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    • #117958
      First Sergeant
      Moderator

        Over the years I have saved a shitload(official measurement) of quotes from different sources.

        I am going to use this thread to post some of them. You wont get one everyday, someday you may get more than one.

        If I know the original source I will post the name with the quote.

        To begin with:

        “The world ends when you’re dead. Until then, you got more punishment in store……stand it like a man, and give some back”

        “I start fighting a war, I guarantee you’ll see something new.”
        Captain Mal Reynolds

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      • #117990
        pixelman
        Participant

          Great idea, thank you!

        • #118027
          Civilianresponder
          Participant

            Nice! :good:

          • #118037
            RobM
            Participant

              Great idea. I appreciate you doing this.

            • #118061
              Healthhokie
              Participant

                “A sucking chest wound is God’s way of telling you to slow down”

              • #118083
                wheelsee
                Participant

                  1st Rules (with followups) as relayed to a rookie (me)

                  1st rule in trauma – “all bleeding eventually stops” >> “let it be from what you did versus running out of the red stuff”

                  1st rule in ED medicine – “all patients lie” >> “go where the evidence leads”

                  1st rule in medicine – “be quiet and listen doctor, the patient is trying to tell you what’s wrong”

                  1st rule in rescue – personal “don’t become the victim”, on-scene “try before you pry”

                  1st rule in firefighting – “put the wet stuff on the red stuff” (for those not familiar, ya gotta get to the seat of the fire, not just the flames)

                  1st rule on SWAT (on entries) – “clear your f$$$ing corners” (RIP Ron Dean)

                • #118118
                  First Sergeant
                  Moderator

                    “It’s a bit morbid but if you’re going to Hell, travel first class.
                    If the system means to eat you, make sure it chokes.”

                    Colonel Kurtz; “We train young men to drop fire on people but their commanders won’t allow them to write FUCK on their airplanes because it’s obscene.”

                    “Put the boys in, and may God forgive me for the order.” General John C. Breckinridge CSA, (Former VP of the United States) at the Battle of New Market when he sent the cadets from VMI into battle.

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                  • #118120
                    hellokitty
                    Participant

                      This May be my favorite thread.

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                    • #118137
                      Healthhokie
                      Participant

                        “Nothing wrong with shooting as long as the right people get shot”

                        “A man’s got to know his limitations”

                        –Dirty Harry

                      • #118199
                        SeanT
                        Keymaster

                          “Argue for your limitations and sure enough, they’re yours”
                          –Richard David Bach

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                        • #118245
                          gatlinggun
                          Participant

                            “If all else fails, I will retreat up the valley of Virginia to plant my flag on the Blue Ridge, and rally around the Scotch-Irish of that region, and make my last stand for liberty amongst a people who will never submit to tyranny whilst there is a man left to draw a trigger.” – George Washington (written while at Valley Forge)

                          • #118693
                            First Sergeant
                            Moderator

                              “Anybody that’s ever grunted for more than a minute knows the three best things on the planet are a poncho liner, a dry t shirt and dry socks.”

                              The old infantry/engineer saying, “Obstacles are only effective when covered by fire.”

                              “All I need a soldier to do is be able to put a ruck on his back and walk till I say we stop”

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                            • #118698
                              hellokitty
                              Participant

                                “You might be a firefighter if you had to extricate someone by cutting the car doors off on one side and realized there was nothing wrong with the doors on the other side.”

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                              • #118699
                                hellokitty
                                Participant

                                  Forgot this one
                                  “All fires go out eventually.”

