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A military is a heavily armed, highly organised force primarily intended for [29]warfare, also known collectively as armed forces. It is typically officially authorized and maintained by a [30]sovereign state, with its members identifiable by their distinct [31]military uniform. It may consist of one or more [32]military branches such as an
[33]army, [34]navy, [35]air force, [36]space force, [37]marines, or [38]coast guard. The main task of the military is usually defined as defence of the state and its interests against external armed threats

so I am not interested in it necessarily for being heavily armed, but highly organised force. so good.
reminds me also of corporations like google. a giant force. probably very difficult to get something so big and it not turn to shit when power parasites weasel their asses in. there needs to be some black box and locks out even the creator imo. a self-sustaining thing that is as protected as possible. or I dont know.
the idea of military also reminds me of guerilla resistances. how can citizens make change? what is the purpose of the military? who runs it? why? is it an entity in itself?
and both aside


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  - I came across a passage on Quora, the Q being about crying during bootcamp, the answerer said, in passing perhaps, about the average person being lazy and unmotivated?
  - "Truth is, drill sergeants are simply executing a meticulously crafted training plan designed to make Soldiers out of fresh recruits in every which way possible. The service indoctrination program is intended to break recruits of the old habits they formed over their lifetime and teach them new habits which will be needed during their service. The vast majority of recruits who enter into the service are lazy and undisciplined in comparison to what the Army actually needs and often refuse to change willingly."
  - there we go.. lazy and undisiciplined. a strong will can do wonders. and the military seems like a powerhouse of power, will, determination, execution, efficiency though also tied with knowledge. though perhaps lacking in wisdom. there is some allure to it. like.. how much knowledge do they have? what amazing information?

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--- DICTIONARIES (in Dictionaries, in Quotes, in Chapters)

military ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to soldiers, to arms, or to war; belonging to, engaged in, or appropriate to, the affairs of war; as, a military parade; military discipline; military bravery; military conduct; military renown.
Performed or made by soldiers; as, a military election; a military expedition. ::: n.

military ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to soldiers, to arms, or to war; belonging to, engaged in, or appropriate to, the affairs of war; as, a military parade; military discipline; military bravery; military conduct; military renown.
Performed or made by soldiers; as, a military election; a military expedition. ::: n.

Military Government ::: Israel established a military government in the West Bank and Gaza Strip after the Six Day War in 1967. The governor was responsible for security and civic administration.

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   4 Winston Churchill
   1 William Gibson
   1 Sun Tzu
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   1 Noam Chomsky
   1 Nadabindu-Upanishad
   1 Fred Hosea
   1 Carl Sagan


   22 Donald Trump
   8 Barack Obama
   7 George W Bush
   6 Dwight D Eisenhower
   6 Anonymous
   5 Sun Tzu
   5 John F Kerry
   4 Jeb Bush
   4 Albert Einstein
   3 Wesley Clark
   3 Rush Limbaugh
   3 Robert A Heinlein
   3 Neal Stephenson
   3 Napoleon Bonaparte
   3 Mitt Romney
   3 Michelle Obama
   3 Henry A Kissinger
   3 Guido Westerwelle
   3 Eric Bolling
   3 Corinne Michaels
   3 Benazir Bhutto
   2 Winston Churchill
   2 William Westmoreland
   2 William J Clinton
   2 Wendell Berry
   2 Tony Judt
   2 Thomas Paine
   2 Ted Cruz
   2 Ron Paul
   2 Ronald Reagan
   2 Robert Kiyosaki
   2 Robert Irvine
   2 Rajmohan Gandhi
   2 Rachel Maddow
   2 Peter DeFazio
   2 Pat Conroy
   2 Orson Scott Card
   2 Mike Pence
   2 Mike Huckabee
   2 Michael Z Williamson
   2 Marissa Meyer
   2 Marco Rubio
   2 Mahatma Gandhi
   2 Leo Tolstoy
   2 Lee Child
   2 John Mearsheimer
   2 John McCain
   2 Jesse Ventura
   2 James A Hunter
   2 Groucho Marx
   2 Greg Gutfeld
   2 George C Marshall
   2 George Bernard Shaw
   2 Douglas Adams
   2 Dick Cheney
   2 Chris Kyle
   2 Carl von Clausewitz
   2 Bill O Reilly
   2 Benjamin Netanyahu
   2 Benjamin Carson
   2 Barry Goldwater
   2 Barbara W Tuchman
   2 Abraham Lincoln

1:Opportunities multiply as they are seized. ~ Sun Tzu,
2:If you're going through hell, keep going. ~ Winston Churchill,
3:Quotations when engraved upon the memory give you good thoughts. ~ Winston Churchill,
4:It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations. ~ Winston Churchill,
5:According to some estimates, almost half the scientists and high technologists on Earth are employed full- or part-time on military matters. ~ Carl Sagan,
6:Practice is the act of rehearsing a behavior over and over, or engaging in an activity again and again, for the purpose of improving or mastering it, as in the phrase practice makes perfect. ~ ,
7:Writing is an adventure. To begin with, it is a toy and an amusement. Then it becomes a mistress, then it becomes a master, then it become a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster and fling him to the public. ~ Winston Churchill,
8:Student debt is structured to be a burden for life. The indebted cannot declare bankruptcy, unlike Donald Trump. Current student debt is estimated to be over $1.45 trillion. There are ample resources for that simply from waste, including the bloated military and the enormous concentrated private wealth that has accumulated in the financial and general corporate sector under neoliberal policies. There is no economic reason why free education cannot flourish from schools through colleges and university. The barriers are not economic but rather political decisions. ~ Noam Chomsky,
9:The Yogi should always listen to the sound (nada) in the interior of his right ear. This sound, when constantly practiced, will drown every sound (dhvani from outside .... By persisting ... the sound will be heard subtler and subtler. At first, it will be like what is produced by the ocean (jaladhi), the cloud (jimuta), the kettle-drum (bheri), and the water-fall (nirjhara) . ... A little later it will be like the sound produced by a tabor (mardala, or small drum), a big bell (ghanta), and a military drum (kahala); and finally like the sound of the tinkling bell (kinkin), the bamboo-flute (vamsa), the harp (vina) and the bee (bhramara). ~ Nadabindu-Upanishad, (verses 31-41) ,
10:All literature consists of whatever the writer thinks is cool. The reader will like the book to the degree that he agrees with the writer about what's cool. And that works all the way from the external trappings to the level of metaphor, subtext, and the way one uses words. In other words, I happen not to think that full-plate armor and great big honking greatswords are cool. I don't like 'em. I like cloaks and rapiers. So I write stories with a lot of cloaks and rapiers in 'em, 'cause that's cool. Guys who like military hardware, who think advanced military hardware is cool, are not gonna jump all over my books, because they have other ideas about what's cool. ~ Stephen Brust,
11:From what we've seen in sci-fi movies and literature and generally xenophobic public behavior about Others (immigrants, apostates, and liberals, e.g.,), and the primordial urges to solve imagined or perceived threats with military force, I think the only possibly positive version of alien visitations would be if (a) they're sufficiently evolved to be able to understand the utter primitivity of human behavior as collectives, and (b) they're sufficiently caring to treat Earth as a planet of ill-bred children, mostly incapable of acting, as a collective -- on their higher natures. It seems far more likely that we would be perceived as a vastly inferior species of antlike primitives, warring uselessly amongst ourselves with robotic persistence over millennia.If, based on their other cosmic travels and intergalactic species science, the extraterrestrials are able to have undeservedly benign interventions with humans without somehow provoking paranoid hysteria, religious panics and miitary holocaust, then we might have something to look forward to; but this, unfortunately, is placing a huge gamble on extraterrestrials to be the prevailingly benign moderators of our fate than we ourselves are ever likely to be as a species. ~ Fred Hosea,
12:`No. Stay, doesn't matter.' He settled the black terry sweatband across his forehead, careful not to disturb the flat Sendai dermatrodes [1]. He stared at the deck on his lap, not really seeing it, seeing instead the shop window on Ninsei, the chromed shuriken burning with reflected neon. He glanced up; on the wall, just above the Sony, he'd hung her gift, tacking it there with a yellow-headed drawing pin through the hole at its center.He closed his eyes.Found the ridged face of the power stud.And in the bloodlit dark behind his eyes, silver phosphenes boiling in from the edge of space, hypnagogic images jerking past like film compiled from random frames.Symbols, figures, faces, a blurred, fragmented mandala of visual information.Please, he prayed, now --A gray disk, the color of Chiba sky.Now --Disk beginning to rotate, faster, becoming a sphere of paler gray. Expanding --And flowed, flowered for him, fluid neon origami trick, the unfolding of his distanceless home, his country, transparent 3D chessboard extending to infinity. Inner eye opening to the stepped scarlet pyramid of the Eastern Seaboard Fission Authority burning beyond the green cubes of Mitsubishi Bank of America, and high and very far away he saw the spiral arms of military systems, forever beyond his reach. ~ William Gibson, Neuromancer ,

