It ought to be used in Somalia to hunt bad guys, but not in America. I don’t want to see it hovering over anybody’s home.”

― Charles Krauthammer

“I am more afraid of an army of 100 sheep led by a lion than an army of 100 lions led by a sheep.”

― Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

“I’m an army brat – so I grew up traveling every two to four years.”

― Charles Melton

“In the Confederate Army, an officer was judged by stark courage alone, and this made it possible for the Confederacy to live four years.”

― Chesty Puller

“As I stated shortly after retiring from the U.S. Army and first pursuing a seat in Congress in 2010, I planned to self-impose term limits.”

― Chris Gibson

“ISIL is a terrorist army like we have never seen – they cannot be ignored.”

― Chris Murphy

“I play Captain Lance Van Der Berg, who’s a Union captain who ends up staying with the Confederate family who’s been taken over by the army when they come into the city in Virginia. He strikes up a romance with the youngest daughter in the house, which obviously causes some issues for the family.”

― Chris Wood

“Having the book-club army embrace you is a gift that keeps giving for years.”

― Christina Baker Kline

“I’ve learned that when someone does something very kind and refuses payment, giving them an engraved Swiss Army knife is never refused!”

― Christine Lavin

“I served four years in the Air Force in South Korea, and my brother, Aaron, served in the Army there, too, on the DMZ.”

― Chuck Norris

“My son joined the army to protect America, not Israel.”

― Cindy Sheehan

“’The Avengers’ made it more believable that I could have been a major in the U.S. Army.”

― Cobie Smulders

“The real women who decide to enlist to work their way up in the ranks to become a Major in the United States Army are some freakin’ tough broads.”

― Cobie Smulders

“People have asked me, ‘What would you have done if you hadn’t gone into the Army?’ I’d say I’d probably be a bus driver. I don’t know.”

― Colin Powell

“I was born in Harlem, raised in the South Bronx, went to public school, got out of public college, went into the Army, and then I just stuck with it.”

― Colin Powell

“The Army will take its lessons learned. They’re excellent at looking into themselves and reflecting on what did we do right, what did we do wrong.”

― Colin Powell

“I grew up on a council estate in Luton, and as a child, I was very much into the brass-band tradition. I was basically a Salvation Army boy. My English granddad bought me a cornet when I was five years old.”

― Colin Salmon

“The Canadian government continues to say they will not help us if we go to war with Iraq. However, the prime minister of Canada said he’d like to help, but he’s pretty sure that last time he checked, Canada had no army.”

― Conan O’Brien

“While I was filming ‘Kong’ – and I don’t play a very capable Army Ranger in ‘Kong’; I play a completely different character – but we had a lot of Army Rangers there, former Army Rangers, and Navy SEALs, who were working on the movie with us for the other characters, for the Army guys in the movie.”

― Corey Hawkins

“My great uncle was in ‘Dad’s Army.’ And I don’t know if Americans will know that. It was a hugely popular show in England.”

― Daisy Ridley

“We’ll free every slave in every town and region. Can anybody get a bigger army than that?”

― Dalton Trumbo

“Under the all-encompassing aid system, too many places in Africa continue to flounder under inept, corrupt and despotic regimes who spend their time courting and catering to the demands of the army of aid organizations.”

― Dambisa Moyo

“I went to boarding school, and what that teaches you is to cope emotionally at a young age and to suppress a lot of emotion. Being in the army is, in a way, similar.”

― Damian Lewis

“One interesting thing about jazz, or art in general, but jazz especially is such an individual art form in the sense that improvisation is such a big part of it, so it feels like it should be less soldiers in an army and more like free spirits melding. And yet, big band jazz has a real military side to it.”

― Damien Chazelle

“It’s certainly no coincidence that big bands became the entertainment of the army in WWI and WWII, and that jazz drumming style is very military influenced. The snare drum comes from the military and becomes the core kind of sound of jazz drums.”

― Damien Chazelle

“Now, admittedly, my power of concentration is and always has been extraordinary since my army training! In fact, other people say it is legendary and almost cosmic!”

― Dan Pena

“It took me 8 years to graduate from undergraduate school because I kept ‘communism from your door steps’ for 3 1/2 years in between while serving in the U.S. Army.”

― Dan Pena

“The Army confronted racial integration when it was still unpopular in society. It has been struggling to more fully integrate women. Its troops, after all, reflect society.”

― Dana Priest

“Israel is in the grip of a ghetto mentality. We have a powerful army. We have the atomic bomb. But the psychology of what comes out of Israel has the tone of the Warsaw Ghetto.”

― Daniel Barenboim

“A zeal for the defence of their country led these heroes to the scene of action, though with a few men to attack a powerful army of experienced warriors.”

― Daniel Boone

“It is better to have a lion at the head of an army of sheep, than a sheep at the head of an army of lions.”

― Daniel Defoe

“There was a nuisance in the service known as the army correspondent.”

― Daniel H. Hill

“Of course, the kind of support that Cuba could give us was very limited when it came to building up our army, since they didn’t manufacture armaments in the quantities that we required. So we turned to Algeria and the Soviet Union for support.”

― Daniel Ortega

“I had the first integrated Army band in World War II.”

― Dave Brubeck

“Instead of putting someone in prison for being a hooligan, give him a choice. He may have beaten someone up and he’s got eight years, but tell him you can do eight years inside or spend five years in the Army. Put him in the Parachute Regiment, they’d soon sort him out.”

― David Bailey

“It’s no surprise that hackers working for North Korea, Iran’s mullahs, Vladimir V. Putin in Russia, and the People’s Liberation Army of China have all learned that the great advantage of cyberweapons is that they are the opposite of a nuke: hard to detect, easy to deny, and increasingly finely targeted.”

― David E. Sanger

“I’ve fallen back on this periodically, although I must say that getting out of the grocery business ranked right up there with getting out of the army as one of the happier experiences of my life.”

― David Eddings

“In the U.S., these sights are no longer a surprise to me. I see army generals, captains of industry, and politicians of all colours and creeds on American television.”

― David Harewood

“European Muslims need to feel ownership of security, rather than viewing the police as an occupying army.”

― David Ignatius

“When I read that the British army had landed thirty-two thousand troops – and I had realized, not very long before, that Philadelphia only had thirty thousand people in it – it practically lifted me out of my chair.”

― David McCullough

“My next book is also set in the eighteenth century. It’s about the Revolution, with the focus on the year 1776. It’s about Washington and the army and the war. It’s the nadir, the low point of the United States of America.”

― David McCullough

“Over time, the desire of Iraqis to contribute to their own security has manifested itself in citizens volunteering for the police, the Army, and concerned local citizen programs.”

― David Petraeus

“We can put a stake through the heart of Islamic State as an army. We can put a stake through the heart of its leaders. You can take away its territory. But you can’t put a stake through the heart of the ideas, of the ideology, that sadly, tragically, still has some attraction for some small numbers in the Islamic faith.”

― David Petraeus

“The Pakistani Army, the Frontier Corps, the Frontier Scouts and Police have carried out quite impressive counter-insurgency operations.”

― David Petraeus

“I went to school on a military base in Germany. I got a lot of my clothes at the army surplus store.”

― Debby Ryan

“My father was a doctor, an army cardiologist.”

― Deepak Chopra

“You can’t talk about defeating insurgencies in the same way that you can with a conventional army.”

― Des Browne

“Before they deploy, they train for the specific operations, but there is a danger that the Army is not retaining the core of its full capabilities.”

― Des Browne

“The way the Army does things is sometimes a little strange.”

― Desi Arnaz

“When I lost my rifle, the Army charged me 85 dollars. That is why in the Navy the Captain goes down with the ship.”

― Dick Gregory

“When I joined the Army in the late ’70s, there was a real threat from Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, so all of the ’80s, I was engaged in what could be classed as conventional operations – that involved digging lots of trenches in Germany.”

― Dick Strawbridge

“For over 20 years, I was in the Army, and it’s given me a real love of history.”

― Dick Strawbridge

“I’ve spent 20 years in the Army, and I’m just so fiercely proud of being British.”

― Dick Strawbridge

“My dad and grandpa were in the army and as a country singer you’re constantly playing at military bases all across the country and meeting soldiers and their families and hearing their stories.”

― Dierks Bentley

“Of all the places I’ve been while talking to audiences about the U.S. Army’s 5th Special Forces Group and their story in Afghanistan, one of the most rewarding was an appearance before the 5th Group soldiers themselves at Ft. Campbell, their home, and the place from which they had launched their historic mission in Afghanistan in 2001.”

― Doug Stanton

“’Horse Soldiers’ is the untold story of how a small band of U.S. Special Forces soldiers secretly entered Afghanistan in 2001, just five weeks after September 11, saddled up on horses, and rode to an improbable victory against a vastly larger Taliban and Al Qaeda army.”

― Doug Stanton

“Probably half the cases of Civil War dead were not identified. And so there was no way to let loved ones know, and there were no regularized processes in either Northern or Southern Army for notifying next of kin.”

― Drew Gilpin Faust

“Our army is composed of the scum of the earth – the mere scum of the earth.”

― Duke of Wellington

“So when I told my parents I wanted to go into acting because I was flunking out of my first year of junior college, they were relieved that I had picked something other than joining the army. But I can’t imagine how they had high hopes for me.”

― Dustin Hoffman

“The sergeant is the Army.”

― Dwight D. Eisenhower

“I’ve always had a keen interest in the world. My father was in Patton’s 3rd Army, and he helped liberate Dachau in the 7th Army.”

― Ed Royce

“Oh yea, I was a conservative. I was probably hard-line, preoccupied with how much money I would make and how far I would go. But I began seeing a lady who directs a homeless clinic in Fargo. One of our first get-togethers was to a Salvation Army dinner, where I met some jobless Vietnam veterans. It started my transition, opened my eyes.”

― Ed Schultz

“Army life don’t agree with me.”

― Eddie Slovik

“They’re not shooting me for deserting the United Stated Army – thousands of guys have done that. They’re shooting me for bread I stole when I was 12 years old.”

― Eddie Slovik

“Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.”

― Edward Everett

“I don’t usually feel threatened by the militias. Most members are just indulging their fantasies of being warriors without having to sign up for the Army. They want to be heroes and save their neighbors from disaster.”

― Eileen Pollack

“I’m very interested in soldier recovery projects and in Bradley Manning’s story, the army intelligence officer who’s being held as a detainee and is going to trial for crimes of treason.”

― Eion Bailey

“I’ve never had a huge collection of records; I’ve never been a beat digga. I never been one of these guys who drives cross-country and knows some one-legged sailor who has a boat parked off some pier with a thousand Russian funk records that he stole from the Red Army in 1972.”

― El-P

“The Romans weren’t trying to kill all the Jews, but they did destroy Jewish resistance to Roman rule. Jerusalem was turned into a Roman army camp, and it was a total devastation.”

― Elaine Pagels

“I’d come out of the army after five years as a medic. I was a medical administrator and we ran hospitals, and I was a Captain in the army at the end, in 1945.”

― Eli Wallach

“This stereotype that haredim don’t serve in the army and contribute is false and always was.”

― Eli Yishai

“Moses was the greatest legislator and the commander in chief of perhaps the first liberation army.”

― Elie Wiesel

“With ‘Durable Goods,’ I meant only to write about being an army brat. What emerged was a story about compassion – the need for it, the expression of it.”

― Elizabeth Berg

“The best-armed and best-trained divisions of the Syrian army are Alawite.”

― Elliott Abrams

“Obviously, every dictator pays a great deal of attention to who is running the army. There’s always a base right outside the capitol to protect the head of government.”

