Quotations on Army

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At that time, the army leadership said the implementation of this agreement would allow everyone, including the IRA, to take its political objectives forward by peaceful and democratic means.
- Gerry Adams
(Keywords: Leadership, Time, Agreement, Army, Objectives)

The Irish Republican Army has kept every commitment made by its leadership.
- Gerry Adams
(Keywords: Leadership, Army, Commitment, Irish, Republican)

The International Brigades provided a shock force while the Republic trained and organized an army from an assemblage of individuals. The Spanish people knew they were not fighting alone.
- Bill Alexander
(Keywords: People, Army, Fighting, Force)

It was 1943. The U.S. had already entered World War II, so I decided to join the army.
- Lloyd Alexander
(Keywords: War, Army, World, World war)

There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.
- John Ashbery
(Keywords: Poetry, Life, People, Army, Salvation)

It's not getting any better, is it? I don't want my 19-year-old boy going into the army. I love these little kids. They understand how passionate I am.
- Burt Bacharach
(Keywords: Love, Army, Kids, Want)

The president said nothing about the views of government in regard to the possibility of Carolinas seceding. This however was frequently spoken of by other statesmen at the North. I think they were unanimous in this, that no army would be sent here.
- John Bachman
(Keywords: Government, Possibility, Army, Nothing, President)

The liberation movement which I led in Algeria, the organization that I created to fight the French army, was at first a small movement of nothing at all. We were but some tens of people throughout Algeria, a territory that is five times the size of France.
- Ahmed Ben Bella
(Keywords: People, Army, Fight, First, France, Nothing)

The problem is essentially that of communications to an army in action. After a rapid advance communications become disorganized, and there is a temporary halting until they are again in working order.
- John Desmond Bernal
(Keywords: Action, Army, Order)

Like any parents, mine wanted me to have a secure job with a regular wage and career prospects. And the one job my father knew of, that he'd had experience of himself, was the army, so he could help me in that direction.
- James Blunt
(Keywords: Experience, Father, Army, Career, Direction, Help, Job, Parents, Wage)

If the Army helped towards my tuition fees I would then give them four years of my life.
- James Blunt
(Keywords: Life, Army, Years)

A zeal for the defence of their country led these heroes to the scene of action, though with a few men to attack a powerful army of experienced warriors.
- Daniel Boone
(Keywords: Men, Action, Army, Country, Heroes, Zeal)

The administration needs to speak honestly with the American people. Exaggerating our progress in defeating the insurgency or in creating an Iraqi army paints a dangerous picture.
- Sherrod Brown
(Keywords: People, Progress, American, Army, Needs)

I had the first integrated Army band in World War II.
- Dave Brubeck
(Keywords: War, Army, First, World, World war)

Since I'm allergic to various things, the army wouldn't accept me during the war, and I got into the Office of War Information, which sent music to Europe.
- Elliott Carter
(Keywords: Music, War, Army, Europe, Information, Office)

It's a tough case and the first time Reacher needs to recruit somebody to help him out. He uses a woman he knew in the army she's a fascinating character.
- Lee Child
(Keywords: Time, Character, Army, First, Help, Needs, Woman)

Really I feel less keen about the Army every day. I think the Church would suit me better.
- Winston Churchill
(Keywords: Church, Army, Day)

Many a person who started out to conquer the world in shining army has ended up just getting along. The horse got tired, the army rusty. The goal was removed and unsure.
- Robert A. Cook
(Keywords: Goal, Army, World)

No nation ever had an army large enough to guarantee it against attack in time of peace, or ensure it of victory in time of war.
- Calvin Coolidge
(Keywords: Time, War, Peace, Victory, Army, Nation)

I do not wish a foreign army to spill the blood of my people.
- Bao Dai
(Keywords: People, Army, Blood)

Napoleon had been fighting this army of slaves and free people in Haiti and it depleted his forces. And after the Revolution, when the French were driven out, they stopped and sold this big chunk of North America to the Americans for very little money.
- Edwidge Danticat
(Keywords: Money, People, America, Americans, Army, Fighting, Revolution)

Even though the National Guard and Army Reserve see combat today, it rankles me that people assume it was some kind of waltz in the park back then.
- Larry David
(Keywords: People, Army, Today)

I couldn't be happier that President Bush has stood up for having served in the National Guard, because I can finally put an end to all those who questioned my motives for enlisting in the Army Reserve at the height of the Vietnam War.
- Larry David
(Keywords: War, Army, End, Motives, President, Vietnam)

In those days, reserve duty lasted for six years, which, I might add, was three times as long as service in the regular army, although to be perfectly honest, I was unable to fulfill my entire obligation because I was taking acting classes and they said I could skip my last year.
- Larry David
(Keywords: Acting, Army, Duty, Obligation, Service, Years)

I'd learned a lot in the Army. I knew that above all things in the world I had to become so big, so strong that people and their hatred could never touch me.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.
(Keywords: People, Army, Hatred, World)

It was in our power to set high price for our blood, a price too high for the Arab community, the Arab army, or the Arab governments to think it worth paying.
- Moshe Dayan
(Keywords: Power, Army, Blood, Community, Worth)

Nor should the U.S. military be forced to remain in Iraq essentially as an army for one side of a civil war.
- Peter DeFazio
(Keywords: War, Army, Iraq, Military)