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                                • #118797
                                  wesmc
                                  Participant

                                    “The world ends when you’re dead. Until then, you got more punishment in store……stand it like a man, and give some back”

                                  • #118862
                                    First Sergeant
                                    Moderator

                                      “But by men with the hearts of Vikings, and the simple faith of a child;”
                                      Robert Service

                                      “Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit upon his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.”
                                      H.L. Mencken

                                      “War is no pastime; it is no mere joy in daring and winning, no place for irresponsible enthusiasts. It is a serious means to a serious end.”
                                      Carl von Clausewitz

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                                    • #118866
                                      BradyBunch
                                      Participant

                                        “Mike, we’ll find out exactly what’s wrong with you at the post-mortem. Until then, get the hell out of my office”

                                        My Doctor

                                      • #118873
                                        Jim Tom
                                        Participant

                                          “Alright Privates! You better chew that corn real good! I don’t want it going waste!” DS Ritter – Ft. Jackson

                                        • #119019
                                          wheelsee
                                          Participant

                                            The tragedy of modern war is that the young men die fighting each other – instead of their real enemies back home in the capitals.
                                            -Edward Abbey

                                            Any single man must judge for himself whether circumstances warrant obedience or resistance to the commands of the civil magistrate; we are all qualified, entitled, and morally obliged to evaluate the conduct of our rulers. This political judgment, moreover, is not simply or primarily a right, but like self-preservation, a duty to God. As such it is a judgment that men cannot part with according to the God of Nature. It is the first and foremost of our inalienable rights without which we can preserve no other.
                                            – John Locke

                                          • #119061
                                            First Sergeant
                                            Moderator

                                              “In Orbe Terrum Non Visi”

                                              “Keiner sieht uns kommen. Keiner weiß, daß wir da sind. Und wenn unsere Mission beendet ist, gibt es keinen Beweis dafür, daß wir jemals da waren.”

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                                            • #119309
                                              Andrew
                                              Participant

                                                Non Sibi Sed Patriae — “Not for self, but for country.”

                                                “A government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take everything you have.”
                                                ― Barry Goldwater

                                                “I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue!”
                                                ― Barry Goldwater

                                                To coexist with communism on the same planet is impossible. Either it will spread, cancer-like, to destroy mankind, or else mankind will have to rid itself of communism (and even then face lengthy treatment for secondary tumors).
                                                Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

                                                “And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?… The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If…if…We didn’t love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation…. We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.”

                                                ― Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn , The Gulag Archipelago 1918–1956

                                              • #119310
                                                Andrew
                                                Participant

                                                  El que sabe mas, vale mas. He who knows more is worth more.

                                                  Hombre preparado, vale por dos. A prepared man is worth two.

                                                • #120078
                                                  First Sergeant
                                                  Moderator

                                                    “Infantrymen, however well-trained and well-armed, however resolute, however ready to kill, remain erratic agents of death. Unless centrally directed, they will choose, perhaps badly, their own targets, will open and cease fire individually, will be put off their aim by the enemy’s return fire, will be distracted by the wounding of those near them, will yield to fear or excitement, will fire high, low or wide.”

                                                    “The consolidation of the states into one vast empire, sure to be aggressive abroad and despotic at home, will be the certain precursor of ruin which has overwhelmed all that preceded it.”
                                                    – Robert E. Lee

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                                                  • #120257
                                                    gatlinggun
                                                    Participant

                                                      I like the quote from Robert E. Lee that First Sergeant posted.

                                                      General Lee called it correctly.

                                                    • #120284
                                                      First Sergeant
                                                      Moderator

                                                        It is high time for me to put an end to your sitting in this place, which you have dishonored by your contempt of all virtue, and defiled by your practice of every vice.

                                                        Ye are a factious crew, and enemies to all good government.

                                                        Ye are a pack of mercenary wretches, and would like Esau sell your country for a mess of pottage, and like Judas betray your God for a few pieces of money.

                                                        Is there a single virtue now remaining amongst you? Is there one vice you do not possess?

                                                        Ye have no more religion than my horse. Gold is your God. Which of you have not bartered your conscience for bribes?
                                                        Is there a man amongst you that has the least care for the good of the Commonwealth?

                                                        Ye sordid prostitutes have you not defiled this sacred place, and turned the Lord’s temple into a den of thieves, by your immoral principles and wicked practices?

