Quotes by generals

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  • Adolf Hitler
    Adolf Hitler
    German politician and Nazi party leader 1889-1945
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    Generals think war should be waged like the tourneys of the Middle Ages. I have no use for knights; I need revolutionaries.
  • Barbara W. Tuchman
    Barbara W. Tuchman
    American historian 1912-1989
    Barbara W. Tuchman
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    Dead battles, like dead generals, hold the military mind in their dead grip.
  • Napoleon
    Napoleon
    French Emperor 1769-1821
    Napoleon
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    Doctors will have more lives to answer for in the next world than even we generals.
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln
    American statesman 1809-1865
    Abraham Lincoln
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    I can make more generals, but horses cost money.
  • Napoleon
    Napoleon
    French Emperor 1769-1821
    Napoleon
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    I made all my generals out of mud.
  • Bill Kristol
    Bill Kristol
    American political analyst 1952-
    Bill Kristol
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    In any case, decisions on troop levels in the American system of government are not made by any general or set of generals but by the civilian leadership of the war effort.
  • Arthur Wellesley
    Arthur Wellesley
    Anglo-Irish soldier and statesman 1769-1852
    Arthur Wellesley
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    It is not the business of generals to shoot one another.
  • Leonard Cohen
    Leonard Cohen
    Canadian-born American Musician, Songwriter, Singer 1934-
    Leonard Cohen
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    Let judges secretly despair of justice: their verdicts will be more acute. Let generals secretly despair of triumph; killing will be defamed. Let priests secretly despair of faith: their compassion will be true.
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln
    American statesman 1809-1865
    Abraham Lincoln
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    Tell me what brand of whiskey that Grant drinks. I would like to send a barrel of it to my other generals.
  • Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas Jefferson
    American statesman 1743-1826
    Thomas Jefferson
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    The Creator has not thought proper to mark those in the forehead who are of stuff to make good generals. We are first, therefore, to seek them blindfold, and then let them learn the trade at the expense of great losses.
  • Carl Sagan
    Carl Sagan
    American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
    Carl Sagan
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    The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot.
  • Bernard Law Montgomery
    Bernard Law Montgomery
    British general 1887-1976
    Bernard Law Montgomery
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    The frightful casualties appalled me. The so-called good fighting generals of the war appeared to me to be those who had a complete disregard for human life. There were of course exceptions and I suppose one was Plumer; I had only once seen him and I had never spoken to him.
    Source: Regarding the generals of the First World War. 1
  • Amy Goodman
    Amy Goodman
    American broadcast journalist, columnist and author 1957-
    Amy Goodman
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    War coverage should be more than a parade of retired generals and retired government flacks posing as reporters.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
    Mark Twain
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    We have not all had the good fortune to be ladies. We have not all been generals, or poets, or statesmen; but when the toast works down to the babies, we stand on common ground.
  • Alfred Jodl
    Alfred Jodl
    German general and war criminal 1890-1946
    Alfred Jodl
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    It is tragic that the Fuehrer should have the whole nation behind him with the single exception of the Army generals. In my opinion it is only by action that they can now atone for their faults of lack of character and discipline.
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