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"To all of you I should like to say that in the course of this war you will have to acquire the experience and achieve the success which alone can build up a national tradition for our Army. An army that has no tradition of courage, fearlessness and invincibility cannot hold its own in a struggle with a powerful enemy." - Subhas Chandra Bose

"Our national defense will be consolidated and no imperialist will be allowed to invade our territory again. Our People's armed forces must be maintained and developed with the brave and steeled People's Liberation Army as their foundation. We will have not only a powerful army but also a powerful air force and a powerful navy." - Mao Zedong

"The evacuation of Petersburg and Richmond, and the surrender of the principal insurgent army, give hope of a righteous and speedy peace whose joyous expression can not be restrained. In the midst of this, however, He, from Whom all blessings flow, must not be forgotten. A call for a national thanksgiving is being prepared, and will be duly promulgated." - Abraham Lincoln

"It's the Afghan national army that went into Najaf and did the work there." - George W Bush

"The prosperity of a nation requires the protection of a senate. Hereafter a national senate may require the protection of a national army." - Thomas Francis Meagher

""Don't you want to abolish state power?" Yes, we do, but not right now. We cannot do it yet. Why? Because imperialism still exists, because domestic reaction still exists, because classes still exist in our country. Our present task is to strengthen the people's state apparatus - mainly the people's army, the people's police and the people's courts - in order to consolidate national defense and protect the people's interests." - Mao Zedong

"Let me remind you that you have a two-fold task to perform. With the force of arms and at the cost of your blood you will have to win liberty. Then, when India is free, you will have to organize the permanent army of Free India, whose task it will be to preserve our liberty for all time. We must build up our national defense on such an unshakable foundation that never again in our history shall we lose our freedom." - Subhas Chandra Bose

"If short hair and good manners won football games, Army and Navy would play for the national championship every year." - Bobby Bowden

"An army of lovers shall not fail." - Rita Mae Brown

"Discipline is the soul of an army." - George Washington

"What this world needs is a new kind of army - the army of the kind." - Cleveland Amory

"National honor is national property of the highest value." - James Monroe

"National injustice is the surest road to national downfall." - William E Gladstone

"National honor is the national property of the highest value." - James Monroe

"The American Indian was an individualist in religion as in war. He had neither a national army nor an organized church." - Charles Alexander Eastman

"The American Indian was an individualist in religion as in war. He had neither a national army nor an organized church." - Charles Eastman

"We're in danger of breaking our army and preventing our national leaders from having the flexibility to confront not just Iraq and Afghanistan, but crises around the globe." - Jack Reed

"Even though the National Guard and Army Reserve see combat today, it rankles me that people assume it was some kind of waltz in the park back then." - Larry David

"The question is always how you get the number of troops needed. They do not have to be coalition forces. We also have to expand the training program for the Afghan National Army and the national police, in particular. and Defense Secretary Robert Gates has already announced support for a significant increase in the Afghan army." - David Petraeus

"Elvis died the day he went into the army." - John Lennon

"Whoever has an army has power, and war decides everything." - Mao Zedong

"Like an army defeated the snow hath retreated." - William Wordsworth

"I smoked pot in college and in the Army..." - Al Gore

"When we drink coffee, ideas march in like the army" - Honore De Balzac

"No army has ever done so much with so little." - Douglas Macarthur

"Training distinguishes an army from an armed mob." - Douglas Macarthur

"A standing army is a standing menace to liberty." - Voltairine de Cleyre

"Without a People's army, the people have nothing." - Mao Zedong

"Love has more force than a besieging army." - Mahatma Gandhi

"There is an army of waiters in this world." - Henry Ward Beecher

"I will not move my army without onions." - Ulysses S Grant

"Every army has a beginning, no matter how humble." - Ann Aguirre

"Therefore a victorious army first wins and then seeks battle; a defeated army first battles and then seeks victory." - Sun Tzu

