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If you were decorating the squad spaces, and before the Ghosts came in for a briefing, what quote would you hang on the wall?

Here's one for starters:

"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf"

- George Orwell

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A favorite of mine. Slimmed up because I used in my sig many moons ago...

"The credit belongs to the man...who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat." - Theodore Roosevelt

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"Sure I am this day we are masters of our fate, that the task which has been set before us is not above our strength; that its pangs and toils are not beyond our endurance. As long as we have faith in our own cause and an unconquerable will to win, victory will not be denied us."

- Sir Winston Churchill

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I found two I like:

"Battles are sometimes won by generals; wars are nearly always won by sergeants and privates."

-F.E. Adcock, British classical scholar

Ten soldiers wisely led will beat a hundred without a head.


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Greetings Fellow Ghosts!

Here's a few I've always tried to abide by :)

1. A sucking chest wound is nature's way of telling you to slow down.

2. If at first you don't succeed, call in an air strike.

3. Try to look unimportant; the enemy may be low on ammo and not want to waste a bullet on you.

4. Never forget that your weapon was made by the lowest bidder.

5. Teamwork is essential; it gives the enemy someone else to shoot at.

6. Never draw fire, it irritates everyone around you.

7. Incoming fire has the right of way.

8. It's not the one with your name on it; it's the one addressed "to whom it may concern" that you've got to worry about.

9. If you find yourself alone in front of your platoon, they know something you don't.

10. The most dangerous thing in the world is a Second Lieutenant with a map and a compass.

Ok, not truly "inspirational" quotes but astute nonetheless.



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"Contemplate the mangled bodies of your countrymen, and then say, 'What should

be the reward of such sacrifices?' ... If ye love wealth better than liberty,

the tranquility of servitude than the animating contest of freedom, go from us

in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands

which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget

that ye were our countrymen!" --Samuel Adams


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