“Good soldiers don’t think – they just obey.”
"Bullets do not kill. It is the finger that pulls the trigger."
"I keep forgetting, wars have always been fought by children."
“An army needs something to fight for in order to win.”
“Treason is a charge invented by winners as an excuse for hanging the losers.”
“All armies have some men who aren’t nice.”
"I am old, Sir. I've seen so many wars. It all seemed so important at the time. Now, I don't even remember what they were for. Millions of dead men and I don't know why."
"All violence begets is violence."
“Now I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.”
“Americans traditionally love to fight. All real Americans love the sting of battle. When you were kids, you all admired the champion marble shooter, the fastest runner, big league ball players, the toughest boxers. Americans love a winner and will not tolerate a loser. Americans play to win all the time.”