Unmilitary Posture

Originally published at: Unmilitary Posture | The Associated Worlds

Perhaps they would have been more successful had their god spent more time teaching them how to stand, rather than how to kneel.

Gen. Cassian Amarens,
13th (“Winter Wolves”) Imperial Legion,
after the final assault on Firital

Dying on your feet is all well and good, but we’re better served if we make them die on theirs.

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Patton had words to that effect as well. “Make the other sumbitch die for his country,” iirc

As the local saying goes:

Treasure an enemy who seeks to die in the service of his cause; for you and he have the same objective.