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1:I never saw no military solution ~ Sting,
2:Love is a kind of military service ~ Ovid,
3:Our military is a disaster. ~ Donald Trump,
4:I come from a military family. ~ Brittany Murphy,
5:Don't disparage America's military. ~ Eric Bolling,
6:a military base, to check out the story. ~ Greg Iles,
7:be a military lawyer or something. ~ Lynn Raye Harris,
8:I really like visiting military bases. ~ Stacy Keibler,
9:Can’t you tell the military to buzz off? ~ Elicia Hyder,
10:Conquer land like Napoleon, military bomb fest ~ U God,
11:I think military is a very special thing. ~ Donald Trump,
12:promised that any British military involvement ~ Anonymous,
13:We have the best military in the world. ~ Kimberly Guilfoyle,
14:Beware the military-industrial complex. ~ Dwight D Eisenhower,
15:owned zoo in an occupied country. Military ~ Lawrence Anthony,
16:It’s a sisterhood, being a military spouse. ~ Corinne Michaels,
17:Military men are the scourges of the world. ~ Guy de Maupassant,
18:We have to have the strongest military by far... ~ Donald Trump,
19:The military is already sexually integrated. ~ Elizabeth Edwards,
20:Even a pacifist should admire the military virtues. ~ John Keegan,
21:For us military men, it is impossible to forget. ~ Andrei Grechko,
22:Military intelligence is a contradiction in terms. ~ Groucho Marx,
23:Roman military expansion drove Roman sophistication. ~ Mary Beard,
24:We have great people, we have a depleted military. ~ Donald Trump,
25:It's a depleted - we have a very depleted military. ~ Donald Trump,
26:Military police is very timely for our army. ~ Vladimir Zhirinovsky,
27:My trophy value exceeded my military usefulness. ~ Lord Mountbatten,
28:Often times the best military leaders were soldiers. ~ Jim Caviezel,
29:appeared on Fox News as a military analyst, and this is ~ Brian Haig,
30:I would be so happy if we never had to use [military]. ~ Donald Trump,
31:Jesus' military career has never compelled my belief. ~ Wendell Berry,
32:Military surge in Afghanistan to eliminate the Taliban. ~ Barack Obama,
33:Spending on the military doesn't increase the deficit. ~ Ronald Reagan,
34:I have drawn a very close bond to all the military people. ~ Toby Keith,
35:Military preparedness is absolutely a form of strength. ~ Rachel Maddow,
36:The EU is a community of values, not military buildups. ~ Martin Schulz,
37:I have always had a particular antagonism for the military. ~ Donna Leon,
38:Military wives aren’t strong because they want to be. ~ Corinne Michaels,
39:Reducing military presence has never in history won a war. ~ John McCain,
40:Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value. ~ Ferdinand Foch,
41:I think civilian Americans support the military very much. ~ Thad Cochran,
42:Military missions are not democratic development aid. ~ Guido Westerwelle,
43:Military tribunals to lock people up the way Lincoln did. ~ Newt Gingrich,
44:There's nobody bigger or better at the military than I am. ~ Donald Trump,
45:We must maintain strong defenses, military and spiritual. ~ Prescott Bush,
46:If we don't get the military right nothing else matters. ~ Benjamin Carson,
47:I had other priorities in the sixties than military service. ~ Dick Cheney,
48:I'm an entertainer in the military-entertainment complex. ~ Bruce Sterling,
49:My parents were incredibly strict, almost military style. ~ John Leguizamo,
50:The disconnect between America and its military is shocking. ~ John Oliver,
51:The military ain't there for the people's protection, ~ Immortal Technique,
52:Where the Government is weak, military sway prevails. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte,
53:Military or dictatorial rule is not good for our Pakistan. ~ Benazir Bhutto,
54:Reduce US military presence in Iraq; and bring in neighbors. ~ John F Kerry,
55:I thought what the military was doing was unconstitutional. ~ Fred Korematsu,
56:Maintenance and resupply are the backbone of any military. ~ Robert Ferrigno,
57:Most goat-related military activity is still highly classified. ~ Jon Ronson,
58:out-of-date military tactics could not break through for most of ~ Anonymous,
59:piggy piggy: U.S. turns to military gear in hunt for feral swine ~ Anonymous,
60:If you don't want gays in the military, make the uniforms ugly. ~ Joan Rivers,
61:Keeping our military strong means keepin' our families strong. ~ Barack Obama,
62:Military action without politics is like a tree without a root. ~ Ho Chi Minh,
63:The military don't start wars. Politicians start wars. ~ William Westmoreland,
64:They believe the military is immoral and intellectually inferior ~ Ben Carson,
65:Beware the influence of the military-industrial complex. ~ Dwight D Eisenhower,
66:Cinematography, a military art. Prepare a film like a battle. ~ Robert Bresson,
67:Military investigations are designed not to find anyone guilty. ~ Jon Krakauer,
68:Military justice is to justice what military music is to music. ~ Groucho Marx,
69:Military strategy...has become the diplomacy of violence. ~ Thomas C Schelling,
70:Sergeant Bergdahl may have broken any number of military laws. ~ Alex Berenson,
71:The biggest mistake of my life was taking a military education. ~ Robert E Lee,
72:The military is a machine of war. Not a law enforcement agency. ~ Hank Johnson,
73:Military power wins battles, but spiritual power wins wars. ~ George C Marshall,
74:Military troops were withdrawn from Chechnya on Dec. 31, 1996. ~ Akhmad Kadyrov,
75:noted the military guards posted out front to secure the crime ~ David Baldacci,
76:Remember that the military used wind-up radios for years. ~ Nicholas Negroponte,
77:The military has a very prickly relationship with the press. ~ Tim Hetherington,
78:Military solution in Iraq has been disproven and discredited. ~ Christopher Dodd,
79:Air superiority is the ultimate expression of military power. ~ Winston Churchill,
80:But no one told me that when you're in the military, they own you. ~ Nelsan Ellis,
81:I take care of military families. Their sacrifices are very real. ~ Mark Vonnegut,
82:Medic, geek, badass ex-military guy? Is there anything you can't do? ~ Maya Banks,
83:Most of my young years were spent under the boots of the military. ~ Paulo Coelho,
84:I joined the military because there is someone I have to protect. ~ Hiromu Arakawa,
85:Military intelligence was as nothing to military stupidity. ~ Lois McMaster Bujold,
86:Commerce diminishes the spirit both patriotism and military defense. ~ Thomas Paine,
87:Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II ~ William Blum,
88:Military families so much appreciate the love, support and prayers. ~ Bob McDonnell,
89:States have two kinds of power: latent power and military power. ~ John Mearsheimer,
90:Whether we like it or not, we remain a dominant military superpower. ~ Barack Obama,
91:Backs dialogue for solving disputes and not military power and threats. ~ Amr Moussa,
92:aimed not at military concentrations, but at total populations. He ~ Clifford D Simak,
93:atomic power, radar, and the Internet—were spawned by the military. ~ Walter Isaacson,
94:I think General Pershing was the most military figure I've ever seen. ~ Frank Buckles,
95:So the important thing in a military operation is victory, not persistence. ~ Sun Tzu,
96:Democracy and dependence on the military and police are incompatible. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
97:These military devices, leading to victory, must not be divulged beforehand. ~ Sun Tzu,
98:The truth is, that the military people are so important to our country. ~ Donald Trump,
99:The world has nothing to fear from military ambition in our Government. ~ James K Polk,
100:We will fight with full force and might of the United States military. ~ George W Bush,
101:A lot of wonderful people love their country and hate the military. ~ William J Clinton,
102:Being in the military is amazing; you give orders, and things happen. ~ Neal Stephenson,
103:Commerce diminishes the spirit, both of patriotism and military defence. ~ Thomas Paine,
104:I co-founded the DNC Veterans and Military Families Council in 2005. ~ Christine Pelosi,
105:Man is a military animal, glories in gunpowder, and loves parade. ~ Philip James Bailey,
106:Military discipline is merely a perfection of social servitude. ~ Alexis de Tocqueville,
107:No police or military in the world can protect people who are cowards. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
108:The military wants a system that protects its policies and privileges. ~ Benazir Bhutto,
109:The skin of all of us is responsive to gypsy songs and military marches. ~ Jean Cocteau,
110:Commercial conquest is far more thorough and final than military defeat. ~ Wendell Berry,
111:General James Mattis is a storied and much-respected military leader. ~ Michele Flournoy,
112:I didn't choose to write a military man as much as Vince Haven chose me. ~ Rachel Gibson,
113:My own military background is wholly un-distinguished. I was a sergeant. ~ W E B Griffin,
114:The immediate cause of World War III is the military preparation of it. ~ C Wright Mills,
115:There was the unspeakable neatness of military preparation for violence ~ Louise Erdrich,
116:A change of opinions is almost unknown in an elderly military man. ~ Gilbert K Chesterton,
117:Diplomacy without military might is like music without instruments. ~ Frederick The Great,
118:I'm inclined to think that a military background wouldn't hurt anyone. ~ William Faulkner,
119:I'm not a military man. I wish I were, then maybe I could give some advice. ~ Elie Wiesel,
120:Military wives aren’t strong because they want to be. They have to be. ~ Corinne Michaels,
121:The ultimate Form of devaluation is military confrontation and global war. ~ David Harvey,
122:You know things have gone bad when military marches pass for pop music. ~ James Patterson,
123:For a military cop, walking into a bar is like a batter stepping to the plate. ~ Lee Child,
124:Government is the Entertainment division of the military-industrial complex. ~ Frank Zappa,
125:I can say that American men and women in the Military are damn impressive. ~ Henry Rollins,
126:Isn't it a shame military doctors couldn't be as good as military sunglasses? ~ Pat Conroy,
127:Military simulation is an important way of training people for an emergency ~ Greg Gutfeld,
128:The military destabilised my government on politically motivated charges. ~ Benazir Bhutto,
129:Whenever I deal with children or the military, that becomes special to me. ~ Robert Irvine,
130:America needs a military where our breast and brightest are proud to serve. ~ George W Bush,
131:Believe me that every man you see in a military uniform is not a hero. ~ Duke of Wellington,
132:Christian Dresner could design a hell of a nasty military app. “Okay, Duane. I ~ Kyle Mills,
133:paramilitary police officers believed the Punjab police were on Bhindranwale's ~ Mark Tully,
134:The military's job is to win the war. A president's job is to win the peace. ~ John F Kerry,
135:The military was all about hierarchies, who urinated highest on the hydrant ~ Justin Cronin,
136:The spirit of this country is totally adverse to a large military force. ~ Thomas Jefferson,
137:War is much too serious a thing to be left to military men. ~ Charles Maurice de Talleyrand,
138:You should have long since gotten rid of military-industrial complexes. ~ Arkady Strugatsky,
139:[Adolf] Hitler didn't discuss politics or military with Eva [Braun]. Not once. ~ Gretl Braun,
140:He will win who has military capacity and is not interfered with by the sovereign. ~ Sun Tzu,
141:military service was one of them. She knew he had served but he had never ~ Michael Connelly,
142:The military played polo. Polo, really, started as a game to train for war. ~ Nacho Figueras,
143:A piece of spaghetti or a military unit can only be led from the front end. ~ George S Patton,
144:In America, we have a depleted military. It has to be helped, has to be fixed. ~ Donald Trump,
145:It is a major sin to break a contract, especially in military situations. ~ John Walker Lindh,
146:Most people associate command and control leadership with the military. ~ Margaret J Wheatley,
147:Riot – A popular entertainment given to the military by innocent bystanders. ~ Ambrose Bierce,
148:the essence of a reliable and stable military lay in a contented peasantry. ~ Rajmohan Gandhi,
149:The pioneers of a warless world are the youth that refuse military service. ~ Albert Einstein,
150:He has a kind of exaggerated politeness that is kind of like a military man. ~ Neal Stephenson,
151:I am fully supportive of 'open service' and committed to LGBT military families. ~ Chuck Hagel,
152:In some sense, the military is the most modern part of a developing country. ~ George Friedman,
153:It is of first importance that the military be subordinate to civilian government ~ John Rawls,
154:the Pentagon actually donates military equipment to the police, including tanks. ~ Matt Ridley,
155:A lot of guns there's no need for civilians to own those those are for military ~ Willie Nelson,
156:Do wars support the military-industrial complex and therefore support the people? ~ James Rosen,
157:I have no problem with women in the military, if that's what they want to do. ~ Lorraine Bracco,
158:It’s good to have an ally in the military who understands what I’m doing. ~ John Jackson Miller,
159:Next to Valour, the best qualities in a military man are vigilance and caution. ~ John Jennings,
160:Odyssey Dawn? That's not a military operation. That's a Carnival Cruise ship. ~ Stephen Colbert,
161:What I learned in the military is that gossip starts early and it stays forever. ~ Wesley Clark,
162:Would that it were so! ... That the American military were targeting journalists. ~ Ann Coulter,
163:Is America what it says it is if the military refuses to help its people?” 33 ~ Douglas Brinkley,
164:I will insist on a military so powerful no one would ever think of challenging it. ~ Mitt Romney,
165:I would say any type of sexual activity has absolutely no place in the military. ~ Rick Santorum,
166:Promoting a record on a major label is like running a minor military campaign. ~ Robyn Hitchcock,
167:We have employed every police and military unit at our dispo—” “NOT GOOD ENOUGH. ~ Marissa Meyer,
168:And as a result of the United States military, Taliban no longer is in existence. ~ George W Bush,
169:If worse comes to worst, I say clearly - a soldier must follow military orders. ~ Naftali Bennett,
170:I think employers need help in understanding how to translate a military career. ~ Michelle Obama,
171:Our military has been greatly weakened by a lot of bad decisions and other things. ~ Donald Trump,
172:That's my attitude on the military. I don't like telling the enemy what I'm doing. ~ Donald Trump,
173:The power of our example is more important than the strength of our military. ~ William J Clinton,
174:There are many different ways that a military person's career can be translated. ~ Michelle Obama,
175:from being a military doctrine, counterinsurgency has become a principle of government ~ Anonymous,
176:If it wasn't for the military I probably would not have ever come to Bosnia for vacation. ~ Coolio,
177:I have the complete support of the military. I personally served in the navy. ~ Juan Manuel Santos,
178:I love working out. It's my release. I've done it since I've been in the military. ~ Robert Irvine,
179:Never forget that no military leader has ever become great without audacity. ~ Carl von Clausewitz,
180:Only about one in a thousand of DACA’s participants had joined the military. ~ Victor Davis Hanson,
181:The military lead turbulent lives, but they are people like everybody else. ~ William Westmoreland,
182:The United States faces no serious military threats today, yet is constantly at war. ~ Doug Bandow,
183:Voroshilov was a hard-riding, hard-drinking military crony of civil-war days. ~ Kliment Voroshilov,
184:Wealth, religion, military victory have more rhetorical than efficacious worth. ~ George Santayana,
185:At the root of great military leaders is their ability to genuinely care for people. ~ Bob Knowling,
186:Be a military flier or be in a band; those were the two hippest things I could imagine. ~ Nick Lowe,
187:I decided to join the military to give back to my country and help pay for college. ~ Steve Stivers,
188:If the military contractors are out of Afghanistan, Karzai is out 15 minutes later. ~ Rachel Maddow,
189:In a military operation, the command and control elements are a legitimate target. ~ Stephen Hadley,
190:I respect people in the military. And I always have, at least since I've been there. ~ Donald Trump,
191:Military men are just dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy. ~ Henry Kissinger,
192:Nothing so comforts the military mind as the maxim of a great but dead general. ~ Barbara W Tuchman,
193:After I was discharged from the military, it was difficult trying to become a civilian. ~ Chris Kyle,
194:Any lie by anyone who hated the military was repeated endlessly. Any truth was ignored. ~ John Ringo,
195:History causes the military problem to become the essence of the political problem. ~ Vladimir Lenin,
196:If Russia had the same military power that America did, earth would be called Russia. ~ Greg Gutfeld,
197:In war, numbers alone confer no advantage. Do not advance relying on sheer military power. ~ Sun Tzu,
198:It's clear that the United States has more to give the world than military bases. ~ Cynthia McKinney,
199:Military men are just dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns for foreign policy. ~ Deanna Spingola,
200:On weekends his idea of rest was to read military history aloud to his daughters. ~ Joseph E Persico,
201:The Kingdom of Heaven is a military autocracy and there is no public opinion in it. ~ Anatole France,
202:The military caste did not originate as a party of patriots, but as a party of bandits ~ H L Mencken,
203:The military state is the final form to which every planned economy tends rapidly. ~ Isabel Paterson,
204:We would take millions [of undocumented illegal] if they would serve in the military. ~ Eric Bolling,
205:When it comes to the military, we have no choice. We cannot have a depleted military. ~ Donald Trump,
206:Why do we have to be a military superpower? Why can't we be a humanitarian superpower? ~ Howard Zinn,