                                                        Ye are grown intolerably odious to the whole nation. You were deputed here by the people to get grievances redressed, are yourselves become the greatest grievance.

                                                        Your country therefore calls upon me to cleanse this Augean stable, by putting a final period to your iniquitous proceedings in this House; and which by God’s help, and the strength he has given me, I am now come to do.

                                                        I command ye therefore, upon the peril of your lives, to depart immediately out of this place.
                                                        Go, get you out! Make haste! Ye venal slaves be gone! So! Take away that shining bauble there, and lock up the doors.

                                                        In the name of God, go!

                                                        Oliver Cromwell’s Rump Parliament Ejection speech London, England
                                                        20 April 1653

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                                                      • #120293
                                                        Andrew
                                                        Participant

                                                          “One useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three is a congress.” John Adams

                                                        • #122482
                                                          First Sergeant
                                                          Moderator

                                                            While not a quote that can fit here, I suggest you follow the link and read this.

                                                            I have been a fan of Robert Heinlein for a long time,

                                                            https://www.baen.com/Chapters/1439133417/1439133417___4.htm

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                                                          • #122483
                                                            First Sergeant
                                                            Moderator

                                                              “The most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing to lose.”
                                                              – James A. Baldwin

                                                              NOT FOR FAME OR REWARD
                                                              NOT FOR PLACE OR FOR RANK
                                                              NOT LURED BY AMBITION
                                                              OR GOADED BY NECESSITY
                                                              BUT IN SIMPLE
                                                              OBEDIENCE TO DUTY
                                                              AS THEY UNDERSTOOD IT
                                                              THESE MEN SUFFERED ALL
                                                              SACRIFICED ALL
                                                              DARED ALL — AND DIED

                                                              FILO
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                                                              Je ne regrette rien
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                                                            • #122506
                                                              trailman
                                                              Participant

                                                                “I have been a fan of Robert Heinlein for a long time”

                                                                Same here, one of my favorites

                                                                I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.

                                                                Robert A. Heinlein

                                                              • #122511
                                                                JC
                                                                Participant

                                                                  “The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be.” ~Socrates

                                                                  “You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence is not an event – it is a habit.”
                                                                  ~Aristotle

                                                                  “A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.”
                                                                  ~Confucius

                                                                  “It is our choices… that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”
                                                                  ~ J.K. Rowling (as ‘spoken’ by Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter & ?)

                                                                  “Men’s natures are alike, it is their habits that carry them far apart. “
                                                                  ~Confucius

                                                                  “When we see persons of worth, we should think of equaling them; when we see persons of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.”
                                                                  ~Confucius

                                                                  “Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.” ~Confucius

                                                                • #122518
                                                                  hellokitty
                                                                  Participant

                                                                    “I would rather die a thousand deaths than surrender.”

                                                                    “I like whiskey. I always did, and that is why I never drink it.”

                                                                    “My trust is in the mercy and wisdom of a kind Providence, who ordereth all things for our good.”

                                                                    and sadly

                                                                    “You see what a poor sinner I am, and how unworthy to possess what was given me; for that reason it has been taken away.”
                                                                    — Robert E. Lee

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                                                                  • #122525
                                                                    Healthhokie
                                                                    Participant

                                                                      A business quote I use in my talks but has universal application:

                                                                      “Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.”
                                                                      —-Jim Rhone

                                                                    • #124857
                                                                      First Sergeant
                                                                      Moderator

                                                                        No man escapes when freedom fails.
                                                                        and good men rot in filthy jails,
                                                                        and those who cried appease, appease
                                                                        are hanged by those they tried to please.

                                                                        George Hiram Mann
                                                                        1872-1955

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                                                                        Je ne regrette rien
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                                                                      • #124866
                                                                        Andrew
                                                                        Participant

                                                                          No man escapes when freedom fails.
                                                                          and good men rot in filthy jails,
                                                                          and those who cried appease, appease
                                                                          are hanged by those they tried to please.

