Monday, January 6, 2014

Men Who Love War

The battlefield is mankind's lost paradise – the paradise in which morality and human conduct are at their highest. One type of paradise that men imagine is about streams, beautiful maidens, and lush landscape. But there is another kind of paradise – the battlefield.
–Qassim Suleimani, Commander of the Iranian Quds Force and veteran of the Iran-Iraq War

I could have a battle every day of my life.
–George Armstrong Custer

The greatest joys for a man are to defeat his enemies, drive them before him, seize all they have, ride on their horses, and hear the lamentation of their women.
–Genghis Khan

Battle is the most magnificent competition in which a human being can indulge. It brings out all that is best; it removes all that is base. All men are afraid in battle. The coward is the one who lets his fear overcome his sense of duty. Duty is the essence of manhood. . . . All real Americans love the sting of battle.
–George Patton

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