Military Quotes David Farragut – Thomas Fuller

Military quotes on F: David Farragut - Thomas Fuller

F: Farragut – Fuller – Military Quotes and Quotations

“Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead.”
– David Farragut: Battle of Mobil Bay, Aug. 5, 1864

“The essence of war is violence. Moderation in war is imbecility”
– British Sea Lord John Fisher

“Any fool can obey orders.”
– Sir John “Jackie” Fisher,
architect of the World War I British Navy

“In tactics, action is the governing rule of war”
– Marshal of France Ferdinand Foch

“A beaten general is disgraced forever”
– Marshall of France Ferdinand Foch,
“Percepts and Judgments” 1919

“If you think you can, or if you think you can’t-either way you’re right!”
– Henry Ford

“Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition.”
– H. M. Forgy
chaplain USS New Orleans, Pearl Harbor, Dec 7, 1941

“I can always make it a rule to get there first with the most men.”
– Nathan Bedford Forrest

“The raising of that flag on Suribachi means a MARINE CORPS for the next 500
– James Forrestal, Secretary of the Navy during WWII

“I am responsible only to God and history.”
– Francisco Franco
1892–1975, Spanish military leader and dictator:
chief of state 1939–47; regent of the kingdom of Spain 1947–75.

“There never was a good war, or a bad peace.”
– Benjamin Franklin

“Where is the prince who can afford so to cover his country with troops for its defense, as that ten thousand men descending from the clouds, might not, in many places, do an infinite deal of mischief before a force could be brought together to repel them?”
– Benjamin Franklin-1784

“The first human being who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.”
– Sigmund Freud

“Men are strong so long as they represent a strong idea they become powerless when they oppose it.”
– Sigmund Freud

“The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.”
– David Friedman

“There is no type of human endeavor where it is so important that the leader understands all phases of his job as that of the profession of arms.”
– Major General James Fry

“An Army is still a crowd, though a highly organized one. It is governed by the same laws, and under the stress of war is ever tending to revert to its crowd form. Our object in peace is so to train it that the reversion will become very slow”
– Major-General J.F.C Fuller, “Training soldiers for war” 1914

Many would be cowards if they had courage enough.
– Thomas Fuller, 1608-1681

“It is war that shapes peace, and armament that shapes war.”
– Thomas Fuller

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