207:With the exception of the military industrial complex, we all want a more peaceful world. ~ Ron Paul,
208:I spent 22 years in the United States military, so I'm a pretty strategic level thinker. ~ Allen West,
209:It was unworthy of our military sources that they were the first to weaken. ~ Mohammed Saeed al Sahaf,
210:Military despotism represses generous sentiments, priestly tyranny stifles them. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte,
211:Military men are just dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy. ~ Henry A Kissinger,
212:We had a military and political leadership at that period which was genuinely deluded. ~ Neil Sheehan,
213:It's a chief principle in military affairs to go where ye are least expected. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson,
214:The basic problems facing the world today are not susceptible to a military solution. ~ John F Kennedy,
215:The first thing we need to do to make America stronger is to strengthen our military. ~ Chris Christie,
216:If they listen to the military people, we probably wouldn't be having an ISIS right now. ~ Donald Trump,
217:No economic, political or military power can compare with the power of a change of mind ~ Willis Harman,
218:Once a major military confrontation occurs, North Korea will definitely be annihilated. ~ Kim Young sam,
219:The heels of military boots, striking marble floors, made a sound like thrown stones. ~ Gregory Maguire,
220:There is a price you pay if you want to train military personnel - they don't all come back. ~ Dan John,
221:Hell, was no military man; was computer technician who had bumbled into wrong field. ~ Robert A Heinlein,
222:There is nearly always uh, a process of wanting contingency plans made in the military. ~ McGeorge Bundy,
223:We have the greatest people on Earth in our military. We don't take care of our veterans. ~ Donald Trump,
224:A certain grasp of military affairs is vital for those in charge of general policy. ~ Carl von Clausewitz,
225:[Barack] Obama has betrayed Israel, gutted the military, and apologized on ten world tours. ~ Marco Rubio,
226:Everybody in the military has a reputation, and usually it doesn't come out to the public. ~ Wesley Clark,
227:I believe demolishing Hussein's military power and liberating Iraq would be a cakewalk. ~ Kenneth Adelman,
228:The military do so love shiny new technology, there's always so many ways to abuse it. ~ Peter F Hamilton,
229:The reduction in world conflicts led to defense budget cuts that hurt military contractors. ~ Max Tegmark,
230:There's an old military saying...If at first you don't succeed, call in an air strike. ~ Jonathan Maberry,
231:All military and most commercial aircraft use our designs that process power from jet engines. ~ Amar Bose,
232:Dresden, which I am told presents no military or industrial targets whatsoever for the RAF. ~ Paul Russell,
233:I'm not sure how paying for transgender surgery [in the military] makes our country safer. ~ Mike Huckabee,
234:Military-grade laser,” Conti said. “Very powerful, yet more precise than a jeweler’s file. ~ Lincoln Child,
235:My father and all my uncles on both sides served in the military in World War II and Korea. ~ Darrell Issa,
236:My mother did all she could to control me, but at age 14 she sent me to a military school. ~ Sam Donaldson,
237:Whoring is like military service...okay in the upper brackets, not so good lower down. ~ Robert A Heinlein,
238:A political problem thought of in military terms eventually becomes a military problem. ~ George C Marshall,
239:If there is one basic element in our Constitution, it is civilian control of the military. ~ Harry S Truman,
240:United States military involvement in Syria has deepened since President Trump took office. ~ Judy Woodruff,
241:Using the ‘military decision-making process’ is extremely valuable when making policy decisions. ~ Joe Heck,
242:WHEN we don't get the results we want in our military endeavors, we don't blame the soldiers. ~ Dave Eggers,
243:A military leader thinks about casualties and losses, but a strategic one only aims the win. ~ M F Moonzajer,
244:Are you in the military?"
"No, I'm a grad student. I used to be a boy scout, if that helps. ~ Anna Durand,
245:I don't think a wise thing at this moment is for Israel to launch a military attack on Iran. ~ William Hague,
246:I'm completely opposed to the idea of becoming accustomed to foreign military campaigns. ~ Guido Westerwelle,
247:I often wonder what I will be remembered in history for. Scholar? Military hero? Builder? ~ Ferdinand Marcos,
248:Statistics have shown that mortality increases perceptibly in the military during wartime. ~ Alphonse Allais,
249:The necessary and wise subordination of the military to civil power must be sustained. ~ Dwight D Eisenhower,
250:The pioneers of a warless world are the young men (and women) who refuse military service. ~ Albert Einstein,
251:You know as well as I do that counterinsurgency is a very nuanced type of military operation. ~ John Abizaid,
252:America has the mightiest military on the planet, and they didn't get there with entertainers. ~ Dick Gregory,
253:Both sides think they are about to lose. They are both correct.” —Old military proverb ~ Michael Z Williamson,
254:Can the military art be learned in the games and hunts in which you pass your youth?” The ~ Barbara W Tuchman,
255:I don't think that witchcraft is a religion. I wish the military would rethink this decision. ~ George W Bush,
256:If diplomacy has any chance to work, it must be coupled with a credible military threat. ~ Benjamin Netanyahu,
257:I had examined myself pretty thoroughly and discovered that I was unfit for military service. ~ Joseph Heller,
258:I think that our American people will welcome a Russian military force for peace-keeping purposes. ~ Sam Nunn,
259:Keep in mind that without the law, we’re not a military, just an armed gang that dresses alike. ~ Marko Kloos,
260:Slowly but surely, the U.S. military is being converted into a global oil-protection service. ~ Michael Klare,
261:Their skins were different colors but they all belonged to the same ethnic group: Military. ~ Neal Stephenson,
262:The military has a very long relationship with Hollywood that dates back to the silent film era. ~ Nick Turse,
263:War does not determine who is right, but who is left.” —old military proverb Caledonia ~ Michael Z Williamson,
264:We don't thrive on military acts. We do them because we have to, and thank God we are efficient. ~ Golda Meir,
265:We have an authorization to use military force against terrorists. We passed it after 9/11. ~ Hillary Clinton,
266:As journalist, I'm responsible to the American people, not to the military of the United States. ~ Amy Goodman,
267:In military school, on day one you must memorize the mission of the Merchant Marine Academy. ~ Robert Kiyosaki,
268:It's important. One of the principles in the United States is civilian control of the military. ~ Wesley Clark,
269:• • • Military history is the story of the terrible murder of beautiful plans by ugly facts. ~ Gregory Benford,
270:such a state of obligatory and irreproachable idleness is the lot of a whole class—the military. ~ Leo Tolstoy,
271:Washington's defeat in 1754 was followed by active military preparations on both sides. ~ Albert Bushnell Hart,
272:A major power can afford a military debacle only when it looks like a political victory. ~ Friedrich Durrenmatt,
273:Arts is just as important as military defense, you know? Emotional defense is just as important. ~ Quincy Jones,
274:Even limited military actions end up carrying with them great costs and unintended consequences. ~ Barack Obama,
275:it isn’t fair, but if you think life has a bad reputation for that, the military puts it to shame. ~ Hugh Howey,
276:The two terms are mutually exclusive. Like military intelligence. An oxymoron, emphasis on moron. ~ Mary Hughes,
277:The U.S. must renounce any U.S. interest in constructing permanent U.S. military bases in Iraq. ~ Peter DeFazio,
278:But anytime you really want a situation to get all screwed up, just throw the military into the mix. ~ Mark Tufo,
279:Civilians had a tendency to fetishize military dead without ever considering how and why they died. ~ Tanya Huff,
280:During the invasion of Iraq in 2003, the military conducted only a handful of drone missions. ~ Michael Hastings,
281:people who have spent their lives in the military have trouble adjusting to civilian life afterward. ~ Lee Child,
282:There is nothing like a parade to elicit the proper respect for the military from the populace. ~ Irving Kristol,
283:We need to increase our military spending. We need to deal with a no- fly zone in Syria, a safe zone. ~ Jeb Bush,
284:We're going to take care of our military - the people in our military, the finest people we have. ~ Donald Trump,
285:You could hardly find an entity more at odds with military discipline than a Trump organization. ~ Michael Wolff,
286:Barack Obama's a terrible commander-in-chief. He is gutting our military. It's not an exaggeration. ~ Marco Rubio,
287:Form up," I murmured, because it sounded more military and tougher than saying, "You guys go first. ~ Jim Butcher,
288:Gays are now allowed to serve openly in the military. So maybe our next war could be a musical. ~ David Letterman,
289:Having been in the military myself, there is an awful moment when you're in this moment of conflict. ~ Gavin Hood,
290:I went to school on a military base in Germany. I got a lot of my clothes at the army surplus store. ~ Debby Ryan,
291:States care about relative wealth, because economic might is the foundation of military might. ~ John Mearsheimer,
292:The aim of military training is not just to prepare men for battle, but to make them long for it. ~ Louis Simpson,
293:The only thing harder than getting a new idea into the military mind is to get an old one out. ~ B H Liddell Hart,
294:There hasn't been a military force like the United States of America in the history of the world. ~ Rush Limbaugh,
295:The study of history lies at the foundation of all sound military conclusions and practice. ~ Alfred Thayer Mahan,
296:What if he thought I looked like some military psycho? Or worse—a hipster, thanks to this beard? ~ Megan Erickson,
297:A country is only as strong as its military, and only as moral as the men who serve in its ranks. ~ Michelle Moran,
298:Air power is the most difficult of military force to measure or even express in precise terms. ~ Winston Churchill,
299:As was easily foreseeable, the unprovoked military adventure empowered anti-American terrorists. ~ Andrew McCarthy,
300:I do think that I have a better sense of how military action can result in unintended consequences. ~ Barack Obama,
301:If military action in Iraq is launched without a new U.N. resolution, Canada will not participate. ~ Jean Chretien,
302:I was the only person in the world who thought it was a military duty to appear to be in a good mood. ~ Pat Conroy,
303:I would no more teach children military training than teach them arson, robbery, or assassination. ~ Eugene V Debs,
304:Most of wars or military coups or invasions are done in the name of democracy against democracy. ~ Eduardo Galeano,
305:She was like Oscar the Grouch, if Oscar had military training and a penchant for stabbing things. ~ James A Hunter,
306:When the military man approaches, the world locks up its spoons and packs off its womankind. ~ George Bernard Shaw,
307:You don't have to be straight to be in the military; you just have to be able to shoot straight. ~ Barry Goldwater,
308:A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty. ~ James Madison,
309:Feith had achieved the reputation in some military circles as 'the dumbest . . . guy on the planet.' ~ Tommy Franks,
310:Politics must drive military strategy as strategy drives tactics. Only when politics fail do we fight. ~ B V Larson,
311:Stately as a galleon, I sail across the floor,Doing the military two-step, as in the days of yore. ~ Joyce Grenfell,
312:We have a politically correct military and it's getting more and more politically correct every day. ~ Donald Trump,
313:As far as military necessity will permit, religiously respect the constitutional rights of all. ~ George B McClellan,
314:I have in mind repeated statements by Japanese military men containing threats against other states. ~ Joseph Stalin,
315:I went to military college in Canada and graduated as an officer in the Navy but also as an engineer. ~ Marc Garneau,
316:The fight against drug trafficking is a false pretext for the United States to install military bases. ~ Evo Morales,
317:Anyone who's not military knows this fact. Why do you use chemical weapons while you're advancing ? ~ Bashar al Assad,
318:For me, it's an honor for the military to ask me to go to Iraq, Afghanistan, or GITMO. I'm happy to go. ~ R Lee Ermey,
319:For me, Sun Tzu's statement that military force is based upon deception is an extraordinary statement. ~ Paul Virilio,
320:It [military action on Iraq] makes me feel ashamed to come from the United States. It is humiliating. ~ Jessica Lange,
321:I would rather go to bed with Lillian Russell stark naked than Ulysses S Grant in full military regalia. ~ Mark Twain,
322:Non-cooperation in military matters should be an essential moral principle for all true scientists. ~ Albert Einstein,
323:She was like Oscar the Grouch, if Oscar had military training and a penchant for stabbing things. It ~ James A Hunter,
324:The military code of justice sets out exactly what type of charges are available for specific acts. ~ Saxby Chambliss,
325:The military is not a social experiment. The purpose of the military is kill people and break things. ~ Mike Huckabee,
326:We don't know what may yet happen to us, what military and political defeats we may yet have to face. ~ Moshe Sharett,
327:We need to unleash the military in unison with our partners in Europe and the Middle East to be effective. ~ Jeb Bush,
328:best student essay with an imagined-future work called “The Origins of the American Military Coup of 2012. ~ Anonymous,
329:[Donald] Trump's establishing his bona fides on military preparedness. No histrionics, just the facts. ~ Rush Limbaugh,
330:Do you know the rate of military enlistment among Hispanics is higher than any demographic in this country? ~ Ted Cruz,
331:I have two brothers buried in the military cemetery in Texas. I don't want to see any more of that. ~ F Murray Abraham,
332:It was not the military prowess of the Germani that kept them outside the Empire, but their poverty.11 ~ Peter Heather,
333:Military school was great and especially great for leadership and then I spent two years in Vietnam. ~ Robert Kiyosaki,
334:Shade appears behind her, solidifying out of thin air, and wraps her up in an expert military hold. ~ Victoria Aveyard,
335:The best military policy is to attack strategies; the next to attack alliances; the next to attack soldiers. ~ Sun Tzu,
336:The Colonel owns the military bearing, strong jaw and frank unblinking eyes of a truly accomplished crook. ~ Anonymous,
337:The Second Amendment was designed explicitly to protect weapons that would be useful in a military context. ~ Ted Cruz,
338:Each suba contained a dozen or so sarkars, each of them led by a faujdar, usually a military officer. ~ Rajmohan Gandhi,
339:Generals disobeyed the president because he hadn’t served in the military, and they didn’t respect him. ~ Victor Methos,
340:Iran's military hardware is less than a fraction of that of any of the countries in this region. ~ Mohammad Javad Zarif,
341:Military commanders do not want to be tried for war crimes, even if those crimes are committed online. ~ Evgeny Morozov,
342:Military missions cannot be a normal tool of politics, but instead must remain the great exception. ~ Guido Westerwelle,
343:Our military doesn't defend our American people. Our military is the strong-arm muscle of corporations. ~ Jesse Ventura,
344:Our military should be trained and structured around missions, not the elements of air, water, and land. ~ Lou Gerstner,
345:Strength respects strength and not weakness. Strength means military might and economic prosperity. ~ A P J Abdul Kalam,
346:The sound of the drum drives out thought; for that very reason it is the most military of instruments. ~ Joseph Joubert,
347:The United States is a violent military state. It's been involved in military action all over the place. ~ Noam Chomsky,
348:U.S. military action in Iraq: It sure didn't work out well last time. Let's not make that mistake again. ~ Alan Grayson,
349:We need to focus on building a military that is second-to-none ... so that we can destroy Islamic terrorism. ~ Jeb Bush,
350:We should be more modest in our belief that we can impose democracy on a country through military force. ~ Barack Obama,
351:West Virginia is among the nation’s leaders in military service, in killed in action, in medals for valor. ~ Rick Bragg,
352:A lot of military kids make a lot of moves but I only made the one, so it wasn't really an issue for me. ~ Robbie Lawler,
353:climate-change scenarios are already playing a large and increasing role in the military planning process. ~ Gwynne Dyer,
354:How do you feel?" he asked him. "Like a military academy," said Arthur. "Bits of me keep on passing out. ~ Douglas Adams,
355:I give extraordinary attention to military active duty, reserve and National Guard, and their families. ~ Sanford Bishop,
356:North Carolina, particularly the 8th District, has long played a key role in our Nation's military forces. ~ Robin Hayes,
357:Rehearsals and this band are two words that don't really go together, kinda like Military Intelligence. ~ Jerry Cantrell,
358:The alliance between the US and Pakistan is thus predominantly between the US and the Pakistani military. ~ Mohsin Hamid,
359:The number one priority of President Trump is to rebuild our military, to restore the arsenal of democracy. ~ Mike Pence,
360:Violence was what the military existed for. Controlled violence directed against appropriate targets. ~ Orson Scott Card,
361:We have a president [Barack Obama] that doesn't know what's happening, and when it comes to the military. ~ Donald Trump,
362:We need a smaller and elite military, as [Donald]Rumsfeld said - and also a smaller and elite foreign policy. ~ Ron Paul,
363:We've got to make sure that our economy is strong at home so that we can project military power overseas. ~ Barack Obama,
