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copied en masse from barfcom so forgive if i miss a couple swear words here and there.

Out of every 100 men, ten shouldn’t even be there,
Eighty are just targets,
Nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle.
Ah, but the one,
One is a warrior,
And he will bring the others back.

— Heraclitus

"on the plains of hesitation lie the blackened bodies of countless millions who, at the dawn of victory, sat down to rest, and resting died."- Adlai E. Stevenson

"They can eat a cold bowl of fuck if they don't like it."––-contractor in Iraq during a protracted firefight, when told some of the occupants of the building whose roof he was fighting from objected to his presence.

In heaven all the interesting people are missing.
-Friedrich Nietzsche


Be the hammer not the nail.

Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
-George S. Patton

A good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week. (In other words, "What now, LT?")
-George S. Patton

The essence of life is struggle, and its goal is domination. There are higher goals and deeper meanings, but they exist only within the mind of man. The reality of life is war.
-Lovret

After the train had been captured by 150 Boers, the last four men, though completely surrounded and with no cover, continued to fire until three were killed, the fourth wounded. On the Boers asking the survivor the reason why they had not surrendered, he replied, 'Why, man, we are the Gordon Highlanders.'
- Lord Kitchener, telegram from Pretoria to Edward VII (10 August 1901)

Unattributed:
Train hard, for the day will come.

Don’t anticipate outcome. Await the unfolding of events. Remain in the moment.

There is a time for peace and talk and reason; and then, at long last, and only with sadness of heart and mournful admission that all your wisdom and words have failed, you must go kill you some motherfuckers and set some of their shit on fire.

“It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly . . . who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who have never known victory nor defeat."
-Theodore Roosevelt

Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats.
H. L. Mencken

"We have four boxes used to guarantee our liberty; the soap box, the ballot box, the jury box and the cartridge box."

-Theodore Roosevelt


"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving
safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in
sideways - a cocktail in one hand - a smoke in the other - body thoroughly
used up, totally worn out, and screaming - WOO HOO!? What a ride!"

Paul Smith

Were it not for the Brave, there would be no Land of the Free.

"I've never lived closer to danger, but I've never felt safer. I've never felt more confident, and people could spot it from a mile away. And as for this, the violence? I gotta be honest - it grew on me. Once you've taken a few punches and realize you're not made of glass, you don't feel alive unless you're pushing yourself as far as you can go." Green Street Hooligans

"The only difference between genius and insanity is success"

May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. - General George Patton

"Sometimes it is not enough to do our best––we must do what is
required."
-Sir Winston Churchill

"The noblest fate that a man can endure is to place his own mortal body between his
loved home and war's desolation."

"Without a sign his sword the brave man draws,
And asks no omen but his country’s cause."

"The patriot volunteer, fighting for country and his rights, makes the most reliable soldier
on earth."
-Thomas J. Jackson

Infantry-We are the military's version of the Boy Scouts...
But with automatic weapons and no adult supervision.

War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of
moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The
person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important
than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free
unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.
-John Stewart Mill

"Nitrous Oxide is like a hot girl with STD's, you wanna hit it but your afraid of the consequences!"

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" hold my beer and watch this"
- anonymous *******

"you ain't gonna believe this s**t"
-same anonymous *******
 

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"In peace there's nothing so becomes a man As modest stillness and humility: But when the blast of war blows in our ears, Then imitate the action of the tiger; Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood, Disguise fair nature with hard-favour'd rage; Then lend the eye a terrible aspect."
 

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"In peace there's nothing so becomes a man As modest stillness and humility: But when the blast of war blows in our ears, Then imitate the action of the tiger; Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood, Disguise fair nature with hard-favour'd rage; Then lend the eye a terrible aspect."
Shakespear, nice.

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"In peace there's nothing so becomes a man As modest stillness and humility: But when the blast of war blows in our ears, Then imitate the action of the tiger; Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood, Disguise fair nature with hard-favour'd rage; Then lend the eye a terrible aspect."
Henry V, Act III scene I. Very apt play; one of his best. Should be required reading for ANYONE looking to enlist as to the ethics of war and politics. Sadly, with some of the recruits I've seen lately, I'm not sure they can even understand the dialouge :cantlook:
 

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"Semper En Excrementum Sole Profundum Qui Variat" Unknown soldier



I'm always in the shit, it's only the depth that varies!
 

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Know thy enemy and know thyself, find naught in fear for 100 battles. Know thyself but not thy enemy, for every victory, you will know a defeat. Know thy enemy but not thyself, wallow in defeat every time.

The general who advances without coveting fame and retreats without fearing disgrace, whose only thought is to protect his country and do good service for his sovereign, is the jewel of the kingdom.

To fight and conquer in all our battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
-- Sun Tzu

Cowards die many times before their actual deaths.
--Julius Caesar

Since it is difficult to join them together, it is safer to be feared than to be loved when one of the two must be lacking.
--Niccolo Machiavelli

Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more, you should never wish to do less.
--Robert E. Lee

That is not dead which can eternal lie, / And with strange aeons, even death may die.
--Howard Phillips Lovecraft
 

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Personal favorite... "You can take my rifle ... when you pry it from my cold dead hands!"


Charlton Heston.. my President
 

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Do you need a silencer if you are going to shoot a mime?
Steven Wright

WR2
 

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I prefer nuggets of wisdom from the common folk.

"Pain is nothing more than a boogeyman, an illlusion created in the minds of children to control thier actions. To be a man you must control your own actions and set aside such childish things. To be a warrior you must become the boogeyman of those who believe themselves to be men."-Master Hahn my martial science instructor.
(The statement was accually made in a nonviolent conflict resolution class.)
 

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"The budget should be balanced, the treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance of foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance." -- Cicero,55 BC
 

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On December 7, 1941, Japanese planes launched a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, a U.S. naval base in Hawaii. The results were devastating. Over 2,400 people were killed. One hundred and eighty-eight planes were destroyed. Eight battleships were damaged or sunk.

The attack was planned by a Japanese admiral named Isoroku Yamamoto. But Yamamoto wasn't convinced that the attack was a good idea. He was simply following orders.

Afterward, when one of his men congratulated Yamamoto on the overwhelming success of his plan, the admiral offered this solemn reply:

"I fear we have awakened a slumbering giant and filled him with a horrible resolve"
 

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Here's one:

"Life is like a candle. It burns brightest when first lit, glows steadily throughout its length, and finally dims and goes out when it runs out of wax. It gives off its light in all directions, and it will illuminate anything that its rays touch. But, if it is covered at any point with a shroud or a snuffer, its flame will shrink and disappear. If it is put by a reflecter, its light can be directed and put to use. It must be carefully burned so as to not burn too quickly or too slowly, for if either happens much will be lost and the candle will not hold a steady flame. When it burns steadily, its light will probe the darkness and bring clarity to the void.

Nevertheless, the point of a candle isn't the wax and the flame; it is the light which the candle gives off. The candle, like life, is an implement with which one uses to reach the end of the night and find the break of dawn."

This one I did myself, just now...I don't know, I tried...

Later!

Jag 8)
 

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"Ma'am I may be drunk, but in the morning I'll be sober and you will still be ugly." Winston Churchill
 

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"Ma'am I may be drunk, but in the morning I'll be sober and you will still be ugly." Winston Churchill
I've ALWAYS loved that line!!!

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Another Stephen Wright line ~ " For a while I didn't have a car... I had a helicopter... No place to park it, so I just tied it to a lamp post and left it running."

WR2
 
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