will, I believe, sooner forgive an officer for attacking an enemy than for
letting him alone"
- Admiral Viscount Nelson, May 1794. During the attack on Bastin
taken ten sails, and let the eleventh to escape, being able to get at her, I
could never have called it well done."
- Admiral Viscount
up and get moving. Follow me!"
- Major-General Aubrey S. Newman, 20 October 1944.
the landings of his regiment (of 24th Infantry Division), in the Philippines.
“I stand at
the altar of murdered men, and while I live I fight their cause!”
in a letter august 1856
"It is the
function of the Navy to carry the war to the enemy so that it will not be fought
on U.S. soil."
- Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, Commander in Chief of the Pacific Fleet
"Among the men
who fought on Iwo Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue."
- Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz (March 16, 1945)
that, when fighting monsters, you yourself do not become a monster...for when
you gaze long into the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you."
best that science can devise and that naval organization can provide must be
regarded only as an aid, and never as a substitute for good seamanship."
-Chester W. Nimitz
"I have just taken on a great responsibility. I will do
my utmost to meet it."
bastards have never been bombed like they're going to be bombed this
-Richard M. Nixon, during the 1972 North Vietnamese Easter Offensive
riot is a spontaneous outburst. A war is subject to advance planning."
- Richard M. Nixon
dynamite plants will put an end to war sooner than your [pacifist] congresses.
On the day two army corps can annihilate each other in one second all civilized
nations will recoil from war in horror."
- Alfred Nobel