Quotes


Persistence in one opinion has never been considered a merit in political leaders.
--Marcus Tullius Cicero

All bad precedents began as justifiable measures
--Gaius Julius Caesar

If you must break the law, do it to seize power:
in all other cases observe it.
--Gaius Julius Caesar

Say not always what you know,
but always know what you say.
--Claudius

Consider how much more you often suffer from your
anger and grief, than from those very things for which
you are angry and grieved.
--Mark Antony

A man should be upright, not be kept upright
--Marcus Aurelius

Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact.
Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth
--Marcus Aurelius

When a thing is done, it's done. Don't look back.
Look forward to your next objective
--General George C. Marshall

Discipline strengthens the mind so that it becomes impervious
to the corroding influence of fear
--Field Marshal Bernard L. Montgomery

Don't tell people how to do things, tell them what to do
and let them surprise you with their results
--General George S. Patton

In war, you win or lose, live or die -
and the difference is just an eyelash
--General Douglas MacArthur

I appeal to you as a soldier to spare me the humiliation
of seeing my regiment march to meet the enemy and I not share its dangers
--General George A. Custer

The way to win an atomic war is to make certain it never starts
--General Omar N. Bradley

There are no extraordinary men... just extraordinary circumstances
that ordinary men are forced to deal with
--Admiral William Halsey

You win battles by knowing the enemy's timing, and using a timing
which the enemy does not expect
--Miyamoto Musashi

It doesn't take a hero to order men into battle.
It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle
--General Norman Schwarzkopf