364:When they arrived, they arrived in force- a dozen military ships surrounding the safe house, guns drawn. ~ Marissa Meyer,
365:Women are needed in the military because there aren't enough soldiers, and we're seeing more women serve. ~ Gail Collins,
366:I am an Air Force brat - that's the terminology they use for military kids who are traveling constantly. ~ Vanessa Lachey,
367:In time, the church will actually be organized more as a military force with an army, navy, air force, etc. ~ Rick Joyner,
368:Members of the media-monetary-military-congressional complex are immoral and have an allergy to the truth. ~ Ilana Mercer,
369:ROTC programs at Ivy League campuses would liberalize the military. That can only be good for this country. ~ Evan Wright,
370:Streamlining the army with Chinese characteristics is the right choice for China in military modernization. ~ Jiang Zemin,
371:The application of military force, or the prospect of such application, inhibits terrorist violence. ~ Benjamin Netanyahu,
372:The domestic career is no more natural to all women than the military career is natural to all men. ~ George Bernard Shaw,
373:training in the military was all about using the bodyweight to build a strong, fatigue resistant physique. ~ Ashley Kalym,
374:Washington is like a self-sealing tank on a military aircraft. When a bullet passes through, it closes up. ~ Dean Acheson,
375:All military regimes use security as the reason why they should remain in power. It's nothing original. ~ Aung San Suu Kyi,
376:basic military rule: you manage your anger by kicking ass, not by rearranging the furniture in your room. ~ Mohammed Hanif,
377:Everyone knows that gays have served honorably in the military since at least the time of Julius Caesar. ~ Barry Goldwater,
378:The American military will never lose the war in Iraqif lost, it will be lost by a lack of political will. ~ Joe Lieberman,
379:To imagine that it is possible to perform great military deeds without fighting is just empty dreams. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte,
380:When military men take over, honest men dance to the strings they pull.
Your life is no longer your own. ~ Howard Fast,
381:America must always be the world's paramount military power. But we can magnify our power through alliances. ~ John F Kerry,
382:an officer and a gentleman by an act of Congress, but an asshole by choice.” The military also discourages ~ Nelson DeMille,
383:[Donald Trump] gets a 19 percent higher approval rating than [Hillary Clinton] does ,among military members. ~ Eric Bolling,
384:How do you feel?" he asked him.
"Like a military academy," said Arthur. "Bits of me keep on passing out. ~ Douglas Adams,
385:One was to be a cowboy and another was to be in the military. I grew up extremely patriotic and riding horses. ~ Chris Kyle,
386:Our poetry emulates the recent progress in military strategy: Our army's strength is the foot soldiers. ~ Franz Grillparzer,
387:The U.S.'s major strength factor and weapon is its economy. If you cripple it, you cripple the military. ~ Chester W Nimitz,
388:When Numa died, Rome by the twin disciplines of peace and war was as eminent for self-mastery as for military power. ~ Livy,
389:I support allowing homosexuals to serve openly in our military and eliminating the 'don't ask, don't tell' policy. ~ Ed Case,
390:It may affront the military-minded person to suggest a regime that does not maintain any military secrets. ~ Albert Einstein,
391:Nor should the U.S. military be forced to remain in Iraq essentially as an army for one side of a civil war. ~ Peter DeFazio,
392:The American people have no control over what the military does. We have no say in American foreign policy. ~ Aaron McGruder,
393:When treatment for health issues is conducted like a military operation, our body-minds become a battlefield. ~ Heidi DuPree,
394:Any time in America when the military has to stand in opposition of their own citizenry, something is wrong. ~ Iyanla Vanzant,
395:A person who doesn't shiver during a rifle salute or when Taps is played at a military funeral isn't human. ~ Johnny B Truant,
396:I don't want to do a lot of talking on the military. I want to talk after it's finished, not before it starts. ~ Donald Trump,
397:If you don’t have a good idea of what to do next after using military force, then don’t use it in the first place. ~ Ted Lieu,
398:The military system of a nation is not an independent section of the social system but an aspect of its totality. ~ Tony Judt,
399:the military system of a nation is not an independent section of the social system but an aspect of its totality. ~ Tony Judt,
400:the one loophole that military wisdom can never quite button up—the sympathy of the downtrodden for each other. ~ Herman Wouk,
401:The rapid rise of the People's Republic of China as a military and economic power is challenging the status quo. ~ Dan Quayle,
402:The scale and grandeur of the Russian effort mark it as the greatest military achievement in all history. ~ Douglas MacArthur,
403:When people have a sense of our military capability, nobody will ever dare to cast an evil eye on our nation. ~ Narendra Modi,
404:World War III is a guerrilla information war with no division between military and civilian participation. ~ Marshall McLuhan,
405:Conquest is the missionary of valor, and the hard impact of military virtues beats meanness out of the world. ~ Walter Bagehot,
406:Henceforth the adequacy of any military establishment will be tested by its ability to preserve the peace. ~ Henry A Kissinger,
407:In total war it is quite impossible to draw any precise line between military and non-military problems. ~ Winston S Churchill,
408:The military was providing him (George H.W. Bush) with an education that was not available at Andover or Yale. ~ George W Bush,
409:A business suit, Didier once said to me, is nothing but a military uniform, stripped of its honour. And ~ Gregory David Roberts,
410:convince you there’s life after the military, though,” Tyler added. Joe towered behind his wife’s chair, massaging ~ Kate Aster,
411:Himmler and these men are all members of a Nazi paramilitary organization known in German as the Schutzstaffel. ~ Bill O Reilly,
412:If money or military might would change that part of the world... we would have done it by now. Enough is enough. ~ Joe Manchin,
413:Not every action requires military action. As a matter of fact, military action is the very last resort for us. ~ George W Bush,
414:One thing I don't want around me is a military intellectual. I don't have to worry about you on that score. ~ Henry A Kissinger,
415:(Some points of similarity can be found between the military systems of the British and Carthaginian empires.) ~ Ernle Bradford,
416:There are some who've forgotten why we have a military. It's not to promote war, it's to be prepared for peace. ~ Ronald Reagan,
417:The U.S. has subsidized the armies of other countries while allowing for the very sad depletion of our military. ~ Donald Trump,
418:After all this time and all this, quote, "experience," how is she [Hillary Clinton] not better at this [military]? ~ John McCain,
419:A nation may be moved by its statesmen and defined by its military but it's usually remembered for its artists. ~ John Steinbeck,
420:Before a war military science seems a real science, like astronomy; but after a war it seems more like astrology. ~ Rebecca West,
421:For all that Starfleet insisted on military protocol, their officers had a tiresome tendency to question everything. ~ S D Perry,
422:He had always had a gift for conjuring images in his mind's eye. It was one of the secrets of his military success. ~ H W Brands,
423:In the military, as in any organization, giving the order might be the easiest part. Execution is the real game. ~ Russel Honore,
424:I think the decision that's been made with respect to allowing gays to serve openly in the military is a good one. ~ Dick Cheney,
425:It was not the lack of technology, weaponry, or troops that threatened his country’s military. It was corruption. ~ Marc Cameron,
426:Peace cannot be achieved except after the cessation of military escalation and the economic and financial siege. ~ Yasser Arafat,
427:The first thing I am going to tell my successor is, don't trust the military men – even on military matters." JFK ~ David Talbot,
428:There's an explosion of Indian fiction of all kinds, from military thrillers to chicklit. I think that's exciting. ~ Hari Kunzru,
429:Without a doubt, psychological warfare has proven its right to a place of dignity in our military arsenal. ~ Dwight D Eisenhower,
430:[Every age], however destitute of science or virtue, sufficiently abounds with acts of blood and military renown. ~ Edward Gibbon,
431:Getting a lot of applause, announcing military reforms and upgrades. It's a really good speech [of Donald Trump]. ~ Rush Limbaugh,
432:ISIS has a caliphate the size of Indiana! Also, US military has been totally gutted. Can't even project power anymore. ~ Jeb Bush,
433:I think I'm probably more typical of the average American who doesn't have a connection to a military community. ~ Michelle Obama,
434:Russia has two bases outside of Russia. America has 178 military bases throughout the world. Who's the aggressor? ~ Jesse Ventura,
435:Some of the American military obviously were thinking in terms of fighting a nuclear war. I was opposed to that. ~ Helmut Schmidt,
436:The military and National Guard were deployed to prevent things that often existed largely in their imagination. ~ Rebecca Solnit,
437:We've got to strengthen our military long-term. We don't know what the world is going to throw at us down the road. ~ Mitt Romney,
438:Military men would always overthrow one another, because they could, because they were all power drunk. ~ Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie,
439:no one deserved the finest the American public could give more than the men and women who served in the military. ~ Heather Graham,
440:...the role of the military is to fight and win war and, therefore, prevent war from happening in the first place. ~ George W Bush,
441:The United States of America should be prepared to use military force to strike military targets of the Assad regime. ~ Mike Pence,
442:We're going to rebuild our military. Our military is depleted. Our military is frankly, our military is in trouble. ~ Donald Trump,
443:As Americans we've gotta make sure that we begin to rebuild and get our military the resources they need to defend us. ~ Liz Cheney,
444:A troop surge in Baghdad would put more American troops at risk to address a problem that is not a military problem. ~ Norm Coleman,
445:In the military we always say we don’t rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training, ~ David Goggins,
446:I think I have a repressed bent for the military, I like discipline without question, specific schedules and duties. ~ Anne Desclos,
447:The men with stars on their shoulders supporting gays serving in the military is going to have a profound impact. ~ Norah O Donnell,
448:The most expensive thing in the world is a second-best military establishment, good but not good enough to win. ~ Robert A Heinlein,
449:A military leader often faces a situation he has to deal with, but because it is his duty, no court can try him. ~ Albert Kesselring,
450:Before the war on terror, the U.S. military had a well-earned reputation for the humane treatment of prisoners of war. ~ James Risen,
451:I believe German soldiers are good and decent, and if they did anything wrong it was because of military necessity. ~ Wilhelm Keitel,
452:I have against me the bourgeois, the military and the diplomats, and for me, only the people who take the Métro. ~ Charles de Gaulle,
453:I was surprised how open and unguarded the military was. I expected more scrutiny, more supervision from command. ~ Sebastian Junger,
454:Jon Spiro might have “stuff ” that the military didn’t have, but Artemis Fowl had “stuff ” that humans had never seen. ~ Eoin Colfer,
455:Military glory-that attractive rainbow, that rises in showers of blood-that serpent's eye, that charms to destroy. ~ Abraham Lincoln,
456:The military is very constitutionalist, and I have my faith in them and in the cooler heads of the people. ~ Gloria Macapagal Arroyo,
457:We are not afraid of economic sanctions or military intervention. What we are afraid of is Western universities. ~ Ruhollah Khomeini,
458:We must achieve both security and solvency. In fact, the foundation of military strength is economic strength, ~ Dwight D Eisenhower,
459:We must achieve both security and solvency. In fact, the foundation of military strength is economic strength. ~ Dwight D Eisenhower,
460:As students of military history, Rone and Oz could rattle off examples through the ages of attacks at first light. ~ Mitchell Zuckoff,
461:However formidable a military power you may be, you cannot impose upon a people anything against their will. ~ Velupillai Prabhakaran,
462:I am convinced that military action will not prevent further acts of international terrorism against the United States. ~ Barbara Lee,
463:In social affairs, I'm an optimist. I really do believe that our military- industrial civilization will soon collapse. ~ Edward Abbey,
464:In the 1990s, global military expenditures declined by perhaps 40 percent, and stocks of weapons of all kinds fell. ~ David Christian,
465:It won't take weeks... Our military machine will crush Iraq in a matter of days and there's no question that it will. ~ Bill O Reilly,
466:I would sincerely regret, and which never shall happen whilst I am in office, a military guard around the President. ~ Andrew Jackson,
467:Putting women in military combat is the cutting edge of the feminist goal to force us into an androgynous society. ~ Phyllis Schlafly,
468:Resistane violence may help unite the putschists' basic supporters and military forces against the ‪anti coup‬ defenders ~ Gene Sharp,
469:The chief attraction of military service has consisted and will consist in this compulsory and irreproachable idleness. ~ Leo Tolstoy,
470:... then unleashed Stargate's 18 sex-starved men on our women, compliant and promiscuous by military custom and law... ~ Joe Haldeman,
471:You're the reason why selfless soldiers won't be kicked out of the military because of who they are or who they love. ~ Barack Obama,
472:A military exists to kill the enemy. When it is used to keep order among its own people, the people become the enemy. ~ Mark E Henshaw,
473:He was a graduate of West Point, which is military academy that turns young men into homicidal maniacs for use in war. ~ Kurt Vonnegut,
474:in Lebanon in 1983, I was sent to Saudi Arabia as part of the military response deployed to stabilize the region. You’d ~ Zach Fortier,
475:I was like, ‘Wow,’ but I got it. I had come out of a military culture, and you just have to make your objective happen. ~ Ashlee Vance,
476:Many public servants retire earning much more than military veterans who risked their lives serving their country. ~ Robert T Kiyosaki,
477:War on terror is far less of a military operation and far more of an intelligence-gathering, law-enforcement operation. ~ John F Kerry,
478:We have to stand for our principles, stand for our allies, stand for a strong military and stand for a stronger economy. ~ Mitt Romney,
479:Along the borders to Ethiopia and Somalia, anarchy reigns, the police and military have retreated quite some distance. ~ Richard Leakey,
480:Every time she ate the head off one soldier, another grew up in its place, with a green military coat and a yellow busby. ~ P L Travers,
481:I don't underrate the value of military knowledge, but if men make war in slavish obedience to rules, they will fail. ~ Ulysses S Grant,
482:I'm 100 percent serious. I've been fighting for equality for women's issues my entire life, in the military included. ~ Paula Broadwell,
483:In the literary as well as military world, most powerful abilities will often be found concealed under a rustic garb. ~ Pliny the Elder,
484:Israel gets more than half of all the military purchasing assistance that America gives to all the nations in the world. ~ John F Kerry,
485:The Canadian Prime Minister said Canada would lend the U.S. its full military support. You know what that means: Both tanks. ~ Jay Leno,
486:The cult of military obedience and the cult of weapons of mass destruction are the two great follies of the modern age. ~ Freeman Dyson,
487:The military preferred - invariably - those who could be readily defined, assigned roles, understood, and controlled. ~ Guy Gavriel Kay,
488:We have the world's best military, even though he (President Barack Obama) has done everything he can to diminish it. ~ Benjamin Carson,
489:We're going to make him the best military commander in history. And then put the fate of the world on his shoulders. ~ Orson Scott Card,
490:I think it's going to be a pivot of spirit for the country, a period of smart deals for the country, a stronger military. ~ Donald Trump,
491:Military glory--that attractive rainbow, that rises in showers of blood--that serpent's eye, that charms to destroy... ~ Abraham Lincoln,
492:Sadistic military barbers intent on revealing the contours of their skulls for some nefarious phrenological purpose. ~ Viet Thanh Nguyen,
493:We must learn from history, there is no military solution for the Kashmir issue...we have to understand this reality. ~ Pervez Musharraf,
494:With regard to military discipline, I may safely say that no such thing existed in the Continental Army. ~ Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, have been fraternizing with warewolves overmuch! Military men can be terribly bad for one's verbal concatenation! ~ Gail Carriger,
496:An important sign of the collapse of the rule of law is the rise of a paramilitary and its merger with government power. ~ Timothy Snyder,
497:He knew, too, that nukes were locked in on Area X from the nearest silos, military satellites keeping watch from above. ~ Jeff VanderMeer,
498:I think it's OK to talk about your military service, but there's a fine line between, you know, too much and just about right. ~ Bob Dole,
499:So long as nuclear weapons continue to exist, so will the temptation to threaten others with overwhelming military force. ~ Daisaku Ikeda,
500:Some people just join the military because they need college money. Then they're idiots and college wasn't going to help. ~ Doug Stanhope,