― Elliott Abrams

“Since I’m allergic to various things, the army wouldn’t accept me during the war, and I got into the Office of War Information, which sent music to Europe.”

― Elliott Carter

“The army teaches boys to think like men.”

― Elvis Presley

“The next thing I knew, I was out of the service and making movies again. My first picture was called, GI Blues. I thought I was still in the army.”

― Elvis Presley

“I will maintain the presence of a Mexican Army, and the Navy and police in the states of the Mexican Republic, where the problem of crime has increased.”

― Enrique Pena Nieto

“I am an armor officer. I grew up as a part of the team that helped to field M-1s and M-60-A3s to the army back in 1980s. It’s still a magnificent tank, and we designed it for the Cold War and Central Europe.”

― Eric Shinseki

“An army that fought and won a war decisively finds it even more difficult to undergo change.”

― Eric Shinseki

“In the army, we do two things every day. We train our soldiers, and then we grow them into leaders, because frankly, we don’t hire out. We grow our own leaders.”

― Eric Shinseki

“I come from an army background, and everyone at my home has a habit of getting up early. I continue this habit even today.”

― Esha Gupta

“In the army you feel violated – there’s no private space. Writing was a life-saver, a way of recovering private territory.”

― Etgar Keret

“I felt we really couldn’t be separated that much. I’d had a baby, and I was traveling and working alone while he was in the Army. It was very difficult-the phone calls and all of that. I really was very depressed.”

― Eydie Gorme

“I was born in East Germany, before the wall came down. We sort of escaped, I guess. I grew up all over the place. Germany, London, back and forth between Minnesota and Germany. I was sort of an army brat, but not in the army.”

― Falk Hentschel

“Chavez, who came out of the ranks of the Venezuelan Army, is methodical and tireless. I have observed him over the course of 17 years, since his first visit to Cuba. He is an extremely humanitarian and law-abiding person; he has never taken revenge on anybody.”

― Fidel Castro

“When at just 27 years old, Qaddafi, colonel in the Libyan army, inspired by his Egyptian colleague Abdel Nasser, overthrew King Idris I in 1969, he applied important revolutionary measures such as agrarian reform and the nationalization of oil.”

― Fidel Castro

“When the Revolution triumphed in 1959, our island was a true Yankee colony. The United States had duped and disarmed our Liberation Army. One couldn’t speak of developed agriculture, but of immense plantations exploited on the base of manual and animal labour that in general used neither fertilizers nor machinery.”

― Fidel Castro

“The army is always the same. The sun and the moon change. The army knows no seasons.”

― Frank S. Nugent

“The finishing off of the encircled enemy army is to be left to the Luftwaffe.”

― Franz Halder

“If my soldiers were to begin to think, not one of them would remain in the army.”

― Frederick the Great

“IN trying to recall my impressions during my short war duty as an officer in the Austrian Army, I find that my recollections of this period are very uneven and confused.”

― Fritz Kreisler

“I’ve been very active all my life. I was a combat instructor in the Israeli Army.”

― Gal Gadot

“Our redneck reputation back then was originally just because we had long hair. Back in the ’60s and the early ’70s, in the South that was kind of a no-no. At all the Army and Navy bases we’d play, we would get into fights with the soldiers over our hair. But I think our music overshadowed everything else.”

― Gary Rossington

“Buffalo Springfield had three guitar players, and we thought they were so cool. So we started doing the three-guitar thing, and people started calling us the ‘guitar army’ and all this stuff.”

― Gary Rossington

“I’ve always wanted to do something for the defence forces – I’ve always said that the Army always has been my first love. It’s about what they do selflessly for the country.”

― Gautam Gambhir

“Call me whatever you want; I’ll always speak for the Army. Without understanding the extreme conditions they’re in, you can’t question the extreme action they take.”

― Gautam Gambhir

“In reality, Afghanistan has functioned as a nation-state for more than two centuries, and its army and bureaucracy reach back to the 19th century.”

― Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

“’Wicked Nights’ is the story of Zacharel, the new leader of the Army of Disgrace – heavenly warriors in danger of falling from grace – and Annabelle, a human who has spent the last four years locked in an institution for the criminally insane.”

― Gena Showalter

“I think the ‘Boxers’ book was easier for me to envision as a comic, because they were on this epic journey. These teenagers basically gathered into this army and marched to the capital city where they had a showdown with the Europeans and Japanese. On the ‘Saints’ side, it was a lot trickier.”

― Gene Luen Yang

“I’d been an Army bomber pilot and fascinated by the Navy and, particularly, the story of the Enterprise, which at Midway really turned the tide in the whole war in our favor. I’d always been proud of that ship and wanted to use the name.”

― Gene Roddenberry

“My whole life experience feeds into my writing. I think that must be true for every writer. Clearly the Army and combat were major influences; just the same, you need to understand that many of the writers we have now couldn’t load a revolver.”

― Gene Wolfe

“My father enlisted at the age of 17. He lied about his age because he wanted to ride the fastest motorbikes, which were with the British army.”

― Genesis P-Orridge

“I’ve lived in 11 states, but I’m not an Army brat. My father couldn’t hold a job, so every six months, we’d move.”

― Geneva Carr

“I went through some real challenges growing up. I joined the Army two weeks out of high school when I was 17, and never looked back.”

― Geoff Davis

“A part of being in the army is you never really leave a man behind.”

― Geoff Stults

“Dublin dwindles so beautifully; there is no harsh separation between it and the country. It fades away, whereas London seems to devour the country; an army of buildings come and take away a beautiful park, and you never seem to get quite out of sight of a row of houses.”

― George A. Moore

“I can’t expect loyalty from the army if I do not give it.”

― George C. Marshall

“Very little changed fundamentally, except that the proud German soldier had turned into a defeated bundle of misery and the great German army had disintegrated.”

― George Grosz

“Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.”

― George Herbert

“But now with the living conditions deteriorating, and with the sure knowledge that we are slated for destruction, we have been transformed into an implacable army of liberation.”

― George Jackson

“Bring the army of the faithful through.”

― George Meredith

“In August 1945, a former Army pilot with an artificial leg pitched five and a third innings for Washington against Boston. This would turn out to be Bert Shepard’s only major league game, and it remains one of the heartwarming moments in baseball history.”

― George Vecsey

“Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.”

― George Washington

“Nothing can be more hurtful to the service, than the neglect of discipline; for that discipline, more than numbers, gives one army the superiority over another.”

― George Washington

“My great-grandfather was in the army in India, and we have photographs of my family there in full Victorian dress. They’re incredibly romantic.”

― Georgina Chapman

“I found out that colonels can stay until they drop dead or get a walker and being a critical medical specialty as an Army trained emergency room doctor, I could stay until age 67.”

― Gerald Griffin

“I did spend a lot of my childhood playing out movie scenarios in my head. I’d walk along the road, pretending like I was in the army, talking on the radio, and doing maneuvers. I dreamt a lot about performing in movies and living in fantasies.”

― Gerard Butler

“The responsibility of commanding the invasion fell to me, and the task was assigned to my Army Group.”

― Gerd von Rundstedt

“At that time, the army leadership said the implementation of this agreement would allow everyone, including the IRA, to take its political objectives forward by peaceful and democratic means.”

― Gerry Adams

“The Irish Republican Army has kept every commitment made by its leadership.”

― Gerry Adams

“My grandpa always tells me that 45-minute lunches are key because an army marches on its stomach.”

― Gia Coppola

“Why would it be ridiculous that Quebec has an army?”

― Gilles Duceppe

“We lived on the Key West Army Base. Key West for me was a tropical island paradise.”

― Gloria Swanson

“It is true, as Sartre once wrote, referring to French Army atrocities in Algeria, that the real tragedy in our time is that any of us can be, interchangeably, victim or torturer.”

― Gore Vidal

“It was always that detail that drove me. Ever since I was a little kid, I used to get into the nitty gritty… when I was drawing army tanks or monsters, I’d do every nut and rivet, and I’d do every scale on the dragon’s back. It was just the way I was built.”

― Graeme Base

“My father served as an Army doctor in West Germany in the late ’50s and early ’60s. As a result, he and my mother – both native southerners – were acutely aware of what had happened during the Holocaust.”

― Greg Iles

“I’ve always had this core belief in public service. Even before I became a citizen, I volunteered in the Army.”

― Gregorio Sablan

“We are all proud of having thus contributed to the heretofore magnificent successes of our army.”

― Gustav Krupp

“As a consequence of the terms of the Treaty of Versailles, the officer corps of the old army became part of this class, as did that part of the younger generation who, in the old Germany, would have become officers or civil servants.”

― Gustav Stresemann

“Some people have a misunderstanding about the Army. Some people think, ‘Hey, you’re in the military, and everything is super-hierarchical, and you’re in an environment that is intolerable of criticism, and people don’t want frank assessments.’ I think the opposite is the case.”

― H. R. McMaster

“It is clear that while our Army was engaged in Afghanistan and Iraq, Russia studied U.S. capabilities and vulnerabilities and embarked on an ambitious and largely successful modernization effort.”

― H. R. McMaster

“Gone are the days when the upper classes were terrified of the angry mob wanting to smash their skulls and confiscate their properties. Now their biggest enemy is the army of lazy bums, whose lifestyle of indolence and hedonism, financed by crippling taxes on the rich, is sucking the lifeblood out of the economy.”

― Ha-Joon Chang

“I did not destroy the 43 volumes of my diary, which report on all these events and the share I had in them; but of my own accord I handed them voluntarily to the officers of the American Army who arrested me.”

― Hans Frank

“Lebanon is a small country, weak, an army with very humble capabilities.”

― Hassan Nasrallah

“Welcome to the Salvation Army. I’ve never been associated with an offense so nice about giving the ball away.”

― Hayden Fry

“I have a whole army of pajamas.”

― Heidi Klum

“The army is under orders to defend every place.”

― Helmut Kohl

“My other brother-in-law died. He was a karate expert, then joined the army. The first time he saluted, he killed himself.”

― Henny Youngman

“Two armies that fight each other is like one large army that commits suicide.”

― Henri Barbusse

“The conventional army loses if it does not win. The guerrilla wins if he does not lose.”

― Henry Kissinger

“It seems as if everybody in the country was getting impatient to get his or her particular soldier out of the Army and to upset the carefully arranged system of points for retirement which we had arranged with the approval of the Army itself.”

― Henry L. Stimson

“It turns out one of my ancestors fought in the Continental Army, so I was inducted into the Sons of the American Revolution.”

― Henry Louis Gates

“I feel I’m just meant to do stop-motion. Live-action is much more glamorous to some, but it’s basically a whole army of people focused on one thing.”

― Henry Selick

“Critics are sentinels in the grand army of letters, stationed at the corners of newspapers and reviews, to challenge every new author.”

― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“These groups within a society can he distinguished according as to whether, like an army or an orchestra, they function as a single body; or whether they are united merely to defend their common interests and otherwise function as separate individuals.”

― Herbert Read

“On October 18, 1941, I suddenly received a mandate from His Majesty to form a new cabinet. This was completely unexpected, and when I was summoned to the Imperial Palace I thought I would be questioned on the army’s point of view.”

― Hideki Tojo

“Hollywood continues to present the U.S. Army as being the good guys, always defeating the aliens or foreigners.”

― Hideo Kojima

“When an army unit returns from service in Iraq or Afghanistan, it barely gets a breather before it begins training for its next deployment.”

― Hillary Clinton

“Clive Dunn, as I understand it, retired to the south of Spain, where he worked extensively in watercolours. I don’t own any of Clive Dunn’s watercolours. I loved him in ‘Dad’s Army,’ loved him. But not enough to actually seek out his watercolour work.”