"Be not dumb, obedient slaves in an army of destruction! Be heroes in an army of construction!" - Helen Keller

"There is no national science, just as there is no national multiplication table; what is national is no longer science." - Anton Chekhov

"The happy ending is our national belief." - Mary Mccarthy

"The Internet knows no national borders." - Alan Dershowitz

"Gross National Product is our Holy Grail." - Stewart Udall

"Our national flower is the concrete cloverleaf." - Lewis Mumford

"The White House released documents it claims validates the president's (National Guard) service ... When deciphered the documents showed that in a one-year period, 1972 and 1973, Bush received credit for nine days of active National Guard service. The traditional term of service then and now for the National Guard is one weekend a month and two full weeks a year, meaning that Bush's nine-day stint qualifies him only for the National Guard's National Guard. That's the National Guard's National Guard, an Army of None." - Jon Stewart

"My time in the Army gave me an understanding for what it takes to provide for our national security and what it means to our service members and their families." - James Inhofe

"A country that is governed by its national army can never be morally free and, therefore, its so-called weakest member can never rise to his full moral height." - Mahatma Gandhi

"My policy is trust, peace, and to put aside the bayonet. I do not think the wise policy is to decide contested elections in the States by the use of the national army." - Rutherford B Hayes

"But if we leave them alone, just satisfying ourselves with social work, economic work and the building up of a national army, it can make progress, hopefully within a short time." - Bulent Ecevit

"Two new reports indicate that, under Bush, the Army is overstretched and under enormous strain. The National Guard and reserves have been weakened and we are experiencing numerous recruiting problems." - Jim Clyburn

"Because of my own family's service (in the U.S. Army, Navy, and Massachusetts and New York National Guard), I am a strong supporter of the military and do believe that there are just wars." - Camille Paglia

"The new Congress needs to move quickly to strengthen the Army and Marines - not to send more troops to Iraq - but to rebuild our capacity to meet national security threats globally." - Mark Udall

"Some kind of affirmative action is important in a democracy and for economic competitiveness and national security. The Army was the first to realize that you had to have desegregation of a military to have it working properly." - Andrew Young

"The U.S. spent billions of dollars to build a secular, professional national Iraqi army but failed because, despite all the U.S.-supplied guns, tanks and planes, the Iraqi military fell apart when challenged by a band of terrorists." - Richard Engel

"Unemployment is bigger than a political party. It is a national danger and a national scandal." - Ellen Wilkinson

"Capital in the hands of a national government forms a part of the gross national capital." - Jean-Baptiste Say

"Bottom line: A market approach to national defense would give us a lousy national defense." - Timothy Noah

"If it's necessary to form a Black Nationalist army, we'll form a Black Nationalist army. It'll be ballot or the bullet. It'll be liberty or it'll be death." - Malcolm X

"An army may be likened to water, for just as flowing water avoids the heights and hastens to the lowlands, so an army avoids strength and strikes weakness." - Sun Tzu

"The New Deal began, like the Salvation Army, by promising to save humanity. It ended, again like the Salvation Army, by running flop-houses and disturbing the peace." - H L Mencken

"We wouldn't have withstood for two years and a half. We would have disintegration of the army, disintegration of the whole institution in the state ; we would have disintegration of Syria if that was the case. It can't be tolerated in Syria. I'm talking about the normal reaction of the people. If it's not a national army, it cannot have the support, and if it doesn't have the public support of every sect, it cannot do its job and advance recently. It cannot. The army of the family doesn't make national war." - Bashar al-Assad

"In terms of economical aspects, reinforcing those national parks with sophisticated anti-poaching patrols - these poachers are beefed up like the army. In the case of Cameroon, that's a perfect example of the lack of finance. The government could not provide the national park with more guards. Therefore, they lost the majority of the elephant population. I don't want to see that anywhere else." - Veronika Varekova

"I don't think there is a national pasttime. Watching TV is a national pasttime. Really. If there is a national pasttime, it is watching TV." - Michael Lewis

