Subject: Government » Military

The Cavalry doesn’t always come to the rescue.

Being in the army is like being in the Boy Scouts, except the Boy Scouts have adult supervision.

(1946 – ) American actor, voice actor & comedian

Generals who can write always make me nervous.

(1921 – ) American newspaper editor

Density of fire increases proportionally to the curiousness of the target.

Try to look unimportant, because the bad guys may be low on ammo and not want to waste a bullet on you.

Exceptions prove the rule, and destroy the battle plan.

All other things being equal, the side with the simplest uniforms wins.

Never share a foxhole with anyone braver than you.

Odd objects attract fire… never lurk behind one.

Nobody can ever learn our military's secrets — unless, you know, they happen to have the Discovery Channel… then, it's pretty easy, just tune in for a few minutes.

(1974 – ) American stand-up comedian & actor

If at first you don't succeed, call in an airstrike.

No combat-ready unit has ever passed inspection.

The consensus seemed to be that if really large numbers of men were sent to storm the mountain, then enough might survive the rocks to take the citadel; this is essentially the basis of all military thinking.

(1948 – ) English novelist

Bravery is being the only one who knows you're afraid.

My parents were very pleased that I was in the Army; the fact that I hated it somehow pleased hem even more.

(1934 – ) Australian comedian, satirist, artist, & author

Professional soldiers are predictable, but the world is full of amateurs.

Rear: In American military matters, that exposed part of the army that is nearest to Congress.

(1842 – 1914) author & satirist

It's not the bullet with your name on it; it's the shrapnel addressed to ‘occupant’ you've got to worry about.

The only time suppressive fire works is when it is used on abandoned positions.

Any military project will take twice as long as planned, cost twice as much, and produce only half of what is wanted.

If only one solution can be found for a field problem, then it is usually a stupid solution.

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