--- IN CHAPTERS (in Dictionaries, in Quotes, in Chapters)


   6 Philosophy
   3 Occultism
   2 Integral Yoga

   6 The Mother
   4 Sri Aurobindo
   4 Friedrich Nietzsche
   3 Aleister Crowley
   3 Aldous Huxley
   2 Satprem
   2 Nolini Kanta Gupta
   2 Jorge Luis Borges

   6 The Mothers Agenda
   3 Twilight of the Idols
   3 The Perennial Philosophy
   3 Magick Without Tears
   2 The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
   2 Talks With Sri Aurobindo
   2 Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness

1.00_-_Gospel, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  In 1757 English traders laid the foundation of British rule in India. Gradually the Government was systematized and lawlessness suppressed. The Hindus were much impressed by the Military power and political acumen of the new rulers. In the wake of the merchants came the English educators, and social reformers, and Christian missionaries - all bearing a culture completely alien to the Hindu mind. In different parts of the country educational institutions were set up and Christian churches established.

1.01_-_MAXIMS_AND_MISSILES, #Twilight of the Idols, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  _From the Military school of life._--That which does not kill me, makes
  me stronger.

1.03_-_PERSONALITY,_SANCTITY,_DIVINE_INCARNATION, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  The saint is one who knows that every moment of our human life is a moment of crisis; for at every moment we are called upon to make an all-important decisionto choose between the way that leads to death and spiritual darkness and the way that leads towards light and life; between interests exclusively temporal and the eternal order; between our personal will, or the will of some projection of our personality, and the will of God. In order to fit himself to deal with the emergencies of his way of life, the saint undertakes appropriate training of mind and body, just as the solther does. But whereas the objectives of Military training are limited and very simple, namely, to make men courageous, cool-headed and co-operatively efficient in the business of killing other men, with whom, personally, they have no quarrel, the objectives of spiritual training are much less narrowly specialized. Here the aim is primarily to bring human beings to a state in which, because there are no longer any God-eclipsing obstacles between themselves and Reality, they are able to be aware continuously of the divine Ground of their own and all other beings; secondarily, as a means to this end, to meet all, even the most trivial circumstances of daily living without malice, greed, self-assertion or voluntary ignorance, but consistently with love and understanding. Because its objectives are not limited, because, for the lover of God, every moment is a moment of crisis, spiritual training is incomparably more difficult and searching than Military training. There are many good solthers, few saints.
  We have seen that, in critical emergencies, solthers specifically trained to cope with that kind of thing tend to forget the inborn and acquired idiosyncrasies with which they normally identify their being and, transcending selfness, to behave in the same, one-pointed, better-than-personal way. What is true of solthers is also true of saints, but with this important differencethat the aim of spiritual training is to make people become selfless in every circumstance of life, while the aim of Military training is to make them selfless only in certain very special circumstances and in relation to only certain classes of human beings. This could not be otherwise; for all that we are and will and do depends, in the last analysis, upon what we believe the Nature of Things to be. The philosophy that rationalizes power politics and justifies war and Military training is always (whatever the official religion of the politicians and war makers) some wildly unrealistic doctrine of national, racial or ideological idolatry, having, as its inevitable corollaries, the notions of Herrenvolk and the lesser breeds without the Law.