"The British Army should be a projectile to be fired by the British Navy." - Edward Grey, 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon

"He will win whose army is animated by the same spirit throughout all its ranks." - Sun Tzu

"Good order and discipline in any army are to be depended upon more than courage alone." - Niccolo Machiavelli

"Upon his royal face there is no note how dread an army hath enrounded him." - William Shakespeare

"One who sets the entire army in motion to chase an advantage will not attain it." - Sun Tzu

"To capture an enemies army is better than to destroy it." - Sun Tzu

"Without Spam, we wouldn't have been able to feed our army." - Nikita Khrushchev

"A standing army is one of the greatest mischief that can possibly happen." - James Madison

"An army is a nation within a nation, it is one of the vices of courage." - Alfred De Vigny

"In war, the army is not merely a pure consumer, but a negative producer..." - Lewis Mumford

"Take up the weapons of the glorious army for the salvation of many thousands." - Adela of Normandy

"The strength of an Army lies in strict discipline and undeviating obedience to its officers." - Thucydides

"It is not an army that we must train for war; it is a nation." - Woodrow Wilson

"Every man who expresses an honest thought is a soldier in the army of intellectual liberty." - Robert Green Ingersoll

"It takes a brave man to be a coward in the Red Army." - Joseph Stalin

"The Lybian army is capable of destroying America and breaking its nose." - Muammar al-Gaddafi

"As the rising sun melts thinly frozen ice, so the Japanese Army is overcoming Chinese troops." - Shunroku Hata

"It is not possible to foretell the reaction of certain elements in the Army and Navy." - Yoshijiro Umezu

"Any god who can invent hell is no candidate for the Salvation Army." - Joseph Campbell

"The people are like water and the army is like fish." - Mao Tse-Tung

"Michael Jackson National African American Art Examiner Series" - Aberjhani

"Nobody ever wins the National Open. Somebody loses it." - Bobby Jones

"We beseech [God] to pardon our national and other transgressions..." - George Washington

"Patriotism is the vital condition of national permanence." - George William Curtis

"We don't declare war any more; we declare national defense." - Eugene Mccarthy

"Queen Victoria - a mixture of national landlady and actress." - V S Pritchett

"National literature begins with fables and ends with novels." - Joseph Joubert

"The Christian religion and National Socialist doctrines are not compatible." - Martin Bormann

"It's the 'National Enquirer' for the ad people" - Joe Sedelmaier

"National governments are under paid, under staffed, and under talented." - Terence Mckenna

"I have not seen the National League enough to know." - Joe Maddon

"I've always been endorsed by the National Rifle Association." - Howard Dean

"The biggest stories in 2005 were the national disasters." - Geraldo Rivera

"'National Security' is the root password to the Constitution." - Phil Karn

"The natural disposition of most people is to clothe a commander of a large army whom they do not know, with almost superhuman abilities. A large part of the National army, for instance, and most of the press of the country, clothed General Lee with just such qualities, but I had known him personally, and knew that he was mortal; and it was just as well that I felt this." - Ulysses S Grant

"Violence as a way of gaining power... is being camouflaged under the guise of tradition, national honor [and] national security..." - Alfred Adler

"All upright Germans will be National Socialists, but only the best National Socialists will be party members!" - Adolf Hitler

"National isolation breeds national neurosis." - Hubert Humphrey

"National isolation breeds national neurosis." - Hubert H Humphrey

"There are three ways in which a ruler can bring misfortune on his army: By commanding the army to advance or to retreat, being ignorant of the fact that it cannot obey. This is called hobbling the army. By attempting to govern an army in the same way as he administers a kingdom, being ignorant of the conditions which obtain in an army. This causes restlessness in the soldier's minds. By employing the officers of his army without discrimination, through ignorance of the military principle of adaptation to circumstances. This shakes the confidence of the soldiers." - Sun Tzu