― Hugh Laurie

“My mom is in the navy and my dad works for the army, but I never called them ‘sir’ or ‘ma’am’ or anything like that, and we never really moved around a lot because both my parents were stationed in D.C.”

― Ian Harding

“The crises in North Korea, Iran, the Middle East, show how quickly things can change and how they can go wrong. We must be prepared. And right now the Army is not.”

― Ike Skelton

“During the 2000 election, the current administration told our military, help is on the way. That is clearly not the case. The administration has failed to request the funds needed for the defense of this Nation. We must give the Army what it needs.”

― Ike Skelton

“I throw a spear into the darkness. That is intuition. Then I must send an army into the darkness to find the spear. That is intellect.”

― Ingmar Bergman

“I grew up in business at a time where there weren’t very many female role models, and so in the early days, we wore little bow ties like the guys, and we talked about the Army even though we weren’t in the Army. And the reality was that wasn’t the right way to approach the business world.”

― Irene Rosenfeld

“I don’t need a U.N. report to tell me whether my army… operates according to the international law guidelines.”

― Isaac Herzog

“I never joined the army for patriotic reasons.”

― Isaac Rosenberg

“Tens of thousands have been killed or wounded by the Israeli army since 1967. During 2006, the number of Palestinians killed reached 650. Since the beginning of the Israeli occupation in 1967, more than 650,000 Palestinians have been detained by Israel – about 40% of the male population.”

― Ismail Haniyeh

“In the World War nothing was more dreadful to witness than a chain of men starting with a battalion commander and ending with an army commander sitting in telephone boxes, improvised or actual, talking, talking, talking, in place of leading, leading, leading.”

― J. F. C. Fuller

“Yes, we need a force to continue to train, assist, advise the Iraqi army.”

― Jack Keane

“We should be robustly assisting the Free Syrian Army with equipment and also with training.”

― Jack Keane

“The only people that have ever fought ISIS in Syria is not the regime; it is the Free Syrian Army.”

― Jack Keane

“To get an Army that’s already fighting a war to change in stride to a total different military strategy on the ground – and to get everybody on the same page – was accomplished by the sheer force of Dave Petraeus’ will.”

― Jack Keane

“If Assad continues to conduct strikes against the Free Syrian Army at will, it would be very difficult for them to have any success against ISIS.”

― Jack Keane

“Here’s the problem the Free Syrian Army has. They really want to topple the regime in Damascus, and this is where most of the fight takes place, between Aleppo and Damascus for the Free Syrian Army.”

― Jack Keane

“We have, therefore, directed the Irish Army authorities to have field hospitals established in County Donegal adjacent to Derry and at other points along the Border where they may be necessary.”

― Jack Lynch

“I wanted to join the Army when football failed. That was my only realistic form of making an honest living.”

― Jack O’Connell

“We’re in danger of breaking our army and preventing our national leaders from having the flexibility to confront not just Iraq and Afghanistan, but crises around the globe.”

― Jack Reed

“Having grown up as a young Army officer in the Vietnam era, I had an instinctual sort of notion that you have to look very carefully and weigh very carefully what anyone says.”

― Jack Reed

“I joined the Army and was sent to the MIT radiation laboratory after a few months of introduction to electromagnetic wave theory in a special course, given for Army personnel at the University of Chicago.”

― Jack Steinberger

“At my school, when kids went into the army at 16, they didn’t do it in a gung-ho, Tom Cruise, ‘Born on the Fourth of July’ way. They were generally – and I hope this doesn’t offend them – the more vulnerable members of the class. They enlisted seeking family, and they didn’t always find it.”

― Jack Thorne

“I spent 17 years in the Brazilian army.”

― Jair Bolsonaro

“The Jake Paulers are the strongest army out there. Dab.”

― Jake Paul

“I definitely pack coffee if I’m going someplace where it might not be available. When I went to Afghanistan in 2011, I brought a bunch of instant coffee. I didn’t need to do that, of course, because army people drink industrial-strength coffee and have it going 24/7.”

― Jake Tapper

“A military coup needs a sacrifice and courage that you can’t find in an army without morale.”

― Jalal Talabani

“I was a Navy officer writing about Navy problems and I simply stole this lovely Army nurse and popped her into a Navy uniform, where she has done very well for herself.”

― James A. Michener

“I was honored to have served in the Army for my country. I was at Anzio during WWII, and it makes you realize how very precious life is.”

― James Arness

“My grandparents live in Cley, and my dad now has the windmill which is a guest house. So I’ve spent much time up there, but a lot of it was at school as well, and my dad was sent abroad so often as well with the army.”

― James Blunt

“If the Army helped towards my tuition fees I would then give them four years of my life.”

― James Blunt

“I’ve always been independent. My father was in the army, so we moved every two years. I had to go round and bang on the neighbour’s door each time to find out if they had kids I could play with.”

― James Blunt

“I’m always ready for the enemy to come over the hill. I’m packed and set to go. That comes from my time in the army. I used to travel in a tank, but now it’s a tour bus going to safer places.”

― James Blunt

“When I was in New York after I left the Army, I studied for two years at the American Theater Wing, studied acting, which involved dance and fencing and speech classes and history of theater, all that.”

― James Earl Jones

“I got out of the Army – in my world – I came to New York, for instance, when the civil rights movement was just beginning, and that created a certain energy, a certain rumble, a certain impetus for black actors.”

― James Earl Jones

“A whole army, though they can neither write nor read, are not afraid of a platform, which they know is but earth or stone; nor of a cannon, which, without a hand to give fire to it, is but cold iron; therefore a whole army is afraid of one man.”

― James Harrington

“Before my troops reached the little city, and before the people of Fredericksburg knew that any part of the Confederate army was near, there was great excitement over the demand for surrender.”

― James Longstreet

“In a very short time the army of Northern Virginia was face to face with the Army of the Potomac.”

― James Longstreet

“Boilersuits are used by everybody from pilots in the army to racing drivers to people who clean your drains. The one piece overall is what all males secretly desire.”

― James May

“After the outbreak of war, in April 1940, we left Geneva with our three children aged 4 years, 2 years and 2 weeks only to become part of the disordered refugee crowds fleeing across France from the German army.”

― James Meade

“Before I read the ‘Bloody Sunday’ script, I have to admit I hadn’t thought about it that much. There was probably even part of me which assumed there was no smoke without fire. That the Catholics who were shot must have done something to provoke such a response from the army. I was extremely ignorant of the whole situation.”

― James Nesbitt

“You know too well the forces which compose their army to dread their superior numbers.”

― James Wolfe

“My grandmother on my father’s side, a nightclub singer, was a Jewish refugee from Prussia who ended up in Jerusalem, where she met my grandfather – a British army officer. I remember as a child having bowls of chicken soup made by her. There were lots of interesting components, like feet and necks.”

― Jamie Cullum

“I have never been embedded with the American army or, you know, with the big war machine.”

― Janine di Giovanni

“In the Army, I learned how to use and respect my rifle.”

― Jason Kander

“As a former Captain in the Army National Guard, I trained hundreds of soldiers to lead troops into combat.”

― Jason Kander

“I wanted to join the Army the sign said ‘Be All That You Can Be’, they told me it wasn’t enough.”

― Jay London

“I admired Truman, among many other things, because he integrated the Army. I admired JFK because the very first civil rights legislation was passed at his insistence. JFK showed what you could do, though he was a deeply flawed person, as we all now know.”

― Jed S. Rakoff

“The tax code is weighted toward the ultra-wealthy and ultra-wealthy corporations and has created an offshore aristocracy of people who can afford to hire an army of accountants and lawyers. This shifts the tax burden to small businesses, entrepreneurs, and others.”

― Jeff Fortenberry

“In its more listless moments, ‘Pharaoh’s Army’ seems a ramshackle collection of memories not overly concerned with telling a larger story.”

― Jeff Giles

“After graduating from flares and platforms in the early 1970s, I started drama school wearing a pair of khaki dungarees with one of my Dad’s Army shirts, accessorised by a cat’s basket doubling as a handbag. Very Lady Gaga.”

― Jenny Eclair

“We can all agree that the best part of ‘Black Panther’ was his female army, the Dora Milaje. They made the movie.”

― Jermaine Fowler

“After being away at college and in the Army, I never considered living anywhere else. I loved Chicago then, and I love Chicago now.”

― Jesse White

“I remember the first time I put on the Army uniform. I just felt like a totally different person – I felt proud.”

― Jessica Lynch

“Ben Schwartzwalder was a decent guy, but he was from another era. He was like a Marine, with a real army attitude. He thought there was only one way to play football, and that was the rough way.”

― Jim Brown

“Two new reports indicate that, under Bush, the Army is overstretched and under enormous strain. The National Guard and reserves have been weakened and we are experiencing numerous recruiting problems.”

― Jim Clyburn

“I was an Army intelligence agent and a veteran during the Cold War, assigned to West Germany. I was the chairman of the National Commission on Homeland Security and Terrorism for the United States for five years. I was a person who has dealt extensively with these homeland security issues. I was a governor during the 9/11 attack.”

― Jim Gilmore

“When I was in the Army, 100 percent of our effort was to really be sharp, and soldiers, we were under live fire all the time.”

― Jim Inhofe

“The Army was always big on Clausewitz, the Prussian; the Navy on Alfred Thayer Mahan, the American; and the Air Force on Giulio Douhet, the Italian. But the Marine Corps has always been more Eastern-oriented. I am much more comfortable with Sun-tzu and his approach to warfare.”

― Jim Mattis

“There are many people who do not know if the U.S. Army has 60,000 men or 6 million. They do not have a clue about that.”

― Jim Mattis

“My father is a retired army captain and banking software salesman, and my mother is an English teacher.”

― Jim Parrack

“With this announcement today, the Army has made it clear what we have known all along – that Fort Riley is truly the crown jewel of the United States Army.”

― Jim Ryun

“We need a defense budget that’s big enough to sustain an increase in the size of the Army.”

― Jim Talent

“My vocation is more in composition really than anything else – building up harmonies using the guitar, orchestrating the guitar like an army, a guitar army.”

― Jimmy Page

“Being part of ‘Raw 1000’ in the same ring with Undertaker and Kane leading an army of young hungry wrestlers was amazing.”

― Jinder Mahal

“My mum is bright, ambitious, well read, political and very bolshie: when my dad was conscripted into the Army and posted to Libya, she convinced some general to let her go with him. I don’t know how she managed it.”

― Jo Brand

“I relate with military families and Gold Star families. Gold Star families are families where somebody didn’t come home. My father died in 1949. He was a flight instructor in the Army Air Corp.”

― Joe Walsh

“Everybody needs to understand that I learned Arabic from the United States Army as a second language. I never spoke it at home.”

― John Abizaid

“The president said nothing about the views of government in regard to the possibility of Carolinas seceding. This however was frequently spoken of by other statesmen at the North. I think they were unanimous in this, that no army would be sent here.”

― John Bachman

“ISIS already has strongholds in Syria, while the Free Syrian Army desperately needs more U.S. assistance.”

― John Barrasso

“Back in Chicago, all we cared about was rock ‘n’ roll and staying out of the army.”

― John Belushi

“It was the king’s army, the king’s people, the king’s taxes; and he who questioned the propriety of the royal prerogative of taking from his people without return or accounting, was reckoned, and felt himself to be, a criminal, guilty of the highest crime of disloyalty.”

― John Buchanan Robinson

“The life of a swarm of bees is like an active and hazardous campaign of an army: the ranks are being continually depleted and continually recruited.”

