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144 quotes of the war includes quotes of the world famous peoples' such as Sun Tzu, Napolean etc

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  • 1. YapaWijeratne 144Quotesofthewar
  • 2. 1. Brave men are a city's strongest tower of defence-Alcaeus 2. The true contempt of an invader is shown by deeds of valour in the field-Hermocrates of Syracuse 3. An adversary is more hurt by desertion than by slaughter-Vegetius 4. Self-control is the chief element in self-respect, and self-respect is the chief element in courage- Thucydides 5. Cry "Havoc!" and let slip the dogs of war-Shakespeare: Julius Caesar, III, 1 6. The strong did what they could, and the weak suffered what they must-Thucydides 7. The sinews of war are infinite money-Cicero 8. He who knows when he can fight and when he cannot will be victorious-Sun Tzu 9. The proper arts of a general are judgement and prudence-Tacitus 10. It is the brave man's part to live with glory, or with glory die-Sophocles 11. We should provide in peace what we need in war-Publilius Syrus 12. Generally management of the many is the same as management of the few. It is a matter of organization-Sun Tzu 13. If a man does not strike first, he will be the first struck-Athenogoras of Syracuse 14. A wise man in times of peace prepares for war-Horace 15. In war, numbers alone confer no advantage. Do not advance relying on sheer military power-Sun Tzu 16. I think the slain care little if they sleep or rise again-Aeschylus 17. A people's voice is dangerous when charged with wrath-Aeschylus 18. Victory loves prudence-Latin proverb 19. Against danger it pays to be prepared-Aesop 20. "Timidi mater non flet"-A coward's mother does not weep-Latin proverb 21. Danger gleams like sunshine to a brave man's eyes-Euripides 22. Constant exposure to dangers will breed contempt for them-Seneca 23. A glorious death is his who for his country falls-Homer 24. All warfare is based on deception-Sun Tzu 25. The god of war hates those who hesitate-Euripides 26. "Alea iacta est"-The die is cast-Gaius Julius Caesar 27. "Vae victus"-Woe to the vanquished-Livy 28. Let all be present and expect the palm, the prize of victory-Virgil 29. The walls shall shake at the noise of the horsemen, and of the wheels, and of the chariots- Ezekiel, XXVI, 10 30. Few men are born brave; many become so through training and force of discipline-Vegetius 31. "Fortis cadere, cedere non potest"-A brave man may fall, but he cannot yield-Latin proverb 32. In peace, sons bury their fathers; in war, fathers bury their sons-Herodotus 33. How are the mighty fallen in the midst of battle!-II Samuel, I, 25 34. "Alta sedent civilis vulnera dextrae"-Deep are the wounds that civil strife inflicts-Lucan 35. An ambuscade, if discovered and promptly surrounded, will repay the intended mischief with interest-Vegetius 36. The blade itself incites to violence-Homer 37. Who was the first that forged the deadly blade? Of rugged steel his savage soul was made- Tibullus 38. Arms keep peace-Latin proverb 39. The gods favour the bold-Ovid 40. Great empires are not maintained by timidity-Tacitus 41. Fortes fortuna adiuvat-Fortune favours the brave-Terence
  • 3. 42. Only the brave enjoy noble and glorious deaths-Dionysius of Halicarnassus 43. A collision at sea can ruin your entire day-Thucydides 44. Fas est et ab hoste doceri-It is right to learn, even from the enemy-Ovid 45. Learn to obey before you command-Solon of Athens 46. March divided and fight concentrated-Military maxim 47. Divide and conquer-Military maxim 48. Victi vincimus-Conquered, we conqu er-Plautus 49. Flet victus, victor interiit-The conquered mourns, the conqueror is undone-Latin proverb 50. Courage may be taught as a child is taught to speak-Euripides 51. Only the dead have seen the end of the war-Plato 52. Veni, vidi, vici-I came, I saw, I conquered-Gaius Julius Caesar 53. Silent enim leges inter arma-Laws are silent in times of war-Cicero 54. We make war that we may live in peace-Aristotle 55. Men grow tired of sleep, love, singing and dancing sooner than war-Homer 56. War spares not the brave but the cowardly-Anacreon 57. War is sweet to those who have never experienced it-Pindar 58. In war important events result from trivial causes-Gaius Julius Caesar 59. Bella detesta matribus-Wars are the dread of mothers-Horace 60. Bella, horida bella-Wars, horrid wars!-Virgil 61. Willing obedience always beats forced obedience-Xenophon 62. The fortunes of war are always doubtful-Seneca 63. The Spartans do not ask how many but where they are-Agis II of Sparta 64. Come home with this shield or upon it-A Spartan woman equips her son 65. Valour is superior to numbers-Vegetius 66. Valour is the contempt of death and pain-Tacitus 67. To lead untrained people to war is to throw them away-Confucius 68. In war, truth is the first casualty-Aeschylus 69. Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori-It is a sweet and seemly thing to die for one's country- Horace 70. Qui desiderat pacem praeparet bellum-Let him who desires peace prepare for war-Vegetius 71. So ends the bloody business of the day-Homer 72. Quae caret ora cruore nostro?-What coast knows not our blood?-Horace 73. Varus, give me back my legions-Augustus Caesar : After the defeat and annihilation of Varus' column in Teutoberg Forest 74. When one side goes against the enemy with the gods' gift of stronger morale, then their adversaries, as a rule, cannot withstand them-Xenophon 75. Brave men are a city's strongest tower of defence-Alcaeus 76. It is the noblest and safest thing for a great army to be visibly animated by one spirit-Archidamus of Sparta 77. Ah! The generals! They are numerous but not good for much!-Aristophanes 78. War, as the saying goes, is full of false alarms-Aristotle 79. War gives the right of the conquerors to impose any conditions they please upon the vanquished-Julius Caesar 80. Let them hate us as long as they fear us-Caligula 81. Armed forces abroad are of little value unless there is prudent counsel at home-Cicero 82. To an imperial city nothing is inconsistent which is expedient-Euphemus of Athens 83. When there is mutual fear men think twice before they make aggression upon one another- Hermocrates of Syracuse
