Quotes

Here I just wanted to throw together some of my favorite quotes, mostly for my own edification. They are accurate and fact-checked to the best of my ability, when possible, or until I get bored.

“The only way to maintain dominance, is to repeatedly conquer oneself.” ~ J. Pettit

“Keep your your enemies close, but your friends closer. I know the saying is the other way round, but that’s just it. You know your enemies hate you, and are out to get you. It’s only those who claim to be your ‘friend’ who can stab you in the back.”  ~ David Pettit

“We prepare, so that we don’t end up in the superdome.” ~ Unknown

“If you find yourself in a fair fight, then you have not properly prepared.” ~ Unknown/USMC Scout Sniper Instructor

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour”  ~Peter 5:8, KJV

“Ductus Exemplo”  ~ USMC OCS Gateway

“Let us speak courteously, deal fairly, and keep ourselves armed and ready.” ~Theodore Roosevelt, May 13, 1903

“Qui desiderat pacem, bellum praeparat; nemo provocare ne offendere audet quem intelliget superiorem esse pugnaturem”  ~ Flavius Vegetius Renatus in “De re militari” (390 B.C.E.) Paraphrased as: “Si vis pacem, para bellum”

“Cogito Ergo Armatum Sum!”  ~Unknown

“And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms….The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants”  ~ (Thomas Jefferson in a letter to William S. Smith in 1787. Taken from Jefferson, On Democracy 20, S. Padover ed., 1939)

“I disapprove with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”  ~ Attributed to Voltaire, debatable

“I come in peace. I didn’t bring artillery. But I’m pleading with you, with tears in my eyes, if you fuck with me, I’ll kill you all” ~ USMC General James Mattis

“One of the serious problems in planning the fight against American doctrine, is that the Americans do not read their manuals, nor do they feel any obligation to follow their doctrine.” ~ Soviet Jr LT.

“Do not make the mistake of assuming you and I have the same system of values” ~Unknown, taken from Magpul

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” ~ Aristotle

“The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.”

— G.K. Chesterton

 

“The Lord is not my Shepherd, for I am not a sheep.” ~ Unknown

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