― John Burroughs

“I thought to myself, Join the army. It’s free. So I figured while I’m here I’ll lose a few pounds.”

― John Candy

“The problem is essentially that of communications to an army in action. After a rapid advance communications become disorganized, and there is a temporary halting until they are again in working order.”

― John Desmond Bernal

“We pay for the navy, and we have no commerce for the navy to protect; we pay for the army, and we loathe and execrate the work upon which it has been engaged.”

― John Edward Redmond

“My dad being an Army officer, I was just born to it. I was raised in a military manner, and it was a given that Army brats went to West Point, so I went to West Point in 1941. And being in the military has been my life.”

― John Eisenhower

“Being exposed to the enlisted Army was an eye-opener. I thought everyone was like me, but the enlisted Army is a constituency of the dispossessed.”

― John Gregory Dunne

“I knew that as a pharmacy student I would obtain military deferment. As I was of Jewish origin, this meant that I would not have to serve in a forced labor unit of the Hungarian army.”

― John Harsanyi

“If you need to do a movie where you have an army of 10,000 soldiers, that’s a very difficult thing to shoot for real. It’s very expensive, but as computer graphics techniques make that cheaper, it’ll be more possible to make pictures on an epic scale, which we haven’t really seen since the ’50s and ’60s.”

― John Knoll

“I was lucky enough myself to have been in Dad’s Army for an episode.”

― John Leeson

“One of the most beautiful things about Britain, apart from the NHS and the free education, is the British Army.”

― John Lydon

“We also very importantly recommend continued growth in the Army and the Marine Corps end strength.”

― John M. McHugh

“The Army’s always had a special place in my heart.”

― John M. McHugh

“The British don’t runaway from terrorism. We have had 30-odd years of terrorism in our own country from the Irish Republican Army. We’re used to it.”

― John Major

“I’m a Navy brat. You find that a lot of stage actors are Army or Navy brats, because they have the ability to make a big impression, make friends, and then leave just a few months later.”

― John Michael Higgins

“I must repeat what I asserted formerly, that unless some happy expedient can be fallen upon to induce the seamen to enter into the service for a longer term than twelve months, it will never be possible to bring them under proper subordination; and subordination is as necessary, nay, far more so in the fleet than in the army.”

― John Paul Jones

“For me the much more significant question is what did the Americans do, if anything, to help the Croatian army, because they are the ones that changed fundamentally the map of Bosnia, not the Bosnian army.”

― John Pomfret

“I was in the Army in the 1960s. I didn’t go to Vietnam. I went to Germany, where I drank beer. But I did have an empathy with the soldiers in Vietnam.”

― John Prine

“In the Army, I was very good at avoiding my job!”

― John Prine

“I was a newspaper editor in the Army, and I know something about the Army PR culture.”

― John Sandford

“Tis not seasonable to call a man traitor, that has an army at his heels.”

― John Selden

“With no other security forces on hand, U.S. military was left to confront, almost alone, an Iraqi insurgency and a crime rate that grew worse throughout the year, waged in part by soldiers of the disbanded army and in part by criminals who were released from prison.”

― John Spratt

“Sectional football games have the glory and the despair of war, and when a Texas team takes the field against a foreign state, it is an army with banners.”

― John Steinbeck

“A doctor today would never prescribe the treatments my grandfather used in the Confederate Army, but a minister says pretty much the same thing today that a minister would have said back then.”

― John Templeton

“I’ve never understood why anyone would want to join the army, but that’s irrelevant. The fact of the matter is that, as long as we go on voting in governments who are prepared to take troops into an illegal war, that army is a necessity.”

― John Tiffany

“I have a fan base eager for more stuff. That makes me more than happy. I know I have an army behind me.”

― Jon Bellion

“Many of our soldiers are stationed at Camp Coyote just south of the Iraqi border. This is how you know we have a strong army, when you can actually tell your enemy exactly where your camp is and what its name is.”

― Jon Stewart

“To defend a country you need an army, but to defend a civilization you need education.”

― Jonathan Sacks

“One just principle from the depths of a cave is more powerful than an army.”

― Jose Marti

“For a head of state presiding over a ruined economy, an active army with its low wages is god-sent: All he’s got to do is provide it with an objective.”

― Joseph Brodsky

“In the Soviet army it takes more courage to retreat than advance.”

― Joseph Stalin

“Everyone imposes his own system as far as his army can reach.”

― Joseph Stalin

“Army: A body of men assembled to rectify the mistakes of the diplomats.”

― Josephus Daniels

“Military rule in Indonesia formally ended in 1998, but the army remains above the law.”

― Joshua Oppenheimer

“I will forever be thankful to the Malawians and international community, and my professional army and army general, who said: ‘No, we will follow the constitution.’ That’s why I’m here.”

― Joyce Banda

“We went from crop to crop, field to field. And my father had that army truck, a 1940s army truck from Fort Bliss, El Paso.”

― Juan Felipe Herrera

“Travelling childhoods are a common theme among actors. Army kids, embassy kids, travelling salesmen, clergy. Thing is, you learn about behaviour, that different places are separated by behaviours which are culturally driven.”

― Julianne Moore

“I grew up all over the world. My father was in the army and was posted to a new place every two and a half years. I have no geographical roots.”

― Juliet Stevenson

“We do make sure that one person doesn’t stand out. But then, we are really unique. We all have our style, so I think we all stand out. We each have our own roles and positions in the band, and then we work together to make sure we all try hard for the Army.”

― Jungkook

“My tattoos… I’d be in the Army right now if I hadn’t got ’em.”

― Kane Brown

“In fact, my mom always told me because I was the daughter of an Army officer born overseas in Paris, France, that under the Constitution she believed that I could never run for president.”

― Karen Hughes

“Around 2005, the Canadian army tapped me to do a dramatization for a series of foresight workshops they’d done. They had stacks of papers and needed it boiled down to something simple enough for a 4-star general to understand. We decided to do it as a story. That’s how I created ‘Crisis in Zefra.’”

― Karl Schroeder

“Then one day I read about a book that said that the church is the only army that shoots its wounded.”

― Keith Miller

“As users flock to Vine, Snapchat and, previously, Instagram, the social platforms are challenged to continue to be the primary provider of these services to the growing army of smartphone users.”

― Keith Teare

“The eventual place the American army should take on the western front was to a large extent influenced by the vital question of communication and supply.”

― Kelly Miller

“The French were generous in giving us assistance in corps and army artillery, with its personnel, and we were confident from the start of our superiority over the enemy in guns of all calibers.”

― Kelly Miller

“The male role models I had all seemed to have been in the military. My father served in the army. My uncle was in the Marine Corps. Both of my grandfathers served in WWII. There weren’t any career soldiers in my family, but when I was young it seemed like a way of arriving at adulthood.”

― Kevin Powers

“Most of the services staff is for the larger corporations, not so much for small and medium businesses because they cannot afford an extensive services army.”

― Kevin Rollins

“I moved from New York to El Paso in 2015, just before my senior year. I was super nervous. My mom, she’s in the Army, and she got stationed at Fort Bliss. We packed everything up and drove all the way to El Paso.”

― Khalid

“An army took on the Union; an army lost. That nation, the Confederate States, lost. And if – that flag – in terms of publicly or state-sponsored things, or local or county or city-sponsored things – should be forever wiped from the memory, because that side lost.”

― Killer Mike

“The idea of the Songun revolution is an idea of giving importance and precedence to military affairs in implementing the masses’ cause of independence, the socialist cause, and pushing ahead with the overall revolution and construction with the revolutionary army as the core force.”

― Kim Jong-un

“The entire Party, the whole army, and all the people should conduct a vigorous forest restoration campaign to make the mountains of the country thick with forests.”

― Kim Jong-un

“The people’s army should always maintain a highly agitated state and be equipped with full fighting readiness so as to smash the enemies with a single stroke if they make the slightest move and achieve the historic cause of the fatherland’s reunification.”

― Kim Jong-un

“When young people are powerful, our Party and People’s Army are powerful, and there is nothing for us to be afraid of.”

― Kim Jong-un

“I’m a patriot… Like my late father who came here and served his country as a member of the U.S. Army.”

― Kimberly Guilfoyle

“Right after I resigned from the Army in 1965, I flew helicopters for oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. I flew personnel from rig to rig, and I’d live on a platform out at sea.”

― Kris Kristofferson

“To do the things that I did, I’m amazed that I had the audacity – like resigning from the Army and becoming a janitor and a songwriter.”

― Kris Kristofferson

“In this respect I expressed my doubts about using the Corps directly on the South coast, to form a bridgehead for the Army – as the area immediately behind the coast was now covered with obstacles. These doubts were accepted by Hitler.”

― Kurt Student

“I have no degree in biochemistry, neither do I have one in mechanical engineering, as the Army saw fit to terminate both courses before they were finished.”

― Kurt Vonnegut

“A chaplain’s assistant is customarily a figure of fun in the American Army.”

― Kurt Vonnegut

“In those days, reserve duty lasted for six years, which, I might add, was three times as long as service in the regular army, although to be perfectly honest, I was unable to fulfill my entire obligation because I was taking acting classes and they said I could skip my last year.”

― Larry David

“I couldn’t be happier that President Bush has stood up for having served in the National Guard, because I can finally put an end to all those who questioned my motives for enlisting in the Army Reserve at the height of the Vietnam War.”

― Larry David

“Even though the National Guard and Army Reserve see combat today, it rankles me that people assume it was some kind of waltz in the park back then.”

― Larry David

“Costa Rica, with its tourist-based economy and lack of a national army, has focused on keeping safe its beaches, parks and other public draws. It is one if the safest countries in Central America based on the number of homicides.”

― Laura Chinchilla

“I think I’ve played a lesbian about five times. The first one was with Helen Baxendale in a drama called ‘The Investigator,’ about the conditions lesbians had to live under in the army in Britain, which was based on a true story.”

― Laura Fraser

“It’s a tough case and the first time Reacher needs to recruit somebody to help him out. He uses a woman he knew in the army she’s a fascinating character.”

― Lee Child

“I think if I had joined the Army early, I would not have been able to appear in the drama ‘Boys over Flowers’ and had such a happy 20s.”

― Lee Min-ho

“Lee Seung-gi before the army and Lee Seung-gi after the army are totally different. Firstly, I’ve matured a lot. I used to feel pressured by a lot of things before fulfilling my military duties. Now, I’m proud that I’ve become more confident.”

― Lee Seung-gi

“This girl at 17 really led an army, this girl at 19 really burned at the stake by her own choice. And you sit there and you want to figure out why did she make these choices? How did she live such a life?”

― Leelee Sobieski

“Week after week, the heads of Red Army Intelligence received updates on the Wehrmacht’s preparations.”

― Leopold Trepper

“In war, the army is not merely a pure consumer, but a negative producer.”

― Lewis Mumford

“For years, the feminists thought of me as an army sergeant. I was too macho for them.”

― Lina Wertmuller

“It is so cool to be able to stand as a witness of Christ and to be able to be proud of it and be part of His army.”

― Lindsey Stirling

“It was 1943. The U.S. had already entered World War II, so I decided to join the army.”

― Lloyd Alexander

“In 1952, when I was 15 and living on Governors Island, which was then First Army Headquarters, I encountered the newly-published ‘The Catcher in the Rye.’ Of course, that book became the iconic anti-establishment novel for my generation.”

― Lois Lowry

“I just can’t imagine anyone in the United States military who would not understand the distinction between a jihadist and a radical Islamist and Muslims. I think that is snobbery from elitists. It goes to the issue, it seems to me, of an orthodoxy, a political correctness that has infiltrated the U.S. Army.”

