Interesting Quotes



veni, vidi, vici I came, I saw, I conquered. — Julius Caesar

Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway. — John Wayne

Remember wars are won by killing people. The more we kill, the quicker we'll get out of this war. — General George S. Patton

I am a soldier. I fight where I am told, and I win where I fight. — General George S. Patton

Do you smell that? I love that smell. I love the smell of napalm in the morning. It has a distinctive smell. It smells like…..victory. — Robert Duvall in Apocalypse Now

The word impossible is not in my dictionary. — Napoleon Bonaparte

If you start to take Vienna - take Vienna. — Napoleon Bonaparte

I’ll meet you on the high ground. — LTC Swannack

You must not fear death, my lads; defy him, and you drive him into the enemy's ranks. — Napoleon Bonaparte

Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys; look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death. — Sun Tzu

We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm. — George Orwell

This is Sparta!! — From the movie 300


What is of supreme importance in war is to attack the enemy's strategy. — Sun Tzu

The opportunity to secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but the opportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself. — Sun Tzu

The battle is fought and decided by the quartermasters before the shooting begins. — Field Marshall Erwin Rommel

Always make your opponent think you know more than you really know. — General Phil Sheridan

Amateurs talk tactics, professionals talk logistics. — Modern Military saying

If I know where the enemy is located and deny his efforts to know where I am, I win. — Army Major


War is fear cloaked in courage. — General William Westmoreland

In war, the moral is to the physical as three is to one. — Napoleon

He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat. — Napoleon Bonaparte

There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but boys, it is all hell. — Major General William T. Sherman

Men are moved by two levers only: fear and self interest. — Napoleon Bonaparte

It is only the dead who have seen the end of war. — Plato

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear. — Mark Twain


A dream is a goal without a plan. — Unknown

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man. — George Bernard Shaw

Good ideas are not adopted automatically. They must be driven into practice with courageous patience. — Hyman Rickover

Winston Churchill's comment about writing his World War II memoirs while at Britain's National Book Exhibition in 1949: "Writing a book is an adventure. To begin with, it is a toy and an amusement; then it becomes a mistress, and then it becomes a master, and then a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster, and fling him out to the public."

If you're not failing every now and again, it's a sure sign that you're not trying anything very innovative. — Woody Allen

Isn't it interesting that the same people who laugh at science fiction listen to weather forecasts and economists? — Kelvin Throop III

Getting a million dollars from one person is hard. However, getting one dollar from a million people is really not so difficult. — Mike Grehan

Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible. — St. Francis of Assisi

Just as energy is the basis of life itself, and ideas the source of innovation, so is innovation the vital spark of all human change, improvement and progress. — Ted Levitt

Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship. The act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth. — Peter F. Drucker

Never before in history has innovation offered promise of so much to so many in so short a time. — Bill Gates

Information technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven. I don't think anybody can talk meaningfully about one without the talking about the other. — Bill Gates

Creativity allows people to be effective. — Bill Gates

Imagination rules the world. — Napoleon Bonaparte

If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results. — Jack Dixon

Failure is the opportunity to begin again, more intelligently. — Henry Ford

I haven't failed. I've found 10,000 ways that won't work. — Benjamin Franklin

Nothing splendid was ever created in cold blood. Heat is required to forge anything. Every great accomplishment is the story of a flaming heart. — Arnold H. Glasgow

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. — Robert F. Kennedy

All Great Men have experienced failure, but the behavior that is different with the common man is they do NOT accept that failure and fail to try again. The Great Man perseveres, continues to try, and succeeeds. — Army Major

Living Life

Unfortunately, many people do not consider fun an important item on their daily agenda. For me, that was always a high priority in whatever I was doing. — Chuck Yeager

Money doesn't make you happy. I now have $50 million, but I was just as happy when I had $48 million. — Arnold Schwarzenegger

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. — Mark Twain

Life is tough. It's tougher if you're stupid. —Anonymous

The challenges we face are never as important as the challenges we face up to. — Ziggy

You can love the life you're livin' or you can live the life you love. — Roxie, Lyrics from the song "Nowadays" from the movie "Chicago"

It is like the two men deep in the jungle, when a tiger jumps out, the first guy shouts 'RUN' the second guy runs, but as they run, the second guys says, what's the point of running, we are never going to out run this tiger' the first guy replies, 'I don't have to, I only have to out run YOU!'. — Unknown

"Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or be killed.
Every moring a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death.
It doesn't matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle. When the sun comes up. You better start running." — Mandarin Guy

You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do. — Henry Ford

Life is not fair; get used to it. — Bill Gates

An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest. — Benjamin Franklin

Speak ill of no man, but speak all the good you know of everybody. — Benjamin Franklin

Energy and persistence conquer all things. — Benjamin Franklin

There are two ways of being happy: We must either diminish our wants or augment our means - either may do - the result is the same and it is for each man to decide for himself and to do that which happens to be easier. — Benjamin Franklin

The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. — Benjamin Franklin

Fatigue is the best pillow. — Benjamin Franklin

When you're finished changing, you're finished. — Benjamin Franklin

How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them. — Benjamin Franklin

Write your injuries in dust, your benefits in marble. — Benjamin Franklin

Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one. — Benjamin Franklin

God helps those who help themselves. — Benjamin Franklin

A small leak can sink a great ship. — Benjamin Franklin

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. — Benjamin Franklin

If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six hours sharpening my ax. — Abraham Lincoln

I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong. — Abraham Lincoln

The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. — Abraham Lincoln

If you look for the bad in people expecting to find it, you surely will. — Abraham Lincoln

I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him. — Abraham Lincoln

The ballot is stronger than the bullet. — Abraham Lincoln

Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm. — Abraham Lincoln

To stand in silence when they should be protesting makes cowards out of men. — Abraham Lincoln

Most folks are about as happy as they make their minds up to be. — Abraham Lincoln

Don't worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition. — Abraham Lincoln

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt. — Abraham Lincoln

My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure. — Abraham Lincoln

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today. — Abraham Lincoln

I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends. — Abraham Lincoln

A house divided against itself cannot stand. — Abraham Lincoln

It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog. — Mark Twain

Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide. — Napoleon Bonaparte

To do all that one is able to do, is to be a man; to do all that one would like to do, is to be a god. — Napoleon Bonaparte

There is one kind of robber whom the law does not strike at, and who steals what is most precious to men: time. — Napoleon Bonaparte

The best way to keep one's word is not to give it. — Napoleon Bonaparte

You have to believe in yourself. — Sun Tzu

Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can? — Sun Tzu

Opportunities multiply as they are seized. — Sun Tzu

It’s not what you know, but who you know. — Unknown

Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something. — Plato

People are like dirt. They can either nourish you and help you grow as a person or they can stunt your growth and make you wilt and die. — Plato

Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others. — Plato

An autobiography is only to be trusted when it reveals something disgraceful. A man who gives a good account of himself is probably lying, since any life when viewed from the inside is simply a series of defeats. — George Orwell

I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him. — Galileo Galilei

Keep in mind that whoever came up with the old adage, Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words will never hurt you, was obviously deaf. — Unknown

Accept the challenges, so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory. — George S. Patton

We should remember that one man is much the same as another, and that he is best who is trained in the severest school. — Thucydides

To harness man's potential, one must first unleash the human spirit. — S.C. Scrivner

Just Do it! — Nike slogan

Hope is not a method. — General Gordon R. Sullivan

The pen is mightier than the sword. — Edward Bulwer-Lytton