Interesting Quotes
Military
---Motivational---
veni, vidi, vici
I came, I saw, I conquered.
— Julius Caesar
Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.
— John Wayne
Remember wars are won by killing people. The more we kill, the 
quicker we'll get out of this war.
— General George S. Patton
I am a soldier. I fight where I am told, and I win where I fight.
— General George S. Patton
Do you smell that?  I love that smell.  I love the smell of napalm 
in the morning.  It has a distinctive smell.  It smells like…..victory.
— Robert Duvall in Apocalypse Now
The word impossible is not in my dictionary.
— Napoleon Bonaparte
If you start to take Vienna - take Vienna.
— Napoleon Bonaparte
I’ll meet you on the high ground.
— LTC Swannack
You must not fear death, my lads; defy him, and you drive him 
into the enemy's ranks.
— Napoleon Bonaparte
Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you 
into the deepest valleys; look on them as your own beloved sons, and 
they will stand by you even unto death.
— Sun Tzu
We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in 
the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.
— George Orwell
This is Sparta!!
— From the movie 300
---Strategy---
What is of supreme importance in war is to attack the enemy's 
strategy.
— Sun Tzu
The opportunity to secure ourselves against defeat lies in our 
own hands, but the opportunity of defeating the enemy is provided 
by the enemy himself.
— Sun Tzu
The battle is fought and decided by the quartermasters before 
the shooting begins.
— Field Marshall Erwin Rommel
Always make your opponent think you know more than you really know.
— General Phil Sheridan
Amateurs talk tactics, professionals talk logistics.
— Modern Military saying
If I know where the enemy is located and deny his efforts to know 
where I am, I win.
— Army Major
---Reality---
War is fear cloaked in courage.
— General William Westmoreland
In war, the moral is to the physical as three is to one.
— Napoleon
He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.
— Napoleon Bonaparte
There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but 
boys, it is all hell.
— Major General William T. Sherman
Men are moved by two levers only: fear and self interest.
— Napoleon Bonaparte
It is only the dead who have seen the end of war.
— Plato
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.
— Mark Twain
Innovation
A dream is a goal without a plan.
— Unknown
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable 
one persists to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress 
depends on the unreasonable man.
— George Bernard Shaw
Good ideas are not adopted automatically. They must be driven into 
practice with courageous patience.
— Hyman Rickover
Winston Churchill's comment about writing his World War II 
memoirs while at Britain's National Book Exhibition in 1949:

"Writing a book is an adventure. To begin with, it is a toy and an 
amusement; then it becomes a mistress, and then it becomes a 
master, and then a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are 
about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill 
the monster, and fling him out to the public."
If you're not failing every now and again, it's a sure sign that you're 
not trying anything very innovative.
— Woody Allen
Isn't it interesting that the same people who laugh at science fiction 
listen to weather forecasts and economists?
— Kelvin Throop III
Getting a million dollars from one person is hard. However, getting 
one dollar from a million people is really not so difficult.
— Mike Grehan
Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible, and 
suddenly you are doing the impossible. 
— St. Francis of Assisi
Just as energy is the basis of life itself, and ideas the source of 
innovation, so is innovation the vital spark of all human change, 
improvement and progress.
— Ted Levitt
Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship. The act 
that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth.
— Peter F. Drucker
Never before in history has innovation offered promise of so much 
to so many in so short a time.
 — Bill Gates
Information technology and business are becoming inextricably 
interwoven. I don't think anybody can talk meaningfully about 
one without the talking about the other.
— Bill Gates
Creativity allows people to be effective.
— Bill Gates
Imagination rules the world.
— Napoleon Bonaparte
If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change,
you will get results.
— Jack Dixon
Failure is the opportunity to begin again, more intelligently.
— Henry Ford
I haven't failed. I've found 10,000 ways that won't work.
— Benjamin Franklin
Nothing splendid was ever created in cold blood. Heat is required to forge
anything. Every great accomplishment is the story of a flaming heart.
— Arnold H. Glasgow
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
— Robert F. Kennedy
All Great Men have experienced failure, but the behavior that is different
with the common man is they do NOT accept that failure and fail to try again.
The Great Man perseveres, continues to try, and succeeeds.
— Army Major
Living Life
Unfortunately, many people do not consider fun an important item 
on their daily agenda.  For me, that was always a high priority 
in whatever I was doing.
— Chuck Yeager
Money doesn't make you happy. I now have $50 million, but I was 
just as happy when I had $48 million.
— Arnold Schwarzenegger
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things 
that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the 
bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds 
in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. 
— Mark Twain
Life is tough. It's tougher if you're stupid.
—Anonymous
The challenges we face are never as important as the 
challenges we face up to.
— Ziggy
You can love the life you're livin' or you can live the life you love.
— Roxie, Lyrics from the song "Nowadays" from the movie "Chicago"
It is like the two men deep in the jungle, when a tiger jumps out, the 
first guy shouts 'RUN' the second guy runs, but as they run, 
the second guys says, what's the point of running, we are never 
going to out run this tiger' the first guy replies, 'I don't 
have to, I only have to out run YOU!'.
— Unknown
* "Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up.
It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or be killed.