― Lou Dobbs

“I ended up in the Army Air Corps in the Pacific, operating out of Ayuka field in Hawaii.”

― Louis Zamperini

“I learned how to make an endoscope using a Swiss Army Knife, a cell phone camera, cell phone, and chewing gum.”

― Lucas Till

“Sixteen- and 17-year-olds pay taxes and can join the army, so surely they should in turn be given their right to vote.”

― Lucy Powell

“Annie Lee Moss was a black woman who worked for the Army as a code clerk in the Pentagon. She was identified by an undercover agent of the FBI as a member of the Communist Party. Moss denied it, the Democrats sprang to her defense, and she has been treated ever since as an innocent victim of McCarthy.”

― M. Stanton Evans

“Yes, ISIL is a terror-based insurgent army that seeks to establish a Caliphate, but the group’s actual end goal is far from political: ISIL believes that, through jihad, it will bring about the Day of Judgment. This is not true Islam.”

― Malcolm Nance

“An army without culture is a dull-witted army, and a dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy.”

― Mao Zedong

“Well, my father was in the Army and we traveled quite a bit when I was growing up, and I thought that I would like to have a military career, although I was drawn more towards the Navy.”

― Marc Garneau

“In college I studied ’60s and ’70s radicalism, student activism, forms of political violence, groups like the Weathermen, the Black Panthers, the Symbionese Liberation Army, the New Left.”

― Marisha Pessl

“I think Google should be like a Swiss Army knife: clean, simple, the tool you want to take everywhere.”

― Marissa Mayer

“In the Army, I grew up with this view that you’re asked to do anything that is illegal or immoral or unethical, then that would be the point at which you have to consider resignation, and you’d be willing to do that.”

― Mark Esper

“The Army I grew up in was focused on high-intensity conflict against a peer competitor called the Soviet Union.”

― Mark Esper

“One of the key challenges the military has faced – and the Army, in particular – is defining our requirements and keeping them stable.”

― Mark Esper

“If you talk to any senior Army leaders, you’ll find one, if not all, their children are in the Army.”

― Mark Esper

“At the end of the day, the Army is a standards-based organization.”

― Mark Esper

“Having previously served in the regular Army, National Guard, and Reserve, I understand well the sacrifices our service members, civilians, and their families make to protect this great country.”

― Mark Esper

“I can’t tell you what the Army end strength will be. I know it has to be above 500,000. I know it has to be above 500,000 in the regular Army – and I’ve always said associated growth in the Guard and Reserve.”

― Mark Esper

“You have to give the soldiers, the Army, a clear vision.”

― Mark Esper

“The Army is a big mixing bowl, and we know that we wear one uniform. We identify with one set of Army values. We serve one Constitution, and we see ourselves as one team.”

― Mark Esper

“I was in the Army. I wasn’t trained to lose.”

― Mark Francois

“I’m still a reservist. We have three drilling reservists in the Senate. Senator Graham serves in the Air Force, Senator Brown serves in the Army, and I serve in the Navy.”

― Mark Kirk

“The new Congress needs to move quickly to strengthen the Army and Marines – not to send more troops to Iraq – but to rebuild our capacity to meet national security threats globally.”

― Mark Udall

“I know who Queen Elizabeth represents. I know she’s the head of the British state. I know she has all sorts of titles in relation to different regiments in the British army. She knows my history. She knows I was a member of the IRA. She knows I was in conflict with her soldiers, yet both of us were prepared to rise above all of that.”

― Martin McGuinness

“I never talk about shooting anybody, but I do acknowledge I was a member of the IRA, and as a member of the IRA, I obviously engaged in fighting back against the British army.”

― Martin McGuinness

“The law increasing and organizing the military establishment of the United States has been nearly carried into effect, and the Army has been extensively and usefully employed during the past season.”

― Martin Van Buren

“Hopefully, if I get enough of a fan army together, people will let me write fiction.”

― Mary H.K. Choi

“When I was four years old, my father, who was a colonel in the army, was stationed in Salzburg, Austria. Across the street from our house was an ancient castle on a cliff. So when I first heard fairy tales, I felt as if the magic of ‘Cinderella’ or ‘Sleeping Beauty’ was taking place right in my own neighborhood.”

― Mary Pope Osborne

“Because my father was an army officer, I was told to enter the military school during the war. Luckily or unluckily, one month before the entrance examination, I got polio, which made my right arm numb. It’s still numb.”

― Masatoshi Koshiba

“Sleep is the Swiss army knife of health. When sleep is deficient, there is sickness and disease. And when sleep is abundant, there is vitality and health.”

― Matthew Walker

“I like army boots, I like peasant skirts – sometimes together! So I do know that I have odd taste.”

― Mayim Bialik

“Social media has emboldened an army of online Islamophobes; in the real world, mosques have been firebombed and politicians line up to condemn Muslim terrorism/clothing/meat/seating arrangements.”

― Mehdi Hasan

“I was in the army, and to me it was like a newsreel.”

― Mel Brooks

“There’s an army story in me, and I think there’s a WWII Brooks film somewhere.”

― Mel Brooks

“It may sound a bit like an army barracks, but the truth of the matter is: there must be some time laid aside for arranging, time for working on either a book or an article – I’ve written two articles in the last four months for the New York Times book review section.”

― Mel Torme

“There is an army of the informed wanting to be more informed.”

― Melvyn Bragg

“Lebanon, of course, is a country with great problems. Traditionally, they have religious-national groups or ethnic-national groups. They have the Druses. Even the two Moslem sects, the Sunnis and the Shiites, are apart. Then they have the armed groups. Everybody’s got a private army.”

― Menachem Begin

“On the evening of December 25, General Washington in a most severe season crossed the Delaware with a part of his army, then reduced to less than 2000 men in the whole.”

― Mercy Otis Warren

“General Washington had rather incautiously encamped the bulk of his army on Long Island – a large and plentiful district about two miles from the city of New York.”

― Mercy Otis Warren

“When I was in the Army, the unit I served in, you could never stop. It was a volunteer unit, and there was a fairly high rate of attrition. The people who stayed through are the people who were either great at it or the people who just didn’t know how to stop. And I fell into that second category.”

― Michael Arad

“I know of no government official who would welcome an army of inspectors general combing through four years of emails on their unclassified accounts. That’s why they use government accounts, where the government remains responsible for security, and they don’t mingle personal correspondence with official.”

― Michael Hayden

“My father fought on the side of the Central Powers, as a soldier in the Imperial and Royal Austro-Hungarian Army, my maternal grandfather fought in the British Army, on different sides, and both were so traumatized by the experience that they never talked about it.”

― Michael Korda

“Army Specialist Bradley Manning deserves a medal, not prison.”

― Michael Moore

“The highly skilled workers at Lima have enabled the plant to grow far beyond its original mission, now providing a wide variety of cutting-edge military vehicles and equipment to the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps.”

― Michael Oxley

“All I would say is that I have been honored to serve my country for the past three decades and look forward to serving in other ways now that I am retired from the U.S. Army.”

― Michael T. Flynn

“Just look at the Old Testament. They didn’t go out with the army first. They sent the musicians out.”

― Michael W. Smith

“Prison is a recruitment center for the army of crime. That is what it achieves.”

― Michel Foucault

“I’ll play baseball for the Army or fight for it, whatever they want me to do.”

― Mickey Mantle

“I gave away two dogs years ago because I felt guilty at not being able to give them the time and attention they deserved. I now regularly feed an army of squirrels and wild birds around our house.”

― Mike Farrell

“It is absolutely bedrock to the British Army’s philosophy that a commanding officer is responsible for what goes on within his command.”

― Mike Jackson

“My Dad was from Liverpool, and he picked it up in the army. He’d often come out with this stuff.”

― Mike Myers

“When I served in the Army, along the Iron Curtain we had a word for a person who absconds with information and provides it to another nation: traitor. We also had a name for a person who chooses to reveal secrets he had personally promised to protect: common criminal.”

― Mike Pompeo

“I am a West Point graduate and an Army veteran.”

― Mike Pompeo

“Think about your immune system as being an army, and it’s fighting infection.”

― Mikhail Varshavski

“Every friend of freedom must be as revolted as I am by the prospect of turning the United States into an armed camp, by the vision of jails filled with casual drug users and of an army of enforcers empowered to invade the liberty of citizens on slight evidence.”

― Milton Friedman

“In 1993, I joined the Croatian army. I was a radio telegraphist.”

― Mirko Cro Cop

“I was in the army, and I had given up the thought of being a composer.”

― Mitch Leigh

“I love Christmas. Frosty the Snowman, peace on Earth and mangers, Salvation Army bell ringers and reindeer, the movie ‘Meet Me in St. Louis,’ office parties and cookies.”

― Mo Rocca

“For a country boy, poor as I was, whose constant worry was to be able to have enough to eat, the Army guaranteed one’s survival.”

― Mo Yan

“When I say, ‘I am supporting the police or the army,’ I am talking about the army in general and the police in general. In general, those institutions are good institutions.”

― Mohammed Morsi

“When I was in school, I used to go to the Pangode army camp, a stone’s throw away from where I was staying in Mudavanmugal in Poojapura, just to watch the army parade.”

― Mohanlal

“We have been under military rule since 1952, when a group of army officers overthrew Egypt’s monarchy and ended Britain’s occupation of the country. But that only replaced an external occupation with an internal one, in which favored sons of the armed forces replaced their uniforms with suits, a move meant to create a semblance of civilian rule.”

― Mona Eltahawy

“I took Beetle home thinking that after the Korean War was over, I would have to take him out of the Army. I thought, well, what am I going to do with him?”

― Mort Walker

“The people who were against the Vietnam War thought I was attacking the Army. The guys in the Army thought I was representing their experiences. I was on both sides, and I survived.”

― Mort Walker

“The frustration of being ordered around by somebody to do something – everyone can relate to that. I think Beetle represents that – the common man caught in that morass of rules and regulations. I don’t even think of it as an army strip… it’s a world anyone can understand.”

― Mort Walker

“Beetle is the embodiment of everybody’s resistance to authority, all the rules and regulations which you’ve got to follow. He deals with it in his own way. And in a way, it’s sort of what I did when I was in the Army. I just oftentimes did what I wanted to do.”

― Mort Walker

“It was in our power to set high price for our blood, a price too high for the Arab community, the Arab army, or the Arab governments to think it worth paying.”

― Moshe Dayan

“Curious people who have become accustomed to think that one cannot sustain the moral of the army without giving it the freedom to shed blood from time to time.”

― Moshe Sharett

“From when I was a young boy, I read books on weapons and tanks and combat. I was so interested in the army.”

― MS Dhoni

“As soldiers in Israel’s army, one of the most grueling training regimens we had to endure was a long march while carrying a comrade on a stretcher.”

― Naftali Bennett

“The police and the army do their job honestly and sincerely. They are devoted to the country.”

― Nana Patekar

“With a strong foundation in scripted programming firmly established by ‘Army Wives’ and ‘Drop Dead Diva,’ Lifetime is aggressively expanding its drama series development plate with powerful programs from creative auspices who have strong pedigrees in producing stand-out programming.”

― Nancy Dubuc

“The army is the true nobility of our country.”

― Napoleon Bonaparte

“An army marches on its stomach.”

― Napoleon Bonaparte

“I can say with pride that I have a brother who served with distinction in the Indian Army.”

― Naseeruddin Shah

“When my brother came home from NDA (National Defence Academy), I felt, ‘Wow, I should like to wear that uniform.’ But I didn’t want to join the army.”

