army

A Quote by Orson Scott Card on army, feeling, good, leadership, pain, and thought

At first he thought he felt bad because he was afraid of leading an army, but it wasn't true. He knew he'd make a good commander. He felt himself wanting to cry. He hadn't cried since the first few days of homesickness after he got here. He tried to put a name on the feeling that put a lump in his throat and made him sob silently, however much he tried to hold it down. He bit down on his hand to stop the feeling, to replace it with pain. It didn't help.

Orson Scott Card

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A Quote by General H. Norman Schwarzkopf on age, army, commitment, country, life, love, people, retirement, seriousness, soldiers, and time

From the time I was twelve years old until I retired last year at the age of fifty-seven, the Army was my life. I loved commanding soldiers and being around people who had made a serious commitment to serve their country.

Norman Schwarzkopf (1934 -)

Source: Schwarzkopf’s autobiography, It Doesn’t Take A Hero.

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A Quote by Noah Webster on america, army, body, congress, execution, force, injustice, inspiration, jealousy, justice, laws, military, oppression, people, perception, power, and superiority

Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretence, raised in the United States. A military force, at the command of Congress, can execute no laws, but such as the people perceive to be just and constitutional; for they will possess the power, and jealousy will instantly inspire the inclination, to resist the execution of a law which appears to them unjust and oppressive.

Noah Webster (1758 - 1843)

Source: An Examination of the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution (Philadelphia 1787).

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A Quote by Napoléon Buonaparte (Napoléon I) on army

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An army marches on its stomach.

Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 - 1821)

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A Quote by Napoléon Buonaparte (Napoléon I) on army, books, guidance, ideas, life, maxims, power, and soul

The Bible is not merely a book-it is a living power. . . . Nowhere as in the Bible can be found such a series of beautiful ideas and admirable maxims which pose before us like the battalions of a celestial army. . . . The soul can never go astray while it has this book for its guide.

Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 - 1821)

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A Quote by Muhammad Ali on army

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Explaining why he refused induction into the Army. I ain't got no quarrel with them Viet Congs.

Muhammad Ali (1942 -)

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A Quote by Milton Friedman on army, cooperation, direction, and economics

Fundamentally, there are only two ways of coordinating the economic activities of millions. One is central direction involving the use of coercion - the technique of the army and of the modern totalitarian state. The other is voluntary cooperation of individuals - the technique of the marketplace.

Milton Friedman (1912 - 2006)

Source: Capitalism and Freedom, 1962

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A Quote by Mark Twain on animals, army, buddhism, catholicism, cats, chaos, christianity, dogs, foolishness, friendship, learning, life, peace, salvation, simplicity, and truth

Man is the Reasoning Animal. Such is the claim. I think it is open to dispute. Indeed, my experiments have proven to me that he is the Unreasoning Animal . . . In truth, man is incurably foolish. Simple things which other animals easily learn, he is incapable of learning. Among my experiments was this. In an hour I taught a cat and a dog to be friends. I put them in a cage. In another hour I taught them to be friends with a rabbit. In the course of two days I was able to add a fox, a goose, a squirrel and some doves. Finally a monkey. They lived together in peace; even affectionately. Next, in another cage I confined an Irish Catholic from Tipperary, and as soon as he seemed tame I added a Scotch Presbyterian from Aberdeen. Next a Turk from Constantinople; a Greek Christian from Crete; an Armenian; a Methodist from the wilds of Arkansas; a Buddhist from China; a Brahman from Benares. Finally, a Salvation Army Colonel from Wapping. Then I stayed away for two whole days. When I came back to note results, the cage of Higher Animals was all right, but in the other there was but a chaos of gory odds and ends of turbans and fezzes and plaids and bones and flesh-not a specimen left alive. These Reasoning Animals had disagreed on a theological detail and carried the matter to a Higher Court.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

Source: Mark Twain, Letters from the Earth, A Fawcett Crest Book, Greenwich, Conn., 1962

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A Quote by Mao Tse-tung on army, gold, happiness, laughter, and mountains

The Long March The Red Army is not afraid of hardship on the march, the long march. Ten thousand waters and a thousand mountains are nothing. The Five Sierras meander like small waves, the summits of Wumeng pour on the plain like balls of clay. Cliffs under clouds are warm and washed below by the River Gold Sand. Iron chains are cold, reaching over the Tatu River. The far snows of Minshan only make us happy and when the army pushes through, we all laugh. October 1935

Mao Tse-tung (1893 - 1976)

Source: The Poems of Mao Tse-tung, Harper & Row

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A Quote by Mao Tse-tung on army, fishing, mountains, poetry, and world

Peitaho Heavy rains fall on Yuyen, the northland kingdom of swallows. White pages of rain envelop the sky, and fishing boats off the Island of the Emperor Chin disappear on the ocean. Which way have they gone? More than a thousand years ago the mighty emperor Tsao Tsao cracked his whip and drove his army against the Tartars. He left us a poem: "Let us move east to the Stone Mountains." Today we still shiver in the autumn gale, in desolate winds, yet another man is in the world. Summer 1954

Mao Tse-tung (1893 - 1976)

Source: The Poems of Mao Tse-tung, Harper & Row

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