Every moring a lion wakes up.
It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death.

It doesn't matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle.  When the sun comes up.
You better start running."
— Mandarin Guy
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
— Henry Ford
Life is not fair; get used to it.
— Bill Gates
An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
— Benjamin Franklin
Speak ill of no man, but speak all the good you know of everybody. 
— Benjamin Franklin
Energy and persistence conquer all things.
— Benjamin Franklin
There are two ways of being happy: We must either diminish our 
wants or augment our means - either may do - the result is the 
same and it is for each man to decide for himself and to do 
that which happens to be easier.
— Benjamin Franklin
The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. 
You have to catch it yourself.
— Benjamin Franklin
Fatigue is the best pillow.
— Benjamin Franklin
When you're finished changing, you're finished.
— Benjamin Franklin
How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, 
or resolution enough to mend them.
— Benjamin Franklin
Write your injuries in dust, your benefits in marble.
— Benjamin Franklin
Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.
— Benjamin Franklin
God helps those who help themselves.
— Benjamin Franklin
A small leak can sink a great ship.
— Benjamin Franklin
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
— Benjamin Franklin
If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six hours 
sharpening my ax.
— Abraham Lincoln
I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound 
to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. 
I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him 
while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.
— Abraham Lincoln
The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly.
— Abraham Lincoln
If you look for the bad in people expecting to find it, you surely will.
— Abraham Lincoln
I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see 
a man live so that his place will be proud of him.
— Abraham Lincoln
The ballot is stronger than the bullet.
— Abraham Lincoln
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
— Abraham Lincoln
To stand in silence when they should be protesting makes 
cowards out of men.
— Abraham Lincoln
Most folks are about as happy as they make their minds up to be.
— Abraham Lincoln
Don't worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy 
of recognition.
— Abraham Lincoln
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out 
and remove all doubt.
— Abraham Lincoln
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether 
you are content with your failure.
— Abraham Lincoln
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
— Abraham Lincoln
I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.
— Abraham Lincoln
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
— Abraham Lincoln
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of 
the fight in the dog.
— Mark Twain
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be 
able to decide.
— Napoleon Bonaparte
To do all that one is able to do, is to be a man; to do all that one 
would like to do, is to be a god.
— Napoleon Bonaparte
There is one kind of robber whom the law does not strike at, and 
who steals what is most precious to men: time.
— Napoleon Bonaparte
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
— Napoleon Bonaparte
You have to believe in yourself.
— Sun Tzu
Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?
— Sun Tzu
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
— Sun Tzu
It’s not what you know, but who you know.
— Unknown
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because 
they have to say something.
— Plato 
People are like dirt. They can either nourish you and help you grow 
as a person or they can stunt your growth and make you wilt and die.
— Plato
Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire 
good actions in others.
— Plato
An autobiography is only to be trusted when it reveals something 
disgraceful. A man who gives a good account of himself is 
probably lying, since any life when viewed from the inside is 
simply a series of defeats.
— George Orwell
I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him.
— Galileo Galilei
Keep in mind that whoever came up with the old adage, Sticks and stones may
break your bones, but words will never hurt you, was obviously deaf.
— Unknown
Accept the challenges, so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.
— George S. Patton
We should remember that one man is much the same as another,
and that he is best who is trained in the severest school.
— Thucydides
To harness man's potential, one must first unleash the human spirit.
— S.C. Scrivner
Just Do it!
— Nike slogan
Hope is not a method.
— General Gordon R. Sullivan
* The pen is mightier than the sword.
— Edward Bulwer-Lytton
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