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A Quote by Groucho Marx on intelligence and military

Military intelligence is a contradiction in terms.

Groucho Marx (1895 - 1977)

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A Quote by Georges Clemenceau on justice, military, and music

Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.

Georges Clemenceau (1841 - 1929)

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A Quote by Georges Clemenceau on military, seriousness, and war

War is much too serious a matter to be entrusted to the military.

Georges Clemenceau (1841 - 1929)

Source: French Proverb

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A Quote by George Washington on government, liberty, and military

Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.

George Washington (1732 - 1799)

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A Quote by George Mason on america, day, future, military, parliament, people, and resolution

When the resolution of enslaving America was formed in Great Britain, the British Parliament was advised by an artful man, who was governor of Pennsylvania, to disarm the people; that it was the best and most effectual way to enslave them; but that they should not do it openly, but weaken them, and let them sink gradually. . . . I ask, who are the militia? They consist of now of the whole people, except a few public officers. But I cannot say who will be the militia of the future day. If that paper on the table gets no alteration, the militia of the future day may not consist of all classes, high and low, and rich and poor. . . .

George Mason

Source: 1788, During Virginia’s ratification convention for the U.S. Constitution

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A Quote by George Mason on military and people

I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people. . . . To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.

George Mason

Source: 1788, During Virginia’s ratification convention for the U.S. Constitution

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A Quote by General George Catlett Marshall on military, power, and spirituality

Military power wins battles, but spiritual power wins wars.

George Marshall (1880 - 1959)

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A Quote by Eugene Victor Debs on children and military

I would no more teach children military training than teach them arson, robbery, or assassination.

Eugene Victor Debs (1855 - 1926)

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A Quote by Ernest K. Gann on engineering, honesty, military, and needs

If we slide into one of those rare moments of military honesty, we realize that the technical demands of modern warfare are so complex a considerable percentage of our material is bound to malfunction even before it is deployed against a foe. We no longer waste manpower by carrying the flag into battle. Instead we need battalions of electronic engineers to keep the terrible machinery grinding.

Ernest K. Gann

Source: The Black Watch

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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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