― Naseeruddin Shah

“Just as the 99% of Soviet citizens who supported the Soviet regime in 1985 was no indication of what the people inside the USSR really thought, the army of true believers that we think we see in the Arab world is an illusion.”

― Natan Sharansky

“The government’s only functions are to protect the rights of the individual; therefore, you need a police force and an army.”

― Neil Peart

“I started out just as Elvis was going into the army, Jerry Lee Lewis married his 14-year-old cousin, and Little Richard became a priest.”

― Neil Sedaka

“The first song is called ‘London.’ It’s about two Russian soldiers who desert the Russian army and escape to London, where they indulge in a life of crime.”

― Neil Tennant

“I got active in this business of politics and self-government in 1958 when my father, who was serving in the U.S. Army, took us to the battlefield of Verdun.”

― Newt Gingrich

“When I was in the army, there were four times that I was wounded. I also got more than 30 wounds on my body, and my injuries were ranked on the second rank of invalids. The first rank is the most severe. So, that means that I had lost more than 60 per cent of working capability.”

― Nguyen Tan Dung

“My brother joined the Army. He served multiple tours in Iraq and now lives in Texas with his family.”

― Nico Santos

“For all the failures of naval, air and army defense, the men who died at Pearl Harbor and in the Philippines would not die in vain.”

― Nigel Hamilton

“My father had risen in the British Army under the revolutionary aegis of General Montgomery, who was mad about training for battle, not muddling into disaster.”

― Nigel Hamilton

“My dad was in the Indian Army. He died in a terrorist attack in Kashmir in 1994. After that, my mum and I settled in Noida. I went to Delhi Public School in Noida and then to Shri Ram College of Commerce in Delhi University. It was in college that I realised I wanted to be on the stage and in front of the camera.”

― Nimrat Kaur

“An army environment is very protected, a walled city kind of environment, where everybody has the same income, you have the same birthday parties, you are given return gifts – everything is the same. Everybody is moving up at the same pace.”

― Nimrat Kaur

“I do Y7 Yoga; I take a lot of Akin’s Army classes, soul cycle, boot camps, tone house, SLT, boxing. I do everything.”

― Nina Agdal

“Major reforms include optimisation of the Signals establishments, restructuring of repair echelons, redeployment of ordnance echelons, better utilisation of supply and transport echelons, besides closure of military farms, and Army postal establishments in peace locations.”

― Nirmala Sitharaman

“By very conservative estimates, Turkish repression of Kurds in the 1990s falls in the category of Kosovo. It peaked in the early 1990s; one index is the flight of more than a million Kurds from the countryside to the unofficial Kurdish capital, Diyarbakir, from 1990 to 1994, as the Turkish army was devastating the countryside.”

― Noam Chomsky

“Obama did organize a great large number of people and many enthusiastic people, what’s called in the press ‘Obama’s Army.’ But the army is supposed to take instructions, not to implement, to introduce, develop programs and call on its own candidate to implement them. That’s critical.”

― Noam Chomsky

“In 1945, when the Second World War technically ends in Poland, the incoming Soviet army liberates some groups of people but begins to oppress the general population, in some ways more harshly than it had happened before.”

― Norman Davies

“I first came across the Anders Army story by accident. When I first went to live in Oxford in the 1960s, I discovered that some of my close neighbours had been on the Anders trail.”

― Norman Davies

“I may have made my reputation as a general in the Army and I’m very proud of that. But I’ve always felt that I was more than one-dimensional.”

― Norman Schwarzkopf

“I may have made my reputation as a general in the Army, and I’m very proud of that. But I’ve always felt that I was more than one-dimensional. I’d like to think I’m a caring human being.”

― Norman Schwarzkopf

“I owe everything to the army.”

― Norman Wisdom

“I’ve been extremely lucky having been in the army when I was a boy of fourteen.”

― Norman Wisdom

“Born in poverty, he will take supreme power. He will bankrupt the country. Raising an army in the Milanese marches, he will drain Faenza and Florence of gold and people.”

― Nostradamus

“Franco will bring the army from Castille. The ambassador will complain, causing a schism. Rivera’s men will be part of the force. The great man will be denied entry to the gulf.”

― Nostradamus

“My older brother, who was in the Army, now owns his own building company. My half-sister was a nurse and is now a psychotherapist.”

― Olivia Colman

“When I was at school, I wanted to join the army. At college, I started acting in college plays, and it became a kind of addiction. I was very shy when I was at school, but the plays seemed to give voice to my feelings.”

― Om Puri

“I think it’s important for us to have a rule that if a system is really an AI bot, it ought to be labeled as such. ‘AI inside.’ It shouldn’t pretend to be a person. It’s bad enough to have a person calling you and harassing you, or emailing you. What if they’re bots? An army of bots constantly haranguing you – that’s terrible.”

― Oren Etzioni

“One of the few benefits of being a journalist is that you’re not in the Army.”

― P. J. O’Rourke

“My dad was a supplier to the army and was not a very well-off person.”

― Parineeti Chopra

“Beijing cannot sit by and let her North Korean ally be bombed, nor can it allow U.S. and South Korean forces to defeat the North, bring down the regime, and unite the peninsula, with U.S. and South Korean soldiers sitting on the Yalu, as they did in 1950 before Mao ordered his Chinese army into Korea.”

― Pat Buchanan

“I am one of the million or more male residents of the United Kingdom, who a year ago had no special yearning towards military life, but who joined the army after war was declared.”

― Patrick MacGill

“They called themselves an army. They were planning on recruiting more armies. They were planning on splitting up and forming smaller cells and going into different areas, recruiting more members and just growing until they had started a full scale war in this country.”

― Patty Hearst

“I very much wanted to live in Paris when I was in the army, and I was quite determined to. I could have become a dress designer: Dior was willing to take me on as an assistant, but he did not have an immediate vacancy.”

― Paul Johnson

“We were pretty good mates until the Beatles started to split up and Yoko came into it. It was more like old army buddies splitting up on account of wedding bells.”

― Paul McCartney

“There are no fans more rabid or devoted than KISS fans. KISS fans are what all other fans are measured against. That’s how it came to be known as the KISS Army.”

― Paul Stanley

“In spite of certain distressing but isolated occurrences in the last battle, I certainly hoped that the Army would be in a position to continue to hold out.”

― Paul von Hindenburg

“Keeping a relatively small, predominantly U.S. Special Forces presence in Afghanistan to continue to train the Afghan army past December 2016 is a wise policy that would benefit both Afghans and Americans.”

― Peter Bergen

“President-elect Donald Trump has a host of national security challenges to deal with as he assumes office, from the resurgence of the Taliban in Afghanistan to the grinding Syrian civil war to the flexing of Russian muscles under President Vladimir Putin to how to deal with ISIS as the terrorist army retreats in Iraq.”

― Peter Bergen

“It is in Pakistan’s own interest that the Afghan army is able to fight effectively against the Taliban, which is more likely if they continue to have American advisers at their side.”

― Peter Bergen

“Nor should the U.S. military be forced to remain in Iraq essentially as an army for one side of a civil war.”

― Peter DeFazio

“The ICRC did not see Nazi Germany for what it was. Instead, the organization maintained the illusion that the Third Reich was a ‘regular partner,’ a state that occasionally violates laws, not unlike any army during World War II, occasionally using illegal means and methods of warfare.”

― Peter Maurer

“Ancient recipients of instant news probably couldn’t do very much about it, for instance. Xerxes would still need three months to get his army together, and he might not get home for years.”

― Peter Singer

“No-one will protect us unless we learn to protect us ourselves… Our army should become one of the elites of Ukrainian society… The word ‘general’ should not be associated with the word ‘corruption’ but the word ‘hero.’”

― Petro Poroshenko

“A Jew without Jews, without Judaism, without Zionism, without Jewishness, without a temple or an army or even a pistol, a Jew clearly without a home, just the object itself, like a glass or an apple.”

― Philip Roth

“For me personally, as I said, I want to serve my country. I’ve done it once, and I’m still in the army, I feel as though I should get the opportunity to do it again.”

― Prince Harry

“Gandhi held no formal position of authority. Nor was there an organized army standing behind him. What he did have were his core beliefs and the audacity to speak truth to power.”

― Punit Renjen

“I am proud of all Army personnel serving in Siachen who are leaving no stone unturned to defend our motherland.”

― Rajnath Singh

“I am indebted to the Indian Army, from my birth till now; I have grown and imbibed the indomitable spirit of this fighting force.”

― Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

“If I learned anything from the Army, it was about being able to get things done, no matter how tough the assignment, and it served me later in life.”

― Ralph H. Baer

“I played pretend games as a kid, army, whatever, but I never wanted to be an actor.”

― Ray Liotta

“WikiLeaks published the Afghan War Logs and U.S. diplomatic cables stolen from a classified network by an Army private.”

― Rebecca MacKinnon

“My dad was career Army.”

― Reg E. Cathey

“I grew up on army bases all over the world, but I’m from Alabama.”

― Reg E. Cathey

“I served in the Army. I worked at blue-collar jobs. I washed dishes and bused tables.”

― Richard Cohen

“If you told me back in my Army days that I could have bought the same weapon that I had been using in training, I would not have believed it.”

― Richard Cohen

“In ‘The Birth of a Nation,’ Griffith made audiences see the Civil War through his eyes – the eyes of the son of a colonel in the Army of the Confederacy.”

― Richard Corliss

“If I wanted to be Rimbaud, what was I doing in graduate school? Trying to stay out of the army, of course. Graduate study gave me a draft deferment. But I also knew I lacked erudition and polish and was often sunk in forlorn reveries.”

― Richard Elman

“I don’t think you’re going to be seeing the U.S. employing large army divisions to deal with small terrorist groups again. I don’t think they’re going to be occupying foreign nations in order to dry up terrorist groups within them. I think that lesson has been learned.”

― Richard Engel

“The U.S. spent years and years and billions of dollars to build the Iraqi army only to watch it collapse and hand over so many of its weapons.”

― Richard Engel

“For eight years, you had the Bush administration with a very interventionist policy, driving into world affairs, driving primarily into the Islamic world, army first or fist first.”

― Richard Engel

“Lebanon does not have a powerful army.”

― Richard Engel

“The U.S. spent billions of dollars to build a secular, professional national Iraqi army but failed because, despite all the U.S.-supplied guns, tanks and planes, the Iraqi military fell apart when challenged by a band of terrorists.”

― Richard Engel

“The United States encouraged Iraqis to rise up after Saddam Hussein’s army was driven out of Kuwait. Washington assumed Saddam was weak after losing the 1991 Gulf War. Iraqis rose up, but Saddam’s troops killed thousands – Iraqis say tens of thousands – in a counter-offensive.”

― Richard Engel

“You know, actually, I went to Yale because I wanted to stay out of the army.”

― Richard Foreman

“All through the night, like the tumult of a river when it races between the cliffs of a canyon, in my sleep I could hear the steady roar of the passing army.”

― Richard Harding Davis

“I spent 24 years in the United States Army.”

― Richard Ojeda

“Because the pop industry is cruel, if you don’t do everything the label wants you to do, it has an army of other people waiting to do it.”

― Rick Astley

“I was born in Munich, and my father was stationed in Salzburg. For the first three years of my life, I lived in Austria back when the American Army was still in Austria. I grew up subsequently in posts around the country around veterans.”

― Rick Atkinson

“American audiences tend to underappreciate the British, but 240 years ago they were us: They were the most powerful nation on Earth. Their mercantile empire spanned the planet. They had the most potent and experienced army and navy the world had ever seen.”