But if we leave them alone, just satisfying ourselves with social work, economic work and the building up of a national army, it can make progress, hopefully within a short time.
- Bulent Ecevit
(Keywords: Time, Work, Progress, Army, Building)

I've fallen back on this periodically, although I must say that getting out of the grocery business ranked right up there with getting out of the army as one of the happier experiences of my life.
- David Eddings
(Keywords: Business, Life, Army, Right)

The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Keywords: Leadership, Success, Quality, Army, Football, Integrity, Office)

Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.
- Edward Everett
(Keywords: Education, Army, Liberty)

I gave away two dogs years ago because I felt guilty at not being able to give them the time and attention they deserved. I now regularly feed an army of squirrels and wild birds around our house.
- Mike Farrell
(Keywords: Time, Army, Attention, Being, Birds, Dogs, Now, Years)

The things I learned from the army - and I think it was a lesson for life - was how to work in unison with other people. How to take responsibility.
- Oded Fehr
(Keywords: Life, Work, People, Army, Responsibility)

But the same thing was true in the army. You slept in a barracks with all kinds of people of every nationality, every trade, every character and quality you can imagine, and that was a good experience.
- Shelby Foote
(Keywords: Experience, Quality, People, Character, Army, Nationality, Trade)

With the CGI, suddenly there's a thousand enemies instead of six - the army goes off into the horizon. You don't need that. The audience loses its relationship with the threat on the screen. That's something that's consistently happening and it makes these movies like video games and that's a soulless enterprise. It's all kinetics without emotion.
- Harrison Ford
(Keywords: Movies, Army, Emotion, Enemies, Games)

I did not destroy the 43 volumes of my diary, which report on all these events and the share I had in them; but of my own accord I handed them voluntarily to the officers of the American Army who arrested me.
- Hans Frank
(Keywords: American, Army, Events)

Every friend of freedom must be as revolted as I am by the prospect of turning the United States into an armed camp, by the vision of jails filled with casual drug users and of an army of enforcers empowered to invade the liberty of citizens on slight evidence.
- Milton Friedman
(Keywords: Friend, Vision, Army, Freedom, Liberty, states, United)

In the World War nothing was more dreadful to witness than a chain of men starting with a battalion commander and ending with an army commander sitting in telephone boxes, improvised or actual, talking, talking, talking, in place of leading, leading, leading.
- J. F. C. Fuller
(Keywords: Men, War, Army, Ending, Leading, Nothing, Talking, World, World war)

My dad was in the Army and we traveled all over the place and I never failed to win first prize.
- Randy Gardner
(Keywords: Dad, Army, First)

Well, my father was in the Army and we traveled quite a bit when I was growing up, and I thought that I would like to have a military career, although I was drawn more towards the Navy.
- Marc Garneau
(Keywords: Father, Thought, Army, Career, Growing up, Military, Navy)

Debt is such a powerful tool, it is such a useful tool, it's much better than colonialism ever was because you can keep control without having an army, without having a whole administration.
- Susan George
(Keywords: Control, Army, Debt)

What, Sir, is the use of a militia? It is to prevent the establishment of a standing army, the bane of liberty. Whenever governments mean to invade the rights and liberties of the people, they always attempt to destroy the militia, in order to raise an army upon their ruins.
- Elbridge Gerry
(Keywords: People, Army, Rights, Liberty, Order)

Well the war lasted for three months, from April of 1994 until the Tutsi army, the exiles as it were, gained control of the country and then it stopped.
- Tony Greig
(Keywords: War, Control, April, Army, Country, Months)

I found out that colonels can stay until they drop dead or get a walker and being a critical medical specialty as an Army trained emergency room doctor, I could stay until age 67.
- Gerald Griffin
(Keywords: Age, Medical, Army, Being)

I had a mixture, my father was a career army man and my mother was a writer.
- Bill Griffith
(Keywords: Mother, Father, Army, Career, Man, Writer)

They called themselves an army. They were planning on recruiting more armies. They were planning on splitting up and forming smaller cells and going into different areas, recruiting more members and just growing until they had started a full scale war in this country.
- Patty Hearst
(Keywords: War, Army, Country, Planning)

When I went off to the army when I was 17 years old, I believed in America and the rights of freedom. But today I believe my government is lying to the American people and that my president, George Bush, is a criminal.
- Jack Herer
(Keywords: Government, People, America, American, Army, Freedom, Rights, Lying, Old, President, Today, Years)

Bush can talk about 100,000 people wanting to go work in the police or in the army. It's because there's nothing else for them to do. They're willing to stand in line to get bombed because they want to take care of their family.
- Seymour Hersh
(Keywords: Family, Work, People, Army, Care, Nothing, Police, Talk, Want)

So when I told my parents I wanted to go into acting because I was flunking out of my first year of junior college, they were relieved that I had picked something other than joining the army. But I can't imagine how they had high hopes for me.
- Dustin Hoffman
(Keywords: Acting, Army, College, First, Parents)

In fact, my mom always told me because I was the daughter of an Army officer born overseas in Paris, France, that under the Constitution she believed that I could never run for president.
- Karen Hughes
(Keywords: Mom, Daughter, Army, Constitution, Fact, France, Paris, President)



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