1.04_-_The_Crossing_of_the_First_Threshold, #The Hero with a Thousand Faces, #Joseph Campbell, #Mythology
  The second story is of a different style. It is told of a young
  prince who had just completed his Military studies under a
  world-renowned teacher. Having received, as a symbol of his

1.05_-_CHARITY, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  The distinguishing marks of charity are disinterestedness, tranquillity and humility. But where there is disinterestedness there is neither greed for personal advantage nor fear for personal loss or punishment; where there is tranquillity, there is neither craving nor aversion, but a steady will to conform to the divine Tao or Logos on every level of existence and a steady awareness of the divine Suchness and what should be ones own relations to it; and where there is humility there is no censoriousness and no glorification of the ego or any projected alter-ego at the expense of others, who are recognized as having the same weaknesses and faults, but also the same capacity for transcending them in the unitive knowledge of God, as one has oneself. From all this it follows that charity is the root and substance of morality, and that where there is little charity there will be much avoidable evil. All this has been summed up in Augustines formula: Love, and do what you like. Among the later elaborations of the Augustinian theme we may cite the following from the writings of John Everard, one of those spiritually minded seventeenth-century divines whose teachings fell on the deaf ears of warring factions and, when the revolution and the Military dictatorship were at an end, on the even deafer ears of Restoration clergymen and their successors in the Augustan age. (Just how deaf those ears could be we may judge by what Swift wrote of his beloved and morally perfect Houyhnhnms. The subject matter of their conversations, as of their poetry, consisted of such things as friendship and benevolence, the visible operations of nature or ancient traditions; the bounds and limits of virtue, the unerring rules of reason. Never once do the ideas of God, or charity, or deliverance engage their minds. Which shows sufficiently clearly what the Dean of St. Patricks thought of the religion by which he made his money.)

1.08_-_RELIGION_AND_TEMPERAMENT, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  So far as the achievement of mans final end is concerned, it is as much of a handicap to be an extreme cerebrotonic or an extreme viscerotonic as it is to be an extreme somatotonic. But whereas the cerebrotonic and the viscerotonic cannot do much harm except to themselves and those in immediate contact with them, the extreme somatotonic, with his native aggressiveness, plays havoc with whole societies. From one point of view civilization may be defined as a complex of religious, legal and educational devices for preventing extreme somatotonics from doing too much mischief, and for directing their irrepressible energies into socially desirable channels. Confucianism and Chinese culture have sought to achieve this end by inculcating filial piety, good manners and an amiably viscerotonic epicureanismthe whole reinforced somewhat incongruously by the cerebrotonic spirituality and restraints of Buddhism and classical Taoism. In India the caste system represents an attempt to subordinate Military, political and financial power to spiritual authority; and the education given to all classes still insists so strongly upon the fact that mans final end is unitive knowledge of God that even at the present time, even after nearly two hundred years of gradually accelerating Europeanization, successful somatotonics will, in middle life, give up wealth, position and power to end their days as humble seekers after enlightenment. In Catholic Europe, as in India, there was an effort to subordinate temporal power to spiritual authority; but since the Church itself exercised temporal power through the agency of political prelates and mitred business men, the effort was never more than partially successful. After the Reformation even the pious wish to limit temporal power by means of spiritual authority was completely abandoned. Henry VIII made himself, in Stubbss words, the Pope, the whole Pope, and something more than the Pope, and his example has been followed by most heads of states ever since. Power has been limited only by other powers, not by an appeal to first principles as interpreted by those who are morally and spiritually qualified to know what they are talking about. Meanwhile, the interest in religion has everywhere declined and even among believing Christians the Perennial Philosophy has been to a great extent replaced by a metaphysic of inevitable progress and an evolving God, by a passionate concern, not with eternity, but with future time. And almost suddenly, within the last quarter of a century, there has been consummated what Sheldon calls a somatotonic revolution, directed against all that is characteristically cerebrotonic in the theory and practice of traditional Christian culture. Here are a few symptoms of this somatotonic revolution.

1.08_-_THINGS_THE_GERMANS_LACK, #Twilight of the Idols, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  or in economy, or in universal commerce, or in parliamentarism, or
  in Military interests--if you dissipate the modicum of reason, of
  earnestness, of will, and of self-control that constitutes your nature
  "general," _common._ Nor must it be forgotten that the privileges of
  the Military profession by urging many too many to attend the higher
  schools, involve the downfall of the latter. In modern Germany nobody

1.09_-_SKIRMISHES_IN_A_WAY_WITH_THE_AGE, #Twilight of the Idols, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  to its members themselves, have been destroyed root and branch. The
  working-man has been declared fit for Military service; he has been
  granted the right of combination, and of voting: can it be wondered at
  Napoleon was an example of a "return to nature," as I understand it
  (for instance _in rebus tacticis,_ and still more, as Military experts
  know, in strategy). But Rousseau--whither did he want to return?

1.09_-_The_Secret_Chiefs, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  More largely, one cannot judge how a plan is progressing when one has no precise idea what it is. A soldier is told to "attack;" he may be intended to win through, to cover a general retreat, or to gain time by deliberate sacrifice. Only the Commander in Chief knows what the order means, or why he issues it; and even he does not know the issue, or whether it will display and justify his Military skill and judgment.

1.11_-_Oneness, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  then why the mask? If it is only an illusion, then why this cruel game?
  Perhaps it is a blessing after all that the Lord did not make the world according to our idea of perfection, because we have so many ideas about what is "perfect," about what God should be, and especially about what He should not be, that there would be nothing left in our world after we had whittled away everything that protrudes, except for one big Zero that would not tolerate even the impurity of our own existence or perhaps a Military camp. Virtue, the Mother observed,
  has always suppressed elements of life; if all the virtues of the different countries in the world were joined together, there would be hardly anything left of life. Indeed, we still know only one kind of perfection, that which eliminates, not that which embraces all; yet perfection is totality. Because we see only one instant of Eternity at a time, and because that instant fails to contain what we wanted to see or to have, we complain and declare this world erroneously built; but when we emerge from our instantaneity and enter the Totality,

1.13_-_Under_the_Auspices_of_the_Gods, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  after many failures, but of what other greater triumph are we not the failure? Is this a chronology of victories or of defeats? Life seems made of a hopelessly distorting substance; everything gets swallowed up in it as in the sands of Egypt, leveled by some irresistible gravitational pull. It is clear, Sri Aurobindo remarked, that Mind has not been able to change human nature radically. You can go on changing human institutions infinitely and yet the imperfection will break through all your institutions. . . . It must be another power that can not only resist but overcome that downward pull.210
  Even if our ideas reached life in their pure form, they would still be incapable of creating anything other than a Military order or perhaps a holy, comfortable, religious order, but an order all the same,
  because the Mind can only devise systems and seek to confine everything in them. The reason of man struggling with life becomes either an empiric or a doctrinaire. 211 It seizes upon a bit of truth, one drop of divine illumination, and makes it a universal law; it constantly confuses unity with uniformity. Even when it is capable of 210

1.17_-_The_Divine_Birth_and_Divine_Works, #Essays On The Gita, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Essays on the Gita
   in Duryodhana and his brothers became so great a burden to the earth that she had to call upon God to descend and lighten her load; accordingly Vishnu incarnated as Krishna, delivered the oppressed Pandavas and destroyed the unjust Kauravas. A similar account is given of the descent of the previous Vishnu avatars, of Rama to destroy the unrighteous oppression of Ravana, of Parashurama to destroy the unrighteous license of the Military and princely caste, the Kshatriyas, of the dwarf Vamana to destroy the rule of the Titan Bali. But obviously the purely practical, ethical or social and political mission of the Avatar which is thus thrown into popular and mythical form, does not give a right account of the phenomenon of Avatarhood. It does not cover its spiritual sense, and if this outward utility were all, we should have to exclude Buddha and Christ whose mission was not at all to destroy evil-doers and deliver the good, but to bring to all men a new spiritual message and a new law of divine growth and spiritual realisation. On the other hand, if we give to the word dharma only its religious sense, in which it means a law of religious and spiritual life, we shall indeed get to the kernel of the matter, but we shall be in danger of excluding a most important part of the work done by the Avatar. Always we see in the history of the divine incarnations the double work, and inevitably, because the Avatar takes up the workings of God in human life, the way of the divine Will and Wisdom in the world, and that always fulfils itself externally as well as internally, by inner progress in the soul and by an outer change in the life.

1.201_-_Socrates, #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  This word in Greek, eitheos, is an editors emendation of the manuscripts theios, divinely inspired; in the view of other editors the reading divinely inspired makes better sense.
  Lycurgus was the legendary founder of the Spartan legal and Military systems. The defeat of the invading Persians by the Spartan army in the Persian Wars could be said to have saved
  Greece from conquest in the early fifth century BC. For Lycurgus see Glossary of names.

1.64_-_Magical_Power, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  This is particularly true of moral and political reform. Hitler would have got exactly nowhere if he had been content to announce his evangel; he became master of Germany, and, for a time, of nearly all Europe, by playing upon existing instruments of human passion; the revenge-lust of Central Europe, the panic of the Blimps and Junkers, the discontent of the property-lacking classes, the pride and ambition of the Prussian Military clique, and so on. When he had used them to the full, he callously flung them to the wolves. But make no mistake! The Magical Power behind all his actions lay in himself. He had succeeded in making himself a prophet, like Mohammed; even a symbol, like the Cross of the His magical technique was indescribably admirable; he adopted the Swastika, the Hammer of Thor, the distinctive dress, the slogan, the gestures, the greeting; he even imposed a Sacred Book upon the people. If that book had only been more mystic and incomprehensible, instead of reasonable, diffuse, and intolerably dull, he might have done better. As it was, he came within an ace of capturing England, even before he came to power in Germany; and it was American money that saved the Nazi party at the most critical moment. Cleverest move of all, he gave the world something to hate; the Communist and the Jew.

1.79_-_Progress, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  I have no patience whatever with Utopia-mongers. Biology simply shouts at us that the happy contented community, everyone with his own (often highly specialized) job, nobody in need, nobody in danger, is necessarily stagnant. Termites and other ants, bees, beavers; these and many another have produced perfect systems. What is the first characteristic? Stupidity. "Where there is no vision, the people shall perish." What is the Fighter Termite to do, after he has been blocked out of his home? None of these communities possess any resource at all against any unforeseen unfavourable change of circumstance. (We look rather like that just now at the end of 1944 e.v.) Nor does anyone of them show any achievement; having got to the end of their biological tether, they stay out, without an aim, an idea, an effort. The leech, an insufferable pest in its belt it has killed off tiger, rhinoceros, anything with a nostril! is the curse of our Military station at Lebong or was when I was there. At Darjeeling, a few hundred feet higher, devil a one! They have no one to think: now how can we flourish up higher? Those old forlorn-hope Miss-Sahibs how wide are their nostrils! Then how?

2.17_-_The_Progress_to_Knowledge_-_God,_Man_and_Nature, #The Life Divine, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The secret cosmic consciousness remains secret and subliminal to the surface individual; it organises itself on the surface by the creation of separate objects and beings. But while it organises the separate object and the body and mind of the individual being, it creates also collective powers of consciousness which are large subjective formations of cosmic Nature; but it does not provide for them an organised mind and body, it bases them on the group of individuals, develops for them a group mind, a changing yet continuous group body. It follows that only as the individuals become more and more conscious can the group-being also become more and more conscious; the growth of the individual is the indispensable means for the inner growth as distinguished from the outer force and expansion of the collective being. This indeed is the dual importance of the individual that it is through him that the cosmic spirit organises its collective units and makes them self-expressive and progressive and through him that it raises Nature from the Inconscience to the Superconscience and exalts it to meet the Transcendent. In the mass the collective consciousness is near to the Inconscient; it has a subconscious, an obscure and mute movement which needs the individual to express it, to bring it to light, to organise it and make it effective.
  The mass consciousness by itself moves by a vague, half-formed or unformed subliminal and commonly subconscient impulse rising to the surface; it is prone to a blind or half-seeing unanimity which suppresses the individual in the common movement: if it thinks, it is by the motto, the slogan, the watchword, the common crude or formed idea, the traditional, the accepted customary notion; it acts, when not by instinct or on impulse, then by the rule of the pack, the herd mentality, the type law. This mass consciousness, life, action can be extraordinarily effective if it can find an individual or a few powerful individuals to embody, express, lead, organise it; its sudden crowd-movements can also be irresistible for the moment like the motion of an avalanche or the rush of a tempest. The suppression or entire subordination of the individual in the mass consciousness can give a great practical efficiency to a nation or a community if the subliminal collective being can build a binding tradition or find a group, a class, a head to embody its spirit and direction; the strength of powerful Military states, of communities with a tense and austere culture rigidly imposed on its individuals, the success of the great world-conquerors, had behind it this secret of Nature. But this is an efficiency of the outer life, and that life is not the highest or last term of our being. There is a mind in us, there is a soul and spirit, and our life has no true value if it has not in it a growing consciousness, a developing mind, and if life and mind are not an expression, an instrument, a means of liberation and fulfilment for the soul, the indwelling Spirit.
  But the progress of the mind, the growth of the soul, even of the mind and soul of the collectivity, depends on the individual, on his sufficient freedom and independence, on his separate power to express and bring into being what is still unexpressed in the mass, still undeveloped from the subconscience or not yet brought out from within or brought down from the Superconscience. The collectivity is a mass, a field of formation; the individual is the diviner of truth, the form-maker, the creator. In the crowd the individual loses his inner direction and becomes a cell of the mass body moved by the collective will or idea or the mass impulse. He has to stand apart, affirm his separate reality in the whole, his own mind emerging from the common mentality, his own life distinguishing itself in the common lifeuniformity, even as his body has developed something unique and recognisable in the common physicality. He has, even, in the end to retire into himself in order to find himself, and it is only when he has found himself that he can become spiritually one with all; if he tries to achieve that oneness in the mind, in the vital, in the physical and has not yet a sufficiently strong individuality, he may be overpowered by the mass consciousness and lose his soul fulfilment, his mind fulfilment, his life fulfilment, become only a cell of the mass body. The collective being may then become strong and dominant, but it is likely to lose its plasticity, its evolutionary movement: the great evolutionary periods of humanity have taken place in communities where the individual became active, mentally, vitally or spiritually alive.

