A Quote by Elbridge Gerry on army, destruction, government, liberty, military, order, and people

What, Sir, is the use of a militia? It is to prevent the establishment of a standing army, the bane of liberty. Whenever governments mean to invade the rights and liberties of the people, they always attempt to destroy the militia, in order to raise an army upon their ruins.

Elbridge Gerry

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A Quote by Edward Everett Hale on army, education, and liberty

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

Edward Everett Hale (1794 - 1865)

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A Quote by General Dwight David Eisenhower on army


The sergeant is the Army.

Dwight Eisenhower (1890 - 1969)

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A Quote by Douglas Jerrold on army


And with Cæsar to take in his hand the army, the empire, and Cleopatra, and say, "All these will I relinquish if you will show me the fountain of the Nile."

Douglas Jerrold (1803 - 1857)

Source: New England Reformers.

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A Quote by Dorothy Parker on army and path


On Isadora Duncan: There was never a place for her in the ranks of the terrible, slow army of the cautious. She ran ahead, where there were no paths.

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

Source: New Yorker, 1928.

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A Quote by Dora Russell on army, incompetence, laws, marriage, and police

Marriage laws, the police, armies and navies are the mark of human incompetence.

Dora Russell (1894 - 1986)

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A Quote by Desiderius Erasmus on army


They may attack me with an army of six hundred syllogisms; and if I do not recant, they will proclaim me a heretic.

Desiderius Erasmus (c.1466 - 1536)

Source: The Praise of Folly, 1509

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A Quote by Peter "Dale" Wimbrow, Sr. on army, beginning, church, goals, god, good, honor, men, religion, virtue, and path

My Church, and My Creed You ask me "what is my religion"? Now what if I say I have None? You'll be wrongly impressed, And unduly distressed So wait - I have only begun. My creed in the sense that you mean it, Has no single symbol, or sign. Big, impressive, or small, There is good in them all, So perhaps Your religion is mine. My doctrine is any that stands for The honor and virtue of men. For whatever we preach, We're all striving to reach A mutual goal in the end. My church is the one that is nearest Wherever I happen to be. The place where men go Their devotion to show, Is good - and sufficient for me. What matters the Name on the mileposts That stand by the path you have trod? If the pathway leads UP Then at last you shall sup With the infinite army of God.

Dale Wimbrow (1895 - 1954)

Source: grateful memory of the author, Dale Wimbrow.

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A Quote by Cory Evangeline Booth on army, colors, god, history, poverty, salvation, service, and suffering

Hardship, unbelief, suffering and poverty have not stopped our soldiery from rendering their service to God and man. The Salvation Army is a great empire, an empire without a frontier made up of a tangle of races, tongues and colors such as never before in all history gathered together under one flag.

Cory Evangeline Booth (1865 - 1950)

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A Quote by Cordell Hull on army, conquest, defense, effort, military, planning, security, surprises, time, and war

Secretary of State under Roosevelt, testifying before the Joint Committee on the Investigation of the Pearl Harbor Attack in regard to remarks he had made to the War Council on November 28, 1941. I emphasized that in my opinion the Japanese were likely to break out at any time with new acts of conquest and that the matter of safeguarding our national security was in the hands of the Army and the Navy. With due deference I expressed my judgement that any plans for our military defense should include an assumption that the Japanese might make the element of surprise a central point in their strategy and also might attack at various points simultaneously with a view to demoralizing efforts of defense and of coordination.

Cordell Hull (1871 - 1955)

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