Warriors

Some of the Greatest quotes have come from the warriors who put their lives and the lives of their men on the line. 

 

“I’ll tell you what war is about.  You’ve got to kill people, and when you’ve killed enough, they stop fighting….”

Major General Curtis LeMay

 

I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.

George S. Patton

 

“Don’t talk to me about naval tradition – It’s nothing but rum, sodomy, and the lash”
Winston Churchill

 

“We don’t necessarily discriminate. We simply exclude certain types of people.”
-Colonel Gerald Wellman, ROTC instructor

 

“Don’t cheer, boys. The poor devils are dying.”

Capt. John Philip of the USS Texas, to his crew as they watched the Spanish ship Vizcaya burn off Santiago Bay, Cuba, in 1898.

 

“We scorched and boiled and baked to death more people in Tokyo … than went up in vapor at Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined.”

Gen. Curtis LeMay, then commander of the air assault on Japan

 

“Kill J*ps, Kill J*ps, Kill More J*ps.”

Adm. William F. “Bull” Halsey

 

“We are drowning and burning them all over the Pacific, and it is just as much pleasure to burn them as to drown them.”

Adm. William F. “Bull” Halsey

 “There are no great men. Just great challenges which ordinary men,out of necessity, are forced by circumstance to meet.”

Adm. William F. “Bull” Halsey

 

“Before we’re done with them, the Japanese language will be spoken only in Hell!”

Adm. William F. “Bull” Halsey

 

“The Third Fleet’s sunken and damaged ships have been salvaged and are retiring at high speed toward the enemy.”

Adm. William F. “Bull” Halsey

 

“No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country.
He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.”

George S. Patton

 

“An army is a team. It lives, eats, sleeps, fights as a team.
This individuality stuff is a bunch of bullshit.”

George S. Patton

 

“You cannot be disciplined in great things and indiscipline in small things. Brave undisciplined men have no chance against the discipline and valour of other men. Have you ever seen a few policemen handle a crowd?”

George S. Patton

 

“If everyone is thinking alike, someone isn’t thinking.”

George S. Patton

 

Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way. 

George S. Patton

 

May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won’t.

George S. Patton

 

If you can’t get them to salute when they should salute and wear the clothes you tell them to wear, how are you going to get them to die for their country?  

George S. Patton

 

Do your damnedest in an ostentatious manner all the time.

George S. Patton

 

Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men.  

George S. Patton

 

I am a soldier, I fight where I am told, and I win where I fight.  

George S. Patton

 

“We want to get the hell over there. The quicker we clean up this Goddamned mess, the quicker we can take a little jaunt against the purple pissing J*ps and clean out their nest, too. Before the Goddamned Marines get all of the credit.”

George S. Patton

 

“Moral courage is the most valuable and usually the most absent characteristic in men.”

George S. Patton

 

“There’s a great deal of talk about loyalty from the bottom to the top. Loyalty from the top down is even more necessary and is much less prevalent. One of the most frequently noted characteristics of great men who have remained great is loyalty to their subordinates.”

George S. Patton

 

“You’re never beaten until you admit it.”

George S. Patton

 

“A pint of sweat will save a gallon of blood.”

George S. Patton

 

“All glory is fleeting.”

George S. Patton

 

“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.”

George S. Patton

 

“Magnificent! Compared to war all other forms of human endeavor shrink to insignificance.
God help me, I do love it so!”

George S. Patton

 

“Go forward until the last round is fired and the last drop of gas is expended…then go forward on foot!”

George S. Patton

 

“Fixed fortifications are monuments to the stupidity of man.” 

George S. Patton

 

“Just drive down that road, until you get blown up”

George S. Patton

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