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  More powerful than any army is an idea whose time has arrived.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  An army of a thousand is easy to find, but, ah, how difficult to find a general.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  A headless army fights badly.  
 -  Danish proverb
  

  One who is wise in strategy carries an army in his mind.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Each person equals a grain of sand, but an army is like a block of gold.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  An army is driven back by courage and not by insults, however many.  
 -  African proverb
  

  Two are an army against one.  
 -  Icelandic proverb
  

  Without a general an army is lost.  
 -  Greek proverb
  

  It is an ill army where the devil carries the colors.  
 -  English proverb
  

  If you wish to enjoy leisure, join the army.  
 -  Polish proverb
  

  Every army that attacks not will be attacked.  
 -  Irish proverb
  

  Where the army passes there is no grass.  
 -  Serbo-Croatian proverb
  

  An army stands until peace, and a lie does so till the truth is out.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Join the army, meet interesting people, and kill them.  
 -  Anon
  

  Two presidents or three, with equal powers, would as surely bring disaster as three generals of equal rank and command in a single army. I do not doubt that this sense of single and personal responsibility to the people has strongly held our presidents to a good conscience, and to a high discharge of their duties.  
 -  Benjamin Harrison
  

  People say, 'Uh-Uh, Bill, Iraq had the fourth-largest army in the world.' Yeah, well, maybe, but, you know what? After the first three largest armies there's a really big fucking drop-off, okay? The Hare Krishnas are the fifth largest army in the world, and they've already got all our airports. So, who is the bigger threat?  
 -  Bill Hicks
  

  The only difference between a mob and a trained army is organization.  
 -  Calvin Coolidge
  

  The Army is a place where you get up early in the morning to be yelled at by people with short haircuts and tiny brains.  
 -  Dave Barry
  

  War is the sure result of the existence of armed men. That country which maintains a large standing army will sooner or later have a war. The man who prides himself on fisticuffs is going, some day, to meet a man who considers himself the better man, and they will test the issue.  
 -  Elbert Hubbard
  

  An army is to a chief what a sword is to a soldier. It is only worth anything in so far as it receives from him a certain impulsion.  
 -  Ferdinand Foch
  

  An army is a team. It lives, sleeps, eats, and fights as a team. This individual heroic stuff is pure horse shit.  
 -  George S. Patton
  

  The soldier is the Army. No army is better than its soldiers. The soldier is also a citizen. In fact, the highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is that of bearing arms for one's country.  
 -  George S. Patton
  

  When I want my men to remember something important, to really make it stick, I give it to them double dirty. It may not sound nice to some bunch of little old ladies at an afternoon tea party, but it helps my soldiers to remember. You can't run an army without profanity; and it has to be eloquent profanity. An army without profanity couldn't fight its way out of a piss-soaked paper bag.  
 -  George S. Patton
  

  Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.  
 -  George Washington
  

  Nothing can be more hurtful to the service, than the neglect of discipline; for that discipline, more than numbers, gives one army the superiority over another.  
 -  George Washington
  

  One day an army of gray-haired women may quietly take over the Earth.  
 -  Gloria Steinem
  

  Strike against war, for without you no battles can be fought. Strike against manufacturing shrapnel and gas bombs and all other tools of murder. Strike against preparedness that means death and misery to millions of human beings. Be not dumb, obedient slaves in an army of destruction. Be heroes in an army of construction.  
 -  Helen Keller
  

  My brother-in-law died. He was a karate expert, then he joined the army. The first time he saluted, he killed himself.  
 -  Henry Youngman
  

  An army is a team. It lives, sleeps, eats, and fights as a team. This individual heroic stuff is pure horse shit.  
 -  George S. Patton
  

  The soldier is the Army. No army is better than its soldiers. The soldier is also a citizen. In fact, the highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is that of bearing arms for one's country.  
 -  George S. Patton
  

  When I want my men to remember something important, to really make it stick, I give it to them double dirty. It may not sound nice to some bunch of little old ladies at an afternoon tea party, but it helps my soldiers to remember. You can't run an army without profanity; and it has to be eloquent profanity. An army without profanity couldn't fight its way out of a piss-soaked paper bag.  
 -  George S. Patton
  

  Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.  
 -  George Washington
  

  Nothing can be more hurtful to the service, than the neglect of discipline; for that discipline, more than numbers, gives one army the superiority over another.  
 -  George Washington
  