― Rick Atkinson

“The American army between world wars after World War I had virtually disintegrated. It was a very small force, given largely to practicing cavalry charges on western outposts.”

― Rick Atkinson

“The spring of 1942 was given over to a very impassioned, strategic debate about where we should first attack in counterpunching against the Germans and Italians. The British argued very persuasively on the part of Winston Churchill, prime minister, that this was a very green American Army, green soldiers, green commanders.”

― Rick Atkinson

“That was a pretty fine Army that we had in 1965. By 1973, it was in tatters. It was a disgrace to the country and to itself, to its own heritage, really. So it’s, you know, the Army belongs to all 307 million of us. It is our common possession, it’s our common heritage. As goes the Army, so goes the republic.”

― Rick Atkinson

“I was going to get drafted, but I didn’t really want to go into the Army.”

― Rick James

“Racial rhetoric has been entwined with government from the start, all the way back to when the enemy was not Obamacare but the Grand Army of the Republic (and further in the past than that: Thomas Jefferson, after all, was derided as ‘the Negro President’).”

― Rick Perlstein

“Walter Mayer was a hero at a Salvation Army home fire in Cincinnati.”

― Ring Lardner

“BTS fans – the ‘ARMY’ – tell us about their feelings, failures, passions, and struggles all the time.”

― RM

“In the Second World War, they’re talking about the Japanese traitors and putting them into concentration camps. But companies like DuPont had factories in Germany turning out stuff for the German Army.”

― Rob Walton

“Many a person who started out to conquer the world in shining army has ended up just getting along. The horse got tired, the army rusty. The goal was removed and unsure.”

― Robert A. Cook

“I pretty much spent my twenties as a musician and taking acting classes. I loved it. I was at UCLA getting As and Bs in English and creative writing, basically trying to stay out of the Army. All I really wanted to do was play music.”

― Robert David Hall

“To get me in to the Army underage, my mother signed me in saying that my birth certificate was lost in a fire in Nashville, so I got in underage. I was 16. She did because I begged her to do it.”

― Robert Downey Sr.

“When I got out of the Army, I started writing the usual ‘Catcher in the Rye’ imitations, and then I wrote something that was done Off-Off Broadway in a theater. It was called ‘What Else Is There?’ and it was four or five people playing missiles in a silo waiting to take off.”

― Robert Downey Sr.

“Seeing your name on the list for KP or guard duty when you’re in the Army is like reading a bad review.”

― Robert Duvall

“I have been up to see the Congress and they do not seem to be able to do anything except to eat peanuts and chew tobacco, while my army is starving.”

― Robert E. Lee

“When I was at Cambridge in the early fifties, there was a school nearby for training Army officers in Russian, and some imaginative genius came up with the idea of putting on Russian plays with the students to improve their language skills.”

― Robert Gottlieb

“It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.”

― Robert H. Schuller

“Philosophers are people who do violence, but have no army at their disposal, and so subjugate the world by locking it into a system.”

― Robert Musil

“The East India Company’s domination of the Indian economy was based on its private army.”

― Robert Trout

“If they are really persuaded that the army is annually established by me, that I have the sole disposal of posts and honours, that I employ this power in the destruction of liberty and the diminution of commerce, let me awaken them from their delusion.”

― Robert Walpole

“Constant rotation, based on a 19th century Army model, prevents spouses from putting down roots and gaining meaningful deployment.”

― Robert Wilkie

“Those who served, and those who continue to serve in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard took an oath to uphold and protect the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic, and we can never forget the importance of their commitment to our Nation.”

― Robin Hayes

“My husband is a former Air Force pilot and my son is an active duty Army surgeon, recently returned from Iraq, so my pride in our military is passionate… and personal.”

― Robyn Carr

“As many will remember, a respected Army Corps economist filed a whistleblower complaint about the Corps’ use of faulty data to justify lock and dam expansion.”

― Ron Kind

“In 1982, Israel began an invasion across its northern border, seeking to root out elements of the Palestine Liberation Organization. The Israeli military wreaked destruction all the way up to Beirut and forced the P.L.O. out of Lebanon. It also defeated the Syrian Army and, particularly, the Air Force wherever it engaged them.”

― Ronen Bergman

“In Israel’s short history, army commanders and the heads of the intelligence agencies have often advocated the use of force and in many cases showed contempt for the law and human rights. Political leaders have typically been more measured.”

― Ronen Bergman

“My movement is ‘Rose Army.’”

― Rose McGowan

“Somebody was telling me about the French Army rifle that was being advertised on eBay the other day – the description was, ‘Never shot. Dropped once.”

― Roy Blunt

“Now what do you get in the Army? Bad helmets and Basra. Your guns don’t work and everyone hates you when you come back.”

― Rupert Everett

“The old saying, ‘An army marches on its stomach’ has never been more true than in film and television. If it’s good, cheerful, and exciting and full of great yummy things, then everyone does really well. If it’s the opposite, it’s very disappointing.”

― Rupert Friend

“My mother wanted me to join the Indian army, as the army was seen as a decent and respectable career to have. I shocked my mother by telling her that I wanted to be a writer.”

― Ruskin Bond

“I first saw ‘West Side Story’ on stage in 1958. I was in the army, having been conscripted while under contract to MGM. I caught the musical in New York, fell in love with it, bought the album, and memorised the whole thing.”

― Russ Tamblyn

“Few remember that the battle of Rorke’s Drift was fought on the same day that the British Army suffered its most humiliating defeat at nearby Isandlwana.”

― Saul David

“History tells us that a general can move and feed an army as efficiently as he likes, but the real litmus test is the battlefield.”

― Saul David

“By the time Napoleon abandoned his army to its fate in Poland – arriving back in Paris on 5 December – it numbered fewer than 10,000 effectives. It was a disaster from which he would never recover.”

― Saul David

“By Vietnam, the Jeep had given way to the helicopter, and it is hard to imagine a modern army fighting a war without this supremely adaptable workhorse.”

― Saul David

“It sometimes seems that the only plan the Israeli government has for the Palestinians is for them to sit quietly while Israel does whatever takes its fancy, equipped with its army, with laws it promulgated, and with courts it established.”

― Sayed Kashua

“When the Georgian army started this assault against the sleeping city of Tskhinvali, the Georgian peacekeepers, serving in one contingent with their Russian friends, joined the army and started killing the Russian comrades in arms.”

― Sergei Lavrov

“We provide transit facilities, we cooperate in equipping the Afghan army and security forces with arms and helicopters, we cooperate in training officers for law enforcement agencies.”

― Sergei Lavrov

“You cannot defeat Islamic State with airstrikes only. It’s necessary to cooperate with ground troops, and the Syrian army is the most efficient and powerful ground force to fight the Islamic State.”

― Sergei Lavrov

“The biggest thing I take away from the Army is that work ethic and being able to focus and put your eyes on a goal.”

― Shaggy

“Business is not a spiritual matter, and my business decisions are not based on spiritual considerations. When I founded the Essence of Life, a project aimed at teaching tolerance and respectful dialogue, the person appointed to head it was Irit Atzmon, a former colonel in the army. Can anything be more down-to-earth than that?”

― Shari Arison

“If we can take Harry Reid out, we can take our country back. I’m not here to preach to the choir. I’m here to organize the army.”

― Sharron Angle

“Somewhere along the line, a concert became a variety show. It was no longer enough for four dudes to play together in front of some guitar amps. Costume changes, an army of dancers, and Broadway theatrics suddenly became standard for a ‘concert.’”

― Shawn Amos

“Pakistani nation and Pak Army have written a new history of bravery and valor against terrorism.”

― Shehbaz Sharif

“I joined the army as a private. I was offered a rank at that time, but I refused. I preferred to remain a private. First of all, I wasn’t taken by ranks, and before I knew it, they put me in the most sensitive positions anyway.”

― Shimon Peres

“I loved the Army as an institution and loathed every single thing it required me to do.”

― Simon Raven

“How long was I in the army? Five foot eleven.”

― Spike Milligan

“There is only one Army in which you serve. When that identity is gone, it is gone forever.”

― Stanley A. McChrystal

“One of the problems we currently have is there hasn’t been in the population any serious engagement with the ethics of war because we have an all-volunteer army. I would think the return to the draft would be an intervention that would require discussion that might be more helpful in terms of our ability to limit war.”

― Stanley Hauerwas

“By the late 1970s, repression and economic chaos were causing increasing unrest throughout Latin America. Army strongmen were forced to cede power in Peru, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Ecuador, Bolivia, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and the Dominican Republic.”

― Stephen Kinzer

“In the 1980s, the U.S. Army invaded two Caribbean countries, Grenada and Panama, to depose leaders who had defied Washington.”

― Stephen Kinzer

“The withdrawal of more than half a million Russian troops and dependents from Germany since 1991 is described by historians as ‘the biggest pullout ever by an army not defeated in battle.’”

― Stephen Kinzer

“Human Rights Watch wants Rwandans to be able to speak freely about their ethnic hatreds, and to allow political parties connected with the defeated genocide army to campaign freely for power.”

― Stephen Kinzer

“I was in a peacetime army. It was like something out of a Le Carre novel: studying the habits of your enemy. It was very exciting. It’s interesting living life as a civilian, then on Friday night you’re parachuting into a foreign country.”

― Steve Truglia

“The army did what Milosevic’s regime asked of it, which was to create a ‘Greater Serbia’.”

― Stjepan Mesic

“My father-in-law was once Chairman of Military Affairs in the Senate, the latter part of the Wilson Administrations. He knew a lot about and was fond of the Army.”

― Stuart Symington

“But the Air Force was sort of a bastard child of the Army, much like the Marines with the Navy. Everything had to be done over by the Army after it had already been done by the Air Corps, a mess.”

― Stuart Symington

“No matter what, our American Army is so big, and we are so very thankful to them.”

― Suga

“He will win whose army is animated by the same spirit throughout all its ranks.”

― Sun Tzu

“Victory usually goes to the army who has better trained officers and men.”

― Sun Tzu

“Secret operations are essential in war; upon them the army relies to make its every move.”

― Sun Tzu

“Of all those in the army close to the commander none is more intimate than the secret agent; of all rewards none more liberal than those given to secret agents; of all matters none is more confidential than those relating to secret operations.”

― Sun Tzu

“It is only the enlightened ruler and the wise general who will use the highest intelligence of the army for the purposes of spying, and thereby they achieve great results.”

― Sun Tzu

“Debt is such a powerful tool, it is such a useful tool, it’s much better than colonialism ever was because you can keep control without having an army, without having a whole administration.”

― Susan George

“She doesn’t do the things heroines are supposed to. Which is rather Jane Austen’s point – Fanny is her subversive heroine. She is gentle and self-doubting and utterly feminine; and given the right circumstances, she would defy an army.”

― Susanna Clarke

“My father was in the Army and we moved around a lot, and one of my favorite places was the library.”

― Suzan-Lori Parks

“The way that people dress makes them part of an army, dressed in their own uniform, determined to do something.”

― Suzy Menkes

“At 21, I discovered repression and injustice. The army would shoot students with real bullets.”

― Tahar Ben Jelloun

“I love the Army with every bone in my body.”

― Tammy Duckworth

“When I joined the U.S. Army Reserve in 1992, there were no female four-star generals. I still remember the day in 2008 when a woman first achieved that rank.”

― Tammy Duckworth

“I think back to the 1990s, when I joined the Army, and all those peacetime years that we had, thinking, ‘Will we ever go into combat?’”

― Tammy Duckworth

“I had 12 years in the Army before I ever faced combat.”