2.20_-_2.29_-_RULES_FOR_HOUSEHOLDERS_AND_MONKS, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  The princes were becoming well versed in letters and Military arts. I was secure on my throne and ruled over my subjects. Why have you demolished my world of joy?' 'But that was a mere dream', said the other man. 'Why should that bother you?' 'Fool!' said the wood-cutter. 'You don't understand. My becoming a king in the dream was just as real as is my being a wood-cutter. If being a wood-cutter is real, then being a king in a dream is real also.' "

3.1.02_-_Spiritual_Evolution_and_the_Supramental, #Letters On Yoga I, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Materialism can hardly be spiritual in its basis because its basic method is just the opposite of the spiritual way of doing things. The spiritual works from within outward, the way of materialism is to work from out inwards. It makes the inner a result of the outer, fundamentally a phenomenon of Matter and it works upon that view of things. It seeks to "perfect" humanity by outward means and one of its main efforts is to construct a perfect social machine which will train and oblige men to be what they ought to be. The loss of the ego in the
  Divine is the spiritual ideal; here it is replaced by the immolation of the individual to the Military and industrial State. Where is there any spirituality in all that? Spirituality can only come by opening of the mind, vital and physical to the inmost soul, to the higher Self, to the Divine, and their subordination to the spiritual forces and instrumentation as channels of the inner light, the higher Knowledge and Power. Other things, mental, aesthetic, vital, are often misnamed spirituality, but they lack that essential character without which the word loses its true significance.

3-5_Full_Circle, #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  FIGURE V-4 Geometric mapping of the transmutation of an important part of Switzerland's economy from massive exploitation to massive class cooperation; from monopoly capitalism to an early form of Social Capitalism.
  As the student spoke, this social transmutation was mapped into a sequence of coordinate systems on the blackboard. According to a recent poll, Americans now consider Switzerland to be the world's best governed country. But practically no one understands the reason why. The reason is, that this country has undergone, and is still undergoing, an economic-political revolution. This almost invisible revolution has transformed large parts of Switzerland's economy from Capitalism into what they call Social-Capitalism. And this has made Switzerland much richer and pleasanter than it was before. For instead of being conducted by Military, and thus destructive operations, it has been conducted by constructive economic-political-educational operations. This change occurred as follows:
  Coordinate system 1 represents the traditional Capitalist System, as it existed in Switzerland in 1925 and still exists in varying degrees in nearly all countries of the partially Free World. Side by side, there are symbiotic ( + , + ) industries and businesses, and monopolistic, predatory ones ( - , + ); there are symbiotic labor organizations, and some who, by monopolistic union practices, systematically exploit and sometimes ruin management ( + , - ).

4.2_-_Karma, #Essays Divine And Human, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  291. When Asiatics massacre, it is an atrocity; when Europeans, it is a Military exigency. Appreciate the distinction and ponder over this world's virtues.

7.09_-_Right_Judgement, #Words Of Long Ago, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  * *
  In the cheerless land of Guiana, which is so fatal to Europeans, prisons have been established for convicts sentenced to hard labour or transportation. Some years ago, a Military warder was taking a working party to Cayenne when by accident he fell into the harbour just as the tide was coming in.

Aeneid, #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  camp, x, 178.
  Cas'trum I'nuii a town in Latium; Castrum means a Military
  camp, vi, 1023.
  Spar'ta a city-state of Greece, the home of Menelaus and his wife
  Helen. In historic times a small Military caste exercised ruthless
  control there over a much larger enslaved population; both boys

Agenda_Vol_10, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  India! There's quite a widespread and interesting movement there. But they don't want him here. And
  he was a good Military chief.... It's a pity he's gone away. Also, he was in contact with us, and just

Agenda_Vol_2, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  totally superficial way) that Richard's departure was a great relief for him.
  When we returned to France, Richard got himself declared unfit for Military service on health
  grounds - a yogic heart ailment! But life in France was impossible; and my presence there was

Agenda_Vol_3, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  whether he is strong enough and determined enough to carry the matter through. The measures he has
  taken are likely to be incomplete and unsuccessful, since they do not include any actual Military
  intervention except on sea and in the air. That seems to be the situation; we have to see how it

Agenda_Vol_4, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  so and so," merely from the reaction on their faces - the contortion of their features on entering the
  bath! But in all that crowd there was one man, a sturdy fellow, in a Military uniform - only one -
  whose face... (what's the word in French?) became dignified. A sense of dignity suddenly came over his
  enormous vehicles, like tanks, very black, very high, climbing up the mountain. And I had a feeling
  they were Russians or Chinese, like an enormous Military convoy, very, very black, climbing up the

Agenda_Vol_6, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Will they [the Indians] have the courage to hold out against the pressure from the Americans, the
  British, etc.? That's the most difficult. The most difficult part isn't the Military part, it's politically to
  hold out against the pressures from all those people who say, "You must make peace."
  80Satprem's article on Sri Aurobindo, which will eventually be published in the magazine Synthses.
  81Revolutionary unrest against the Military caste. Confiscation of British and American assets.
  82Lal Bahadur Shastri.
  88Four days later, on the 22nd, Lal Bahadur Shastri will announce a cease-fire.
  89China has given India three days to dismantle its Military posts at the borders of Sikkim.
  90The United States declared that if China attacked, it would come to India's help.
  If nothing comes in the way, there may be something interesting.
  But one doesn't see any solution other than Military. The problem must be solved, mustn't it?
  There could be the solution of Pakistan becoming a part of India again.

Agenda_Vol_8, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Tashkent has left the wound open in Kashmir. Here India shall receive the blessed blow that will
  liquidate her untrue government and will give way to a Military government that will prepare a more
  truthful government. Here China shall receive the blow that will free her from her Maoist Asura, while

BOOK_I._--_PART_I._COSMIC_EVOLUTION, #The Secret Doctrine, #H P Blavatsky, #Theosophy
  abridged. "The great Teachers of the higher Knowledge and the Brahmans are continually represented
  as going to Kshatriya (Military caste) kings to become their pupils." As Cowell pertinently remarks,
  the Upanishads "breathe an entirely different spirit" (from other Brahmanical writings), "a freedom of

Evening_Talks_With_Sri_Aurobindo, #Talks With Sri Aurobindo, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Sri Aurobindo: Huxley writes as if the alternative was between war that is, Military violence and a nonviolent peaceful development. But things are never like that; they do not move in a perfect way in life. If Napoleon had not come the republic would have been nipped in the bud and there would have been a set-back to democracy. The Cosmic Spirit is not so foolish as to allow that. Carlyle puts the situation more realistically when he says that the condition was, I kill you, or you kill me. So, it is better that I kill you rather than get killed by you!
  Even so during the last war the Germans could not throw up any remarkable Military genius like Foch. If Foch had been the Commander-in-chief before, the war would have ended much earlier.
  Disciple: Congress ministers are trying to introduce Military training in U.P., C.P., and Bombay. But Sir Sikander Hayat in the Panjab is counting the distinction between martial and non-martial races.
  Sri Aurobindo: That was introduced by the British to keep down India by depriving her of Military races except the Pathans, Gurkhas, Panjabees etc. But every part of India had its empire in the past. The whole of India can have Military equipment and training in a short time.
  Disciple: He has spoken to the youth conference emphasizing the need of Military training for the defense of the country. His speech was against the current vogue of non-violence.
  Sri Aurobindo: Russia is unreliable. One does not know its Military strength. At one time she was supposed to have the biggest air-force. But according to Hindenberg it does not seem to be so.
  Sri Aurobindo: I was surprised to hear about the dissolution of the Wafd party and wondered what it might have been due to. But then they ought to have turned out the king as Kemal did in Turkey. The present king is following the policy of his father. So, instead of quarrelling among themselves they should have now that they have power tried to build up their nation first, by giving people education and training. Secondly, they should make efforts to increase the wealth and lastly, they must build up Military power. The same thing should be done in India by the Congress ministry.
  Sri Aurobindo: Bonnet is not reliable. Daladier has, at least some force. On one occasion he refused to listen to Bonnet and said, he would not tolerate any interference of England in connection with the Italian question. The French people dont know that they have to stand up to the British and speak to them bluntly. During Czech-crisis when Chamberlain told them that he would help them diplomatically so far as possible, but they should not count on his Military support, they should have replied that if England was attacked by the Germans they should not count on them as allies. Then Chamberlain would have come down.
  Sri Aurobindo: But how are they going to help? They require ammunition and Military equipment for themselves. I dont know how they have enough to spare. Referring to N
  Sri Aurobindo: No, there seems to be some confusion. They could not have sent so many because before the Renau cabinet resigned Churchill said that he had sent 3 divisions already and would be sending in all one lakh by the end of June. But as usual these over sensitive French Military men in their over-suspiciousness did not believe in Churchills words.
  Gamalin was a fraud and Weigand has not proved exceptional. If some Military genius had arisen he could have saved the situation. It seems that Hitler is going to ask for those colonies from France that are near British possession. In that case he may ask for Pondicherry.
  About the report of Military correspondent that the French thought in terms of French fortress and positional war. They did not believe the importance of tanks and aeroplanes even though they knew that the tanks decided their victory last time.

Liber_46_-_The_Key_of_the_Mysteries, #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
   coarse word which became, so they say, heroic on one occasion, in the
   Military mouth of Cambronne. The drawings which pencils will trace if
   left to their own devices very often reproduce shapeless phalli, such

Maps_of_Meaning_text, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  familiar; as security and tyranny simultaneously. The Great Father is patriarchal society, tradition, pomp
  and circumstance, Military-industrial complex, and super-ego: demanding, rigid, unjust, dangerous and
  necessary. He is ambivalent, in precisely the same manner as the Great Mother, his wife. In the guise of
  The very name has an uncanny aspect: horrifying, ironical, allegorical. Camp that is summer sun and
  holiday, satirical comedy and masquerade, Military rule, obedience and efficiency: death camp the very
  devils idea of a joke, of camp; black humor and vacation paradise; the dystopian state induced in reality by
  the transitions to democracy characteristic of the last 30 years have been voluntary transferrals of power on the part
  of Military strong-men, unable to believe in the justice of their own strength. See Fukuyama, F. (1993).