"We should have an army so organized and so officered as to be capable in time of emergency, in cooperation with the National Militia, and under the provision of a proper national volunteer law, rapidly to expand into a force sufficient to resist all probable invasion from abroad and to furnish a respectable expeditionary force if necessary in the maintenance of our traditional American policy which bears the name of President Monroe." - William Howard Taft

"Taking somebody's money without permission is stealing, unless you work for the IRS; then it's taxation. Killing people en masse is homicidal mania, unless you work for the Army; then it's National Defense. Spying on your neighbors is invasion of privacy, unless you work for the FBI; then it's National Security. Running a whorehouse makes you a pimp and poisoning people makes you a murderer, unless you work for the CIA; then it's counter-intelligence." - Robert Anton Wilson

"TV can reach broad audiences, mass audiences, niche audiences; it can be local, regional, national; it can be spots, sponsorship, interactive. It can be anything you want it to be. I tend to think of TV as the Swiss Army knife of media, it's got something for everybody." - Nick Manning

"Centralized sounds good ... but the reality is that the National Guard and Army don't have the kind of ties with local organizations that ultimately deliver lots of service, your nonprofits, churches, humanitarian organizations. Those types of linkages get built up over time, in local communities." - Peter May

"I believe that when we overdo our military aggressiveness, it actually weakens our national defense. I mean, we stood up to the Soviets. They had 40,000 nuclear weapons. Now we're fretting day in and day and night about third-world countries that have no army, navy or air force." - Ron Paul

"There is an utter ignorance of, and indifference to, our sufferings and privations....What care they for us, provided we be submissive, pay the taxes, furnish recruits for the Army and Navy and bless the masters who either despise or oppress or combine both? The apathy that exists respecting Ireland is worse than the national antipathy they bear us." - Daniel O'Connell

"Costa Rica, with its tourist-based economy and lack of a national army, has focused on keeping safe its beaches, parks and other public draws. It is one if the safest countries in Central America based on the number of homicides." - Laura Chinchilla

"The Australian Army is a highly respected National institution because of its people. It's all about the people. If we communicate, and leverage off all in our organisation, not just our senior officers, our IQ will be awesome. Then there will be no job which is beyond us." - Ken Gillespie

"I couldn't be happier that President Bush has stood up for having served in the National Guard, because I can finally put an end to all those who questioned my motives for enlisting in the Army Reserve at the height of the Vietnam War." - Larry David

"It's unclear how air strikes on our part can succeed unless the Iraqi army is willing to fight, and that's uncertain given the fact that several Iraqi army divisions have melted away." - Carl Levin

"The soldier is the Army. No army is better than its soldiers. The Soldier is also a citizen. In fact, the highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is that of bearing arms for one's country" - George S Patton

"I supply guns to every army but the Salvation Army." - Yuri Orlov

"Oppressors can tyrannize only when they achieve a standing army, an enslaved press, and a disarmed populace." - James Madison

"I spent six years in the army. That's the reason I am like a drill sergeant sometimes." - Dharma Mittra

"Marriage is a lot like the army, everyone complains, but you'd be surprise at the large number that re-enlist." - James Garner

"If those who are sent to draw water begin by drinking themselves, the army is suffering from thirst." - Sun Tzu

"When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard." - Sun Tzu

"I idolized my mother. I didn't realize she was a lousy cook until I went into the army." - Jackie Gayle

"Where the army is, prices are high; when prices rise the wealth of the people is exhausted." - Sun Tzu

"Being in the army is like being in the Boy Scouts, except that the Boy Scouts have adult supervision." - Blake Clark

"A cherished cause and a general who inspires confidence by previous success are powerful means of electrifying an army." - Antoine-Henri Jomini

"We have two companies of MARINES running all over this island and thousands of ARMY troops doing nothing!" - John W Vessey Jr

"Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed, as they are in almost every country in Europe." - Noah Webster

"I am not fond of speaking about politics because I don't have in my possession an army of 200,000 soldiers." - Franz Liszt