                                                                          George Hiram Mann
                                                                          1872-1955

                                                                          Sounds like a forceast of things to come.

                                                                          • #124955
                                                                            First Sergeant
                                                                            Moderator

                                                                              It does.

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                                                                          • #125788
                                                                            First Sergeant
                                                                            Moderator

                                                                              “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.” Eric Bonhoeffer

                                                                              “To send men to the firing squad, judicial proof is unnecessary. These procedures are an archaic bourgeois detail.” Che Guevara

                                                                              “I will hang the first man I can lay my hand on engaged in such treasonable conduct, upon the first tree I can reach.”
                                                                              –President Andrew Jackson

                                                                              “Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit upon his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.” H.L. Mencken

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                                                                            • #125799
                                                                              wheelsee
                                                                              Participant

                                                                                If you tolerate evil, you yourself are evil.

                                                                                Col Hugo Martinez, Commander Search Bloc

                                                                              • #125861
                                                                                Andrew
                                                                                Participant

                                                                                  – In 1967, Polish mercenary Rafal Ganowicz was asked what it felt like to take human life, “I wouldn’t know, I’ve only ever killed Communists”

                                                                                • #126446
                                                                                  First Sergeant
                                                                                  Moderator

                                                                                    Always mystify, mislead, and surprise the enemy, if possible; and when you strike and overcome him, never let up the pursuit so long as your men have strength to follow; for an army routed, if hotly pursued, becomes panic-stricken, and can then be destroyed by half their number. The other rule is, never fight against heavy odds, if by any possible maneuvering you can hurl your own force on only a part, and that the weakest part of your enemy and crush it. Such tactics will win every time, and a small army may thus destroy a large one in detail, and repeated victory will make it invincible. – Stonewall Jackson

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                                                                                  • #126447
                                                                                    First Sergeant
                                                                                    Moderator

                                                                                      Gentlemen,

                                                                                      Whilst marching from Portugal to a position which commands the approach to Madrid and the French forces, my officers have been diligently complying with your requests which have been sent by H.M. ship from London to Lisbon and thence by dispatch to our headquarters.

                                                                                      We have enumerated our saddles, bridles, tents and tent poles, and all manner of sundry items for which His Majesty’s Government holds me accountable. I have dispatched reports on the character, wit, and spleen of every officer. Each item and every farthing has been accounted for, with two regrettable exceptions for which I beg your indulgence.

                                                                                      Unfortunately the sum of one shilling and ninepence remains unaccounted for in one infantry battalion’s petty cash and there has been a hideous confusion as the the number of jars of raspberry jam issued to one cavalry regiment during a sandstorm in western Spain. This reprehensible carelessness may be related to the pressure of circumstance, since we are war with France, a fact which may come as a bit of a surprise to you gentlemen in Whitehall.

                                                                                      This brings me to my present purpose, which is to request elucidation of my instructions from His Majesty’s Government so that I may better understand why I am dragging an army over these barren plains. I construe that perforce it must be one of two alternative duties, as given below. I shall pursue either one with the best of my ability, but I cannot do both:

                                                                                      1. To train an army of uniformed British clerks in Spain for the benefit of the accountants and copy-boys in London or perchance.

                                                                                      2. To see to it that the forces of Napoleon are driven out of Spain.

                                                                                      Your most obedient servant,

                                                                                      Wellington

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                                                                                    • #128019
                                                                                      RobM
                                                                                      Participant

                                                                                        Came across this and thought is was pretty neat

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                                                                                        SeanT
                                                                                        Keymaster

                                                                                          Gentlemen,

                                                                                          Whilst marching from Portugal…

                                                                                          This one is awesome.

                                                                                        • #128032
                                                                                          wildbill
                                                                                          Participant

                                                                                            “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.” ― Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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