Talks_With_Sri_Aurobindo_1, #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  we realised Sri Aurobindo's deep and firm grasp of world-politics and, what
  was most surprising, his penetrating insight into Military affairs. Once someone asked him, "Did you ever use the Military genius you seem to have?" He
  replied briefly, "Not in this life." Sri Aurobindo could foresee, as it were, the
  We wanted to give battle after awakening the spirit of the race through
  guerilla warfare, as in the Irish Sinn Fein. But at the present stage of Military
  conditions such things are impossible and bound to fail.
  the world, except for the Japanese. But the Japanese are numerically fewer
  and financially poorer. The Germans, even with their great soldierly qualities, could not throw up any remarkable Military genius like Foche. If Foche
  had been placed in command sooner, the war would have ended much earlier.
  even Bhima could not raise!
  Here Purani brought in the topic of the Mahabharata, mention G. Ram's interpretation of that poem as symbolic, Bhima symbolising Military genius
  and Draupadi...
  PURANI: Even the Congress Ministers are not keeping to the policy of non-violence. They are planning and enforcing Military training in the United
  Provinces, the Central Provinces, Bombay and Madras.
  to conquer and keep India down. They got the Pathans, Gurkhas and Punjabis to enter the army and make up the bulk of it. But every part of India
  had its empire in the past. AlI India can have Military training and equipment in a short time.
  NIRODBARAN: But what about the Muslims?
  SATYENDRA: They say his Russian Campaign was a proof that he was not a
  Military genius. It is Tolstoy who belittles him in his War and Peace.
  SRI AUROBINDO: War and Peace is a novel after all.
  though he couldn't conquer Russia. Even his retreat at Leipzig is regarded as
  a feat of Military genius. But, there is now a tendency to belittle even his
  Military genius. They say it was his generals who were the Military genius of
  his campaigns and not he. In the same way they belittle Genghis Khan and
  On the topic of war, Huxley speaks as if there were always an alternative
  between Military violence and non-violent peaceful development. But things
  NIRODBARAN: What about Russia?
  SRI AUROBINDO: Russia is unreliable. One doesn't know its Military strength.
  At one time it was supposed to have the biggest air-force. But according to
  nation: first, by giving the people education and general training, second, by
  increasing the country's wealth and, third, by building up Military machine.
  Exactly the same thing should be done in India by the Congress Ministers.
  chance the dictators go, they won't have any successors.
  PURANI: Papers report that although Germany has Military power economic
  position is unsatisfactory.
  SRI AUROBINDO: Yes, that is Germany's weak point. The question is whether
  the economic structure will last long enough to allow her Military strength to
  tell. If the Germans can win a war quickly, they can go on winning.
  Abyssinian War. But she persisted and carried the war through.
  PURANI: And what has happened to the Military power of France? We used to
  hear so much about her preparedness.
  biggest navy, enormous economic resources and huge man-power. She may
  not have enough Military strength on land, but the economic resources and
  man-power will make up for it.
  invited Russia in to suppress and oppress the Muslims.
  PURANI (after a lull): Saravan has been accepted for Military training. He was
  a reservist.
  As usual Purani entered with a strong Military step and took a few deep
  breaths looking at Sri Aurobindo. Champaklal and Nirodbaran were stealing a smile at each other over him when suddenly Champaklal burst out
  SRI AUROBINDO: Molotov says he has not heard it and is not going to hear it.
  NIRODBARAN: The poor Finns are fighting all alone. Nobody gives Military
  help. How long can they resist?
  SRI AUROBINDO: But how are they going to help Finland? The English require
  plenty of ammunition and Military equipment for themselves. I don't know
  whether they have enough to spare.
  SRI AUROBINDO: But, isn't the War Ministry that directs the war policy?
  PURANI: Lloyd George in his memoirs has severely criticised the Military
  technicians . He says in the last war the generals didn't want to attack Germany from the South because it wasn't the right technique.
  drill of laughter. When students are asked to laugh, they have to laugh.
  SRI AUROBINDO: Not cry? In Baroda the Military department instituted a drill
  of urination. (Laughter) As soon as the order was passed, everybody would
  that way. This terroristic movement was to prepare the young men with
  some sort of a Military training, to kill and get killed. Otherwise it was never
  my idea that by throwing a few bombs we could overthrow the British Government. And that probably was the reason for the split among them. P. Mitra was for original idea while Barin was for this terrorism. I was never in

Talks_With_Sri_Aurobindo_2, #Talks With Sri Aurobindo, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  SRI AUROBINDO: Yes, all those who were shouting have become tame. I
  mean the Military officers who wanted to fight with the British. One of them
  even wanted to commit suicide. (Laughter)
  SRI AUROBINDO: It is not a question of homeland. The question is one of
  Military strategy and the only strategy was to withdraw as quickly as possible. If the French had done that, they could have come back to France again
  and fought. And it was not only the British who escaped. They rescued more
  PURANI: These are all political views put forth by the French leaders, not
  by the Military. They are dictated by the German High Command.
  SATYENDRA: If they have surrendered everything, why did they fight at
  SRI AUROBINDO: Who writes that?
  PURANI: Some Military correspondent.
  SRI AUROBINDO: With the Chinese?
  By the way, the Viceroy has banned only drills with weapons and what
  they call para-Military uniformsany that may have a Military-uniform
  semblance. Apart from that, organisations can exist.
  The Ptain Government has acceded to Japan's demand for naval Military
  bases in Indo-China; at first it was reported they would resist.
  11 AUGUST 1940
  PURANI: It seems that behind Japan's demand for naval Military bases in
  Indo-China, there must be Hitler's pressure on the Ptain Government to accede to the Japanese demand.
  India's war effort.
  In the recent Military pact Japan has been given the right to be the leader
  of Asia.
  information of the expedition and so the French Government was able to
  provide the Military resistance.
  NIRODBARAN: But did he expect no resistance?
  British individual is more awake and has more initiative and brain-power.
  PURANI: Some Military correspondent writes that Britain could start an offensive and invade Germany through the Adriatic.
  SRI AUROBINDO: They are looking far ahead. But where will they land
  its side and that was committed by a single man who was afterwards compelled to retire from his office.
  SRI AUROBINDO: Yes, that was an instance of a Military commander doing something on his own authority, while here it is a regime. Wherever
  Hitler goes, he starts that regime.
  has no other capacity or activity except that he is also a house-painter, while
  Napoleon had many sides: he was not only a Military general, but also an
  administrator, organiser, legislator and many other things. It was he who organised France and Europe, stabilised the French Revolution. Besides being
  a legislator he established the bases of social laws, administration and finance which are followed even today. He is not only the greatest Military genius in history but one of the greatest men, with manifold capacities. Hitler
  is a man of one idea, with no intellect, which he applies with strong force
  he wants to establish.
  NIRODBARAN: But as regards Military genius they say he is as great as

The_Act_of_Creation_text, #The Act of Creation, #Arthur Koestler, #Psychology
  we can discuss Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo 'in terms of (a) historic
  significance, (b) Military strategy, (c) the condition of his liver, (d) the
  constellation of the planets. We can call these 'frames of reference* or
  Thereupon I left for Mont-Valcrien, where I was to go through
  my Military service; so I was very differendy occupied. One day,
  going along the street, the solution of the difficulty which had
  simply * order of rank' (as in the pecking hierarchy' of the farmyard);
  it means a special type of organization (such as a Military hierarchy) in
  which the overall control is centralized at the apex of a kind of genea-
  individual. When tensions arise, or control is impaired, a social 'organ*
  (the barons, or the Military, or the miners) may get over-excited and
  out of control; the individual, for the same reasons, may give un-
  7. The control of the whole over the parts is exercised, as in our
  Military hierarchy, through 'regulation channels'. The genetic code
  does not interfere with the details of ATP synthesis: it activates the
  boy of twenty-six months 'to whom "la-la" first meant song or music;
  later when he heard a Military band, it meant soldier, and finally all
  kinds of noises, including sounds like claps and thuds. . . . Another

The_Aleph, #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Only the fear of creating an army of implacable and powerful enemies dissuaded him (he told me) from fearlessly publishing this poem.]
  Only once in my life have I had occasion to look into the fifteen thousand alexandrines of the Polyolbion, that topographical epic in which Michael Drayton recorded the flora, fauna, hydrography, orography, Military and monastic history of England. I am sure, however, that this limited but bulky production is less boring than Carlos Argentino's similar vast undertaking. Daneri had in mind to set to verse the entire face of the planet, and, by 1941, had already dispatched a number of acres of the State of Queensland, nearly a mile of the course run by the River Ob, a gasworks to the north of Veracruz, the leading shops in the Buenos Aires parish of Concepcin, the villa of Mariana Cambaceres de Alvear in the Belgrano section of the Argentine capital, and a Turkish baths establishment not far from the well-known Brighton Aquarium. He read me certain long-winded passages from his Australian section, and at one point praised a word of his own coining, the colour "celestewhite," which he felt "actually suggests the sky, an element of utmost importance in the landscape of the Down Under." But these sprawling, lifeless hexameters lacked even the relative excitement of the so-called Augural Canto. Along about midnight, I left.
  Two Sundays later, Daneri rang me up -- perhaps for the first time in his life. He suggested we get together at four o'clock "for cocktails in the salon-bar next door, which the forward-looking Zunino and Zungri -- my landlords, as you doubtless recall -- are throwing open to the public. It's a place you'll really want to get to know."

The_Coming_Race_Contents, #The Coming Race, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  psychological and physical. There were any
  number of pockets (to use a current Military
  phrase) left behind which guarded the spirit

The_Golden_Bough, #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  performance of those sacred rites and ceremonies on which, even more
  than on the despatch of his civil and Military duties, the safety
  and prosperity of the community were believed to depend. And it
  brilliant uniforms steps briskly along to the lively strains of a
  modern Military band playing "Marching through Georgia."
  multitude rose the voices of the priests chanting the requiem, while
  the Military bands struck in with the solemn roll of the muffled
  drums. On reaching the principal square the procession halted, a
  being condemned to death was placed with his back to a wall, like a
  soldier at a Military execution, and fired at with blank cartridges.
  At Vrigne-aux-Bois one of these harmless buffoons, named Thierry,

The_Gospel_According_to_Mark, #The Bible, #Anonymous, #Various
  17 For Herod himself had sent and had John arrested and bound in prison on account of Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip, because he had married her. 18 For John had been saying to Herod, "It is not lawful for you to have your brother's wife." 19 Herodias had a grudge against him and wanted to put him to death and could not do so; 20 for Herod was afraid of John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and he kept him safe. And when he heard him, he was very perplexed; but he used to enjoy listening to him. 21 A strategic day came when Herod on his birthday gave a banquet for his lords and Military commanders and the leading men of Galilee; 22 and when the daughter of Herodias herself came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his dinner guests; and the king said to the girl, "Ask me for whatever you want and I will give it to you." 23 And he swore to her, "Whatever you ask of me, I will give it to you; up to half of my kingdom." 24 And she went out and said to her mother, "What shall I ask for?" And she said, "The head of John the Baptist." 25 Immediately she came in a hurry to the king and asked, saying, "I want you to give me at once the head of John the Baptist on a platter." 26 And although the king was very sorry, yet because of his oaths and because of his dinner guests, he was unwilling to refuse her. 27 Immediately the king sent an executioner and commanded him to bring back his head. And he went and had him beheaded in the prison, 28 and brought his head on a platter, and gave it to the girl; and the girl gave it to her mother. 29 When his disciples heard about this, they came and took away his body and laid it in a tomb.
  The Return of the Twelve

The_Immortal, #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Urgent thirst lent me temerity. I estimated that I was some thirty paces from the sand; I closed my eyes and threw myself down the mountain, my hands bound behind my back. I plunged my bloodied face into the dark water and lapped at it like an animal. Before I lost myself in sleep and delirium once more, I inexplicably repeated a few words of Greek: Those from Zeleia, wealthy Trojans, who drink the water of dark Aisepos...
  I cannot say how many days and nights passed over me. In pain, unable to return to the shelter of the caverns, naked on the unknown sand, I let the moon and the sun cast lots for my bleak fate. The Troglodytes, childlike in their barbarity, helped me neither survive nor die. In vain did I plead with them to kill me. One day, with the sharp edge of a flake of rock, I severed my bonds. The next, I stood up and was able to beg or steal - I, Marcus Flaminius Rufus, Military tribune of one of the legions of Rome - my first abominated mouthful of serpent's flesh.
  Out of avidity to see the Immortals, to touch that more than human City, I could hardly sleep. And as though the Troglodytes could divine my goal, they did not sleep, either. At first I presumed they were keeping a watch over me; later, I imagined that my uneasiness had communicated itself to them, as dogs can be infected in that way. For my departure from the barbarous village I chose the most public of times, sunset, when almost all the men emerged from their holes and crevices in the earth and gazed out unseeingly toward the west. I prayed aloud, less to plead for divine favor than to intimidate the tribe with articulate speech. I crossed the stream bed clogged with sandbars and turned my steps toward the City.

The_Shadow_Out_Of_Time, #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  There were veiled suggestions of a monstrous plasticity, and of temporary lapses of
  visibility, while other fragmentary whispers referred to their control and Military use of
  great winds. Singular whistling noises, and colossal footprints made up of five circular

Thus_Spoke_Zarathustra_text, #Thus Spoke Zarathustra, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  we find appeals to his old-fashioned sense of honor, even
  his brief Military service, and at one point the idea that
  he must challenge a man to a duel with pistols? For that

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