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A Quote by Edmund Burke on ability, doctors, execution, imagination, leisure, meditation, military, nature, peace, planning, politics, society, study, time, and war

"War," says Machiavelli, "ought to be the only study of a prince;" and by a prince he means every sort of state, however constituted. "He ought," says this great political doctor, "to consider peace only as a breathing-time, which gives him leisure to contrive, and furnishes ability to execute military plans. "A meditation on the conduct of political societies made old Hobbes imagine that war was the state of nature.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

Source: A Vindication of Natural Society. Vol. i. p. 15.

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A Quote by Dean Acheson on military

Washington is like a self-sealing tank on a military aircraft. When a bullet passes through, it closes up.

Dean Acheson (1893 - 1971)

Source: The Wise Men, by Walter Isaacson and Evan Thomas, 1986.

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A Quote by Daniel Webster on company, conquest, earth, glory, military, possessions, power, principles, purpose, questions, and suffering

On this question of principle, while actual suffering was yet afar off, they [the Colonies] raised their flag against a power to which, for purposes of foreign conquest and subjugation, Rome in the height of her glory is not to be compared,-a power which has dotted over the surface of the whole globe with her possessions and military posts, whose morning drum-beat, following the sun, and keeping company with the hours, circles the earth with one continuous and unbroken strain of the martial airs of England.

Daniel Webster (1782 - 1852)

Source: Speech, May 7, 1834. Webster's Works. Boston. 1857, P. 110.

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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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A Quote by Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord on men, military, seriousness, and war

War is much too serious a thing to be left to military men.

Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Perigord (1754 - 1838)

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A Quote by Charles de Gaulle on military and people

I have against me the bourgeois, the military and the diplomats, and for me, only the people who take the Métro.

Charles de Gaulle (1890 - 1970)

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A Quote by Bill of Rights on military, people, and security

A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Bill Rights

Source: Constitution of the United States of America, Amendment II, 1791

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A Quote by Bill Bradley on day, democracy, individuality, interest, liberty, military, needs, people, and politics

We need to get beyond the politics of the moment, the deficit of the hour, the military count of the day, the numbers that rarely shape events. Our long-term interests must be in people and in the values of democracy and individual liberty.

Bill Bradley (1943 -)

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on entertainment, innocence, military, and popularity

RIOT, n. A popular entertainment given to the military by innocent bystanders.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on army, congress, and military

REAR, n. In American military matters, that exposed part of the army that is nearest to Congress.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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