Military Quotes Mohandas K. Gandhi – Herman Göring

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G: Gandhi – Göring (Goering) Military Quotes and Quotations

“An eye for an eye only ends by making the whole world blind.”
– Mohandas K. Gandhi

“Fear has its use but cowardice has none.”
– Mohandas K. Gandhi

“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”
– Mohandas K. Gandhi

“What is a war criminal? Was not war itself a crime against God and humanity, and, therefore, were not all those who sanctioned, engineered, and conducted wars, war criminals? War criminals are not confined to the Axis Powers alone. Roosevelt and Churchill are no less war criminals than Hitler and Mussolini. England, America and Russia have all of them got their hands dyed more or less red – not merely Germany and Japan.”
– Mohandas K. Gandhi

“Diplomats are useful only in fair weather. As soon as it rains they drown in every drop.”
– Charles De Gaulle

“Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first.”
– Charles De Gaulle

“In war, the policy of least exertion always risks being paid for dearly”
– General Charles de Gaulle

“I feel not a person but an instrument of destiny”
– Charles De Gaulle on entering Paris in 1944

“The graveyards are full of indispensable men”
– Charles de Gaulle

“Having to do it for the first time in combat is a chastening experience, it gives a man religion.”
– Maj-General J.M. Gavin, after his first combat paradrop 1944

“A man’s greatest moment in life is when his enemy lays vanquished, his village aflame, his herds driven before you and his weeping wives and daughters are clasped to your breast.”
– Gengis Kahn

“America must know that the storm of airplanes will not stop, and there are thousands of young people who look forward to death like the Americans look forward to life.”
– Al Qaida spokesman Salaiman Abu Ghaith, Oct 10, 2001

“It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion, than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labors of peace”
– Andre Gide

“The wind and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators”
– Edward Gibbon, English historian and scholar. (1776)

“So long as mankind shall continue to lavish more praise upon its destroyers than upon its benefactors war shall remain the chief pursuit of ambitious minds.”
– Edward Gibbon, 1737-1794

“Do you want total war? If necessary, do you want a war more total and radical than anything that we can even imagine today?”
– Josef Goebbels, WW2 German Minister of Popular Enlightenment and Propaganda

“We looked straight onto death, and it looked away.”
– Major Gen. Shmuel Gonen-Gorodish,
Israeli Chief Of Staff in the early 70′.
A part of a speech made by him as a brigade commander of
the famed 8th armored brigade after the 1967 war.

“Those who have not yet realized danger are generally the bravest soldiers.”
– Colmar von der Goltz, German field marshal, World War I

“He who stays on the defensive does not make war, he endures it”
– Field Marshal Colmar Baron von der Goltz, 1883

“The most difficult thing about planning against the Americans, is that they do not read their own doctrine, and they would feel no particular obligation to follow it if they did.”
– Admiral Sergei I. Gorshkov, father of the Russian blue water navy

“I don’t run democracy. I train troops to defend democracy and I happen to be their surrogate father and mother as well as their commanding general.”
– Lt Gen Alfred M. Gray, USMC

“[I go] where the sound of thunder is.”
– Lt Gen Alfred M. Gray

“There’s no such thing as a crowded battlefield. Battlefields are lonely places.”
– Lt Gen Alfred M. Gray

“We have severely underestimated the Russians, the extent of the country and the treachery of the climate. This is the revenge of reality.”
– General Heinz Guderian, letter to his wife 1941

“Strike hard and fast and do not separate”
– General Heinz Guderian

“When the situation is obscure, attack!”
– Heinz Guderian (1888-1954)

“The mind of the enemy and the will of his leaders is a target of far more importance than the bodies of his troops.”
– Brigadier General S.B. Griffith, II, USMC

“The battle we are now approaching demands a colossal measure of production capacity. No limit on rearmament can be visualized. The only alternatives are victory or destruction… We live in a time when the final battle is in sight. We are ready on the threshold of mobilization and we are already at war. All that is lacking is the actual shooting.”
– Reich Marshal Hermann Göring (Goering), Commander-in-Chief of the Luftwaffe (1936)

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