Military Quotes Robin Olds – George Orwell

Military quotes on O: Robin Olds - George Orwell

O: Olds – Orwell Military Quotes and Quotations

“Anybody who doesn’t have fear is an idiot. It’s just that you must make the fear work for you. Hell, when somebody shot at me, it made me madder than hell, and all I wanted to do was shoot back.”
– General Robin Olds, USAF.

“It is one thing to shout for peace, but quite another to encourage the obvious enemy by saying in advance that you won’t fight in any circumstances.”
– Maurice Oldfield

“If they (the young pilots) are on land, they would be bombed down, and if they are in the air, they would be shot down. That’s sad…Too sad…To let the young men die beautifully, that’s what Tokko is. To give beautiful death, that’s called sympathy.”
– Admiral Takijiro Onishi (Note: Tokko means suicidal attack in Japanese)

“We knew the world could not be the same. A few people laughed, a few people cried. Most people were silent. I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad Gita: “I am became Death, the destroyers of worlds.” I suppose we all thought that, one way or another.”
– Robert Oppenheimer
Many thinks that Robert Oppenheimer did only say
“I am became Death, the destroyers of worlds.”

“The atomic bomb made the prospect of future war unendurable. It has led us up those last few steps to the mountain pass; and beyond there is a different country.”
– Robert Oppenheimer

“We sleep safely in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.”
– Attributed to George Orwell
(I have found no evidence that he really did say this)

“The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it.”
– George Orwell

“It is the act of a coward to wish for death.”
– Publius Ovidius Naso. Ovid, 43 b.c.-18. Roman Poet

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