"My ambition in the Army was to make everybody I worked for regretful when I was ordered to other duty." - Dwight D Eisenhower

"If any of you get hernias in this tug-of-war against the Army, I'll pay to get them fixed." - Robert E. Haebel

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

"The general of a large army may be defeated, but you cannot defeat the determined will of a peasant." - Confucius

"The soldier is the army." - George S Patton

"The sergeant is the Army." - Dwight D Eisenhower

"We have an army for fighting as well as an army for labour. For fighting, we have the Eighth Route and New Fourth Armies but even they do a dual job, warfare and production. With these two kinds of armies, and with a fighting army skilled in these two tasks and in mass work, we can overcome our difficulties and defeat Japanese imperialism." - Mao Zedong

"Since it was there, Larkin got another bowl, spooned up stew for himself. "He fights with us. We"re an army." "An army? Talk about delusions of grandeur. What are you?" she asked Glenna. "Witch." "So, we"ve got a witch, a sorcerer, a couple of refugees from Geall and a vampire. Some army." - Nora Roberts

"Those concerns of a national character-such as air and water pollution that do not respect state boundaries, or the national transportation system, or efforts to safeguard your civil liberties-must, of course, be handled on the national level." - Ronald Reagan

"I got into boxing for two reasons. One was that my father was a boxer. Secondly when I was young, all healthy men in the UK had to do two years "National Service" in one of the armed forces. I chose the Royal Air Force over the Army and Navy. My father's reputation went before me and therefore the RAF encouraged me to box. There is much rivalry in sporting competitions between the Army, Navy and RAF. Competing has great privileges. I didn't need too much encouragement with all these perks being offered, so I started training with a vengeance." - Brian London

"They're still a subject beholden to special interests, but at least they have a national constituency. At least they have to think about national majorities." - Mark Shields

"Colin Kaepernick is the latest professional athlete to spark a national debate about the meaning behind the American flag and the national anthem." - Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf

"You can't solve climate change by everybody individually buying a more efficient car and throwing out less stuff. You have to make national changes through national policy." - Adam Conover

"I was a fervent Catholic, and I belonged to the national organizations, even becoming one of the national leaders, until the age of 21, 22." - Umberto Eco

"America has always welcomed anyone willing to assimilate to its national character. But radical Islam rejects assimilation and is bent on the conquest of our national character." - Nancy Pearcey

"I regret that the Army felt it was necessary to rescind their invitation to the National Day of Prayer Task Force to participate in the Pentagon's special prayer service. I want to express my strong support for the United States military and all our troops. I will continue to pray that God will give them guidance, wisdom and protection as they serve this great country." - Franklin Graham

"Tomorrow you're all going to wake up in a brave new world, a world where the Constitution gets trampled by an army of terrorist clones, created in a stem-cell research lab run by homosexual doctors who sterilize their instruments over burning American flags. Where tax-and-spend Democrats take all your hard-earned money and use it to buy electric cars for National Public Radio, and teach evolution to illegal immigrants. Oh, and everybody's high!" - Stephen Colbert

"I thank heaven we have had baseball in this world... the kids... our national pastime." - Babe Ruth

"Baseball is our national pastime, that is if you discount political campaigning." - Ronald Reagan

"And now, in the interest of equal time, here is a message from the National" - George Carlin

"We must pass a national energy policy to continue our successes in the War on Terrorism." - Zach Wamp

"Politics is the art of making your selfish desires seem like the national interest." - Thomas Sowell

"Be of good cheer, for sadness cannot heal the national wounds." - Dorothea Dix

"...Skyscraper National Park" - Kurt Vonnegut

"The substance of man cannot be measured by Gross National Product." - E F Schumacher

"What were you two doing last night, discussing the national debt?" - Stephenie Meyer

"People have very strong opinions about how their national icons should be played." - Naomie Harris

"I don't really like discussions about a supposed Russian national character." - Garry Kasparov



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