Re: Imperial WisdomLaws are like sausages. It's better not to see them being made.
Otto von Bismarck
Re: Imperial Wisdom"Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win."
- Sun Tzu
Re: Imperial WisdomKeep cool and you command everybody.
Louis de Saint-Just
Re: Imperial WisdomThere are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
Re: Imperial WisdomWar educates the senses, calls into action the will, perfects the
physical constitution, brings men into such swift and close collision in
critical moments that man measures man.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Re: Imperial WisdomThe difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that in a democracy you vote first and take orders later; in a dictatorship you don't have to waste your time voting.
Re: Imperial WisdomNever interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
Re: Imperial Wisdom"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
Re: Imperial WisdomShallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Re: Imperial WisdomThe reward of one duty is the power to fulfill another.
Re: Imperial Wisdom"The strength of an Army lies in strict discipline and undeviating obedience to its officers."
Re: Imperial Wisdom"Few men are born brave. Many become so through training and force of discipline"
-Flavius Vegetius Renatus
Re: Imperial Wisdom"To have good soldiers, a nation must always be at war."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
Re: Imperial WisdomWell this is'nt technically words of wisdom and I don't know how 'Imperial' it is but it is very militaristic and very cool.
Through a Glass, Darkly
George S. Patton, Jr.
Through the travail of the ages,
Midst the pomp and toil of war,
Have I fought and strove and perished
Countless times upon this star.
In the form of many people
In all panoplies of time
Have I seen the luring vision
Of the Victory Maid, sublime.
I have battled for fresh mammoth,
I have warred for pastures new,
I have listed to the whispers
When the race trek instinct grew.
I have known the call to battle
In each changeless changing shape
From the high souled voice of conscience
To the beastly lust for rape.
I have sinned and I have suffered,
Played the hero and the knave;
Fought for belly, shame, or country,
And for each have found a grave.
I cannot name my battles
For the visions are not clear,
Yet, I see the twisted faces
And I feel the rending spear.
Perhaps I stabbed our Savior
In His sacred helpless side.
Yet, I've called His name in blessing
When after times I died.
In the dimness of the shadows
Where we hairy heathens warred,
I can taste in thought the lifeblood;
We used teeth before the sword.
While in later clearer vision
I can sense the coppery sweat,
Feel the pikes grow wet and slippery
When our Phalanx, Cyrus met.
Hear the rattle of the harness
Where the Persian darts bounced clear,
See their chariots wheel in panic
From the Hoplite's leveled spear.
See the goal grow monthly longer,
Reaching for the walls of Tyre.
Hear the crash of tons of granite,
Smell the quenchless eastern fire.
Still more clearly as a Roman,
Can I see the Legion close,
As our third rank moved in forward
And the short sword found our foes.
Once again I feel the anguish
Of that blistering treeless plain
When the Parthian showered death bolts,
And our discipline was in vain.
I remember all the suffering
Of those arrows in my neck.
Yet, I stabbed a grinning savage
As I died upon my back.
Once again I smell the heat sparks
When my Flemish plate gave way
And the lance ripped through my entrails
As on Crecy's field I lay.
In the windless, blinding stillness
Of the glittering tropic sea
I can see the bubbles rising
Where we set the captives free.
Midst the spume of half a tempest
I have heard the bulwarks go
When the crashing, point blank round shot
Sent destruction to our foe.
I have fought with gun and cutlass
On the red and slippery deck
With all Hell aflame within me
And a rope around my neck.
And still later as a General
Have I galloped with Murat
When we laughed at death and numbers
Trusting in the Emperor's Star.
Till at last our star faded,
And we shouted to our doom
Where the sunken road of Ohein
Closed us in it's quivering gloom.
So but now with Tanks a'clatter
Have I waddled on the foe
Belching death at twenty paces,
By the star shell's ghastly glow.
So as through a glass, and darkly
The age long strife I see
Where I fought in many guises,
Many names, but always me.
And I see not in my blindness
What the objects were I wrought,
But as God rules o'er our bickerings
It was through His will I fought.
So forever in the future,
Shall I battle as of yore,
Dying to be born a fighter,
But to die again, once more.
Re: Imperial WisdomHey! I thought you were on my side? :p
Re: Imperial WisdomOf course, I'd be much to scared to fight you! There is'nt a New Republic section for my military quotes is all.
Re: Imperial WisdomSmart man.
I'll allow that. :p
Re: Imperial WisdomBaljos, by all means, you can create a New Republic wisdom thread if you wish.
Re: Imperial WisdomCool.
Re: Imperial WisdomWhy does the Air Force need expensive new bombers? Have the people we've been bombing over the years been complaining?