― Tammy Duckworth

“I was so proud when I was commissioned into the Army.”

― Tammy Duckworth

“I spent twenty years in the Army; of course it’s going to color the things I talk about. If anyone spends twenty years doing anything, that’s going to play a part in who you are as a human being.”

― Tammy Duckworth

“My dad was in the Army, so what was happening internationally and nationally was always important to my family.”

― Tamron Hall

“I didn’t know a thing about Oxford and had never been to Britain. My father suggested it because in 1939 he had been about to take up a place at Wadham College, but the war broke out, and he joined the Army instead.”

― Tariq Ali

“As long as the Pentagon bankrolls the Pakistan army to fight its wars, and NATO troops remain in Afghanistan, there will be quarrels, charges of infidelity, a reduction in the household allowance, perhaps a separation – but a divorce? Never.”

― Tariq Ali

“The ‘army camp’ that coordinates the agencies of our brain is vulnerable, both in itself and from within. In effect, he who can know and master its functioning and psychology from outside can become twice its master.”

― Tariq Ramadan

“Howard Hughes was able to afford the luxury of madness, like a man who not only thinks he is Napoleon but hires an army to prove it.”

― Ted Morgan

“In the 1960s, my first-generation immigrant parents were gifted the olive branch of a blue British passport when working for the British Army in Cyprus. It completely transformed the Paphitis story.”

― Theo Paphitis

“The prosperity of a nation requires the protection of a senate. Hereafter a national senate may require the protection of a national army.”

― Thomas Francis Meagher

“None but an armed nation can dispense with a standing army. To keep ours armed and disciplined is therefore at all times important.”

― Thomas Jefferson

“I go to each job and open my little briefcase up, and I take out the things that I have or I know. It might be a Swiss army knife, a quart of milk and a ruler. That might be all I can bring to it, but that’s what I have.”

― Thomas Kail

“An army of principles can penetrate where an army of soldiers cannot.”

― Thomas Paine

“As one of the first editors at ‘Outside’ magazine in 1975, it was my contention that most American writing going back to James Fennimore Cooper and then through Twain up to Hemingway had been outdoor writing. At that time, adventure writing meant stuff like ‘Saga’ or ‘Argosy.’ ‘Death Race with the Jungle Leper Army!’ That kind of thing.”

― Tim Cahill

“In 1736, Bakhchisaray had been burned to the ground by the Russians, and when Catherine II’s army completed the conquest of the peninsula in 1783, the last khan, Sahin Giray, took refuge in Turkey, where he was eventually executed.”

― Tim Cope

“I will complete my second term, but I have made no decision as to my plans after Congress except that I will continue in public service, including as a lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve.”

― Tim Griffin

“I received my draft notice right after graduation from college and had three months before going into the Army in September to think about it.”

― Tim O’Brien

“In Iraq and Afghanistan, our soldiers signed up intentionally. That’s a huge difference from the largely conscripted army of my era.”

― Tim O’Brien

“What do you do when you get a draft notice and you think a war is wrong? And I struggled with that for months prior to my being inducted into the army, and I’m still struggling with it, 40 years later.”

― Tim O’Brien

“I didn’t know whether to join the army or go to art college.”

― Timothy Spall

“I’ve been lucky from my earliest memory on. I happened to be born to the right parents, and the lives we led – working class, migratory – suited my personality. I had an adventurous mindset, and we lived on an Army base, then in South Dakota – it was a dynamic environment.”

― Tom Brokaw

“The Sudanese army has retaken some towns. The people there are all living in caves because the Sudanese army is shelling their villages.”

― Tom Catena

“There’s been a lot of disappointments with the Iraqi army, no doubt about that. Some units have performed well, especially their special operations units. But a lot of their units have not.”

― Tom Cotton

“I joined the army after 9/11, after the Iraq war was started. I joined in part because I wanted to go fight on the front lines.”

― Tom Cotton

“Against the wishes of my family, I gave up my legal career, and I volunteered for the Army. I became an infantryman. I went to Iraq and Afghanistan.”

― Tom Cotton

“The Army has carried the American ideal to its logical conclusion. Not only do they prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, creed and color, but also on ability.”

― Tom Lehrer

“My father was in the army, and you know not to talk about things on the telephone that you wouldn’t want to hear transmitted.”

― Tom Parker Bowles

“My father was often away with the army, or in London, but mum did a lot of the cooking. She never liked cakes – not baking. Meat. Fish. That’s what she did.”

― Tom Parker Bowles

“Napoleon’s plan was for his army to arrive in Egypt not as conquerors but liberators. Landing in Aboukir Bay on July 1, 1798, the French captured Alexandria the next day, overcoming the surprised Mamelukes – the despotic local rulers – with a combination of modern artillery and infantry tactics.”

― Tom Reiss

“I didn’t even graduate from high school. I’ve never told anybody that before. I got my degree later, when I was in the army.”

― Tommy Lasorda

“Well the war lasted for three months, from April of 1994 until the Tutsi army, the exiles as it were, gained control of the country and then it stopped.”

― Tony Greig

“My dad was in the Army, and we moved, I think, eight times before I was in the seventh grade. We landed in Tallahassee when my dad retired from the Army and started working for the state.”

― Tony Hale

“My biological mother made my clothes or bought my clothes from Salvation Army or Goodwill.”

― Tonya Harding

“Diplomacy between a powerful, victorious army and a side that’s losing doesn’t really work well.”

― Toomas Hendrik Ilves

“I accept everything which is favorable for the people and the army; for myself, I wish to live in retirement.”

― Toussaint Louverture

“God is building an army all over the place, in Hollywood as well. So it feels good to be a part of it.”

― Trai Byers

“Nine Inch Nails is like building an army to go conquer. We build it, then we play, and we have to play so much to validate building it, financially. It leads to getting burn-out because a tour that would be fun if it lasted three weeks has to last 15 weeks.”

― Trent Reznor

“If I was a CIA front company, what would I want to be able to do? Well, I would want to be able to land at military airfields as a civilian, so there’s got to be some document that the Air Force or the Army has that would list all the civilian aircraft that are cleared to land at military bases.”

― Trevor Paglen

“In my day, when I was a young kid, army duty was compulsory in South Africa or you go to jail. I had the choice, so I spent a year in the entertainment unit, and outside of doing shows – and I used to write for, arrange for the big band – outside of doing that, I actually had a rock band in the army.”

― Trevor Rabin

“I grew up poor, but I didn’t really know it because of amazing places like the Salvation Army where we got a lot of our Christmas presents from.”

― Trey Songz

“I’ve always said drag queens are like Swiss Army knives. Most come from having to take $50-a-show pay and doing their own costume, wig, music and jokes.”

― Trixie Mattel

“An Israeli soldier is raised on values of respecting human life, and they don’t change their values when they turn 18 and enter the army.”

― Tzipi Livni

“There is the worldview of Greater Israel, the worldview of settlements: to send citizens to live in those places. That’s not about security; that’s not about the army. That’s about an ideology that believes we need to stay in all of the Land of Israel. I don’t share that ideology.”

― Tzipi Livni

“What I really learned in the army was how to be a pacifist.”

― Utah Phillips

“The army should go back to their assigned duties, and police should take the responsibility of fighting the cartels.”

― Vicente Fox

“One can resist the invasion of an army but one cannot resist the invasion of ideas.”

― Victor Hugo

“I love writing. Given a choice, after directing for all these years, and if given an army of talented directors, I would not direct at all.”

― Vikram Rohit Shetty

“A European army must protect the continent from two sides, from the east and from the south, in terms of protecting against terrorism and migration.”

― Viktor Orban

“If I feel strongly about something, I don’t bother what will people say, especially when it is about the country and the Army. But my cricketer friends are all politically correct when they tweet.”

― Virender Sehwag

“No one doubts that poison gas was used in Syria. But there is every reason to believe it was used, not by the Syrian Army, but by opposition forces to provoke intervention by their powerful foreign patrons, who would be siding with the fundamentalists.”

― Vladimir Putin

“Military police is very timely for our army.”

― Vladimir Zhirinovsky

“My great-grandfather fought with the Colonial Army in New England in the American Revolution.”

― W. E. B. Du Bois

“My parents came from working-class, small-peasant, farm-labourer backgrounds and had made the grade during the fascist years; my father came out of the army as a captain.”

― W. G. Sebald

“My father was not really a presence for me. He was away; he was in the German army.”

― W. G. Sebald

“When I was about eighteen, I saw myself as a rather sensitive, delicate, poetic, romantic figure. And then I got into the Civilian Conservation Corps and into the army, and I started smoking and drinking and being tough and getting muscles, and I had a whole different image of myself.”

― Walter Matthau

“Working for the screen is almost like being in the Army: you set your mind to it, and you do it.”

― Walter Matthau

“Indecision is a virus that can run through an army and destroy its will to win or even to survive.”

― Wendell Mayes

“Over all our happy country – over all our Nation spread, Is a band of noble heroes – is our Army of the Dead.”

― Will Carleton

“Those Muslims in America’s army that stand with the Constitution, I support them, and I think we all have to.”

― William G. Boykin

“One of the main reasons America should re-elect President Obama is that he is still committed to cooperation. He appointed Republican Secretaries of Defense, the Army and Transportation. He appointed a Vice President who ran against him in 2008.”

― William J. Clinton

“I always dreamt of becoming an artist in Paris. Thanks to the Army, it happened.”

― William Klein

“Never try to take a fortified hill, especially if the Army on top is bigger than you are.”

― William Reddington Hewlett

“When I was in the Army, I read a book by Adlai Stevenson. He said law was as noble as saving a person’s life. So at one point, I felt that way too.”

― William Sanderson

“He belonged to that army known as invincible in peace, invisible in war.”

― William Tecumseh Sherman

“An Army is a collection of armed men obliged to obey one man. Every change in the rules which impairs the principle weakens the army.”

― William Tecumseh Sherman

“If you don’t have my army supplied, and keep it supplied, we’ll eat your mules up, sir.”

― William Tecumseh Sherman

“Green vegetables are something that fascinate chefs; the ability to keep vegetables green. How do we keep them green? What makes them green? Why are they green? And then that sort of army green. Why do they go from bright vibrant electric green to army green, and how can we avoid that?”

― Wylie Dufresne

“A Persian army being then subject to great inconveniences, for their horses are tied and generally shackled to prevent them from running away, and if an alarm happens, a Persian has the housing to fix, his horse to bridle, and his corslet to put on before he can mount.”

― Xenophon

“Israel has a fantastic film industry, and many times we are known for our political films or films that have to do with the army. I love the fact that we can show that there are films coming out of Israel that are just for fun.”

― Yael Grobglas

“Roc Nation has an army. I’m happy because this is what I needed. I have the music, but they have the muscle.”

― Yandel

“In reference to the Army and Navy, lately employed with so much distinction on active service, care shall be taken to insure the highest condition of efficiency; and in furtherance of that object, the Military and Naval Schools, sustained by the liberality of Congress, shall receive the special attention of the Executive.”

― Zachary Taylor

“My duty to the army and to the republic whose battles we were waging forbade me assuming a position of seeming hostility to any portion of the brave men under my command.”

― Zachary Taylor

“According to the official version of history, CIA aid to the Mujahadeen began during 1980, that is to say, after the Soviet army invaded Afghanistan, 24 Dec 1979.”

― Zbigniew Brzezinski

“In my proper character, I am an officer of the United States Army.”

― Zebulon Pike

“How can we make sure that Confucianism is to be practiced? One must enforce it with power, and to have power, one must have a strong army.”

― Zhang Zhidong
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