  • 4. 84. They have an abundance of gold and silver, and these make war, like other things, go smoothly- Hermocrates of Syracuse 85. Nobody is driven in to war by ignorance, and no one who thinks he will gain anything from it is deterred by fear-Hermocrates of Syracuse 86. In peace, sons bury their fathers; in war, fathers bury their sons-Herodotus 87. Far better it is to have a stout heart always and suffer one's share of evils, than to be ever fearing what may happen-Herodotus 88. War is the only proper school of the surgeon-Hippocrates 89. A dead enemy always smells good-Alus Vitellus 90. Only the brave enjoy noble and glorious deaths-Dionysius 91. The true contempt of an invader is shown by deeds of valour in the field-Hermocrates of Syracuse 92. Men of Athens, there is not much time for exhortation, but to the brave a few words are as good as many-Hippocrates 93. Even the bravest cannot fight beyond his strength-Homer 94. Ye gods, what dastards would our host command? Swept to the war, the lumber of the land.- Homer 95. Noble and manly music invigorates the spirit, strengthens the wavering man, and incites him to great and worthy deeds-Homer 96. He serves me most, who serves his country best-Homer 97. To those that flee comes neither power nor glory-Homer 98. An ambush, if discovered and promptly surrounded, will repay the intended mischief with interest-Vegetius 99. Few men are born brave; many become so through training and force of discipline-Vegetius 100. A general is not easily overcome who can form a true judgement of his own and the enemy's forces-Vegetius 101. What can a soldier do who charges when out of breath?-Vegetius 102. War is not so much a matter of weapons as of money-Thucydides 103. Victory loves prudence-Latin proverb 104. Great empires are not maintained by timidity-Tacitus 105. Even the bravest are frightened by sudden terrors-Tacitus 106. The proper arts of a general are judgement and prudence-Tacitus 107. A bad peace is even worse than war-Tacitus 108. The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise-Tacitus 109. The sinews of war are infinite money-Cicero 110. Adversity reveals the genius of a general; good fortune conceals it-Horace 111. A wise man in times of peace prepares for war-Horace 112. To a good general luck is important-Livy 113. The outcome corresponds less to expectations in war than in any other case whatsoever-Livy 114. It is pleasant, when the sea is high and the winds are dashing the waves about, to watch from the shores the struggles of another-Lucretius 115. A disorderly mob is no more an army than a heap of building materials is a house-Socrates 116. The cruelty of war makes for peace-Publius Statius 117. To brave men, the prizes that war offers are liberty and fame-Lycurgus of Sparta 118. A small country cannot contend with a great; the few cannot contend with the many; the weak cannot contend with the strong-Mencius 119. To blunder twice is not allowed in war-Latin proverb 120. The man who runs away will fight again-Menander
  • 5. 121. Soldiers do not like being under the command of one who is not of noble birth-Onosander 122. I am more afraid of our own mistakes than of our enemies' designs-Pericles 123. Every care must be taken that our auxiliaries, being stronger than our citizens, may not grow too much for them and become savage beasts-Plato 124. Pardon one offence and you encourage the commission of many-Publilius Syrus 125. We should provide in peace what we need in war-Publilius Syrus 126. Necessity knows no law except to conquer-Publilius Syrus 127. It is a bad plan that cannot be altered-Publilius Syrus 128. He is best secure from dangers who is on his guard even when he seems safe-Publilius Syrus 129. If a man does not know to what port he is sailing, no wind is favourable-Seneca 130. Quick decisions are unsafe decisions-SophaclesSophocles 131. A good general not only sees the way to victory, he also knows when victory is impossible- Polybius 132. In war we must always leave room for strokes of fortune, and accidents that cannot be foreseen- Polybius 133. In war we must be speedy-Silius Italicus 134. Conquered, we conquer-Plautus 135. Ah, yes, mere infantry - poor beggars...-Plautus 136. The valiant profit more their country than the finest, cleverest speakers-Plautus 137. Hannibal knew how to gain a victory, but not how to use it-Maharbal 138. Extraordinary rains pretty generally fall after great battles-Plutarch 139. He conquers who endures-Persius 140. After the war is over, make alliances-Greek proverb 141. An alliance with the powerful is never to be trusted-Phaedrus 142. In the moment of action remember the value of silence and order-Phormio of Athens 143. A large army is always disorderly-Euripides 144. The rulers of the States are the only ones who should have the privilege of lying-Plato