  One day an army of gray-haired women may quietly take over the Earth.  
 -  Gloria Steinem
  

  Strike against war, for without you no battles can be fought. Strike against manufacturing shrapnel and gas bombs and all other tools of murder. Strike against preparedness that means death and misery to millions of human beings. Be not dumb, obedient slaves in an army of destruction. Be heroes in an army of construction.  
 -  Helen Keller
  

  My brother-in-law died. He was a karate expert, then he joined the army. The first time he saluted, he killed himself.  
 -  Henry Youngman
  

  I'm still suffering from shock from the last war. I was almost drafted! Luckily I was wounded while taking the physical. When I reached the psychiatrist, I said, 'Give me a gun, I'll wipe out the whole German Army in five minutes.' He said, 'You're crazy!' I said, 'Write it down!'  
 -  Jackie Mason
  

  The Swiss have an interesting army. Five hundred years without a war. Pretty impressive. Also pretty lucky for them. Ever see that little Swiss Army knife they have to fight with? Not much of a weapon there. Corkscrews. Bottle openers. 'Come on, buddy, let's go. You get past me, the guy in back of me, he's got a spoon. Back off. I've got the toe clippers right here.'  
 -  Jerry Seinfeld
  

  Why can't they have gay people in the US army? Personally, I think they're just afraid of a thousand guys with M-16s going, 'Who'd you call a faggot?'  
 -  Jon Stewart
  

  Do not conquer the world with force, for force only causes resistance. Thorns spring up when an army passes. Years of misery follow a great victory. Do only what needs to be done without using violence.  
 -  Lao Tzu
  

  If you rely on strength, when you hit the enemy's sword you will inevitably hit too hard. If you do this, your own sword will be carried along as a result. Thus the saying, 'The strongest hand wins', has no meaning. In large-scale strategy, if you have a strong army and are relying on strength to win, but the enemy also has a strong army, the battle will be fierce. This is the same for both sides. Without the correct principle the fight cannot be won. The spirit of my school is to win through the wisdom of strategy...  
 -  Miyamoto Musashi
  

  Good order and discipline in an army are more to be depended upon than ferocity.  
 -  Niccolo Machiavelli
  

  A writer needs a pen, an artist needs a brush, but a filmmaker needs an army.  
 -  Orson Welles
  

  We were pretty good mates until the Beatles started to split up and Yoko came into it. It was more like old army buddies splitting up on account of wedding bells.  
 -  Paul McCartney
  

  We didn't have counsellors rushing around every time somebody let off a gun... You just got on with it!  
 -  Prince Philip, on stress counseling in the Army
  

  Every man who expresses an honest thought is a soldier in the army of intellectual liberty.  
 -  Robert G. Ingersoll
  

  I believe that when we overdo our military aggressiveness, it actually weakens our national defense. I mean, we stood up to the Soviets. They had 40,000 nuclear weapons. Now we're fretting day in and day and night about third-world countries that have no army, navy or air force.  
 -  Ron Paul
  

  The army consists of the first infantry division and eight million replacements.  
 -  Sebastian Junger
  

  Do not disband your army until you have got your terms.  
 -  Sir Winston Churchill
  

  Surely there was never an army which advanced like the army of science.  
 -  Sir Winston Churchill
  

  In all battles two things are usually required of the Commander-in-Chief: to make a good plan for his army and secondly to keep a strong reserve.  
 -  Sir Winston Churchill
  

  How long was I in the army? Five foot eleven.  
 -  Spike Milligan
  

  Secret operations are essential in war; upon them the army relies to make its every move.  
 -  Sun Tzu
  

  When one treats people with benevolence, justice, and righteousness, and reposes confidence in them, the army will be united in mind and all will be happy to serve their leaders.  
 -  Sun Tzu
  

  A sovereign should never launch an army out of anger, a leader should never start a war out of wrath.  
 -  Sun Tzu
  

  When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.  
 -  Sun Tzu
  

  Where the army is, prices are high; when prices rise, the wealth of the people is exhausted.  
 -  Sun Tzu
  

  I am not one of those who believe that a great standing army is the means of maintaining peace, because if you build up a great profession, those who form parts of it want to exercise their profession.  
 -  Woodrow Wilson