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I was in a peacetime army. It was like something out of a Le Carre novel: studying the habits of your enemy. It was very exciting. It's interesting living life as a civilian, then on Friday night you're parachuting into a foreign country.
Back in the old Corp, we weren't training those privates to infiltrate into the peacetime Marine Corp. We were training those privates to go to Vietnam.
R. Lee Ermey
The man who gets drunk in peacetime is a coward. The man who gets drunk in wartime goes on being a coward.
I've always had a lot of time for servicemen. Yet there's been this bad relationship between civilians and the armed services. We say to soldiers, 'We want you when we want you, but stay away in peacetime. We're proud of you, but keep away from my daughter and don't come drinking in my pub.'
General Atomics, the progenitor of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, started life in 1955 when a major military contractor, General Dynamics, feared that the military hardware market might dry up. It began exploring peacetime uses of atomic energy, but abandoned the effort when cold-war military spending took off.
Since cowardice must occur at a time and place where an enemy either has already appeared or may yet turn up, servicemen in peacetime - and ordinary civilians - can breathe a sigh of relief. If you are yellow-bellied back home, you're not technically a coward.
There's peacetime and there's wartime, and you don't need polarization on wartime issues. You need polarization on all other issues.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
When you look at a company that's already succeeded or is at the very top of its game, it isn't necessarily when it's executing well. It tends to be peacetime - you've defeated the competition, you have the highest margins, the highest multiple.
Getting emotional about things is a peacetime luxury. In wartime, it's much too painful.
Edmund H. North
A peacetime draft is the most un-American thing I know.
Indiscriminate attacks on civilians ought, under all circumstances, to be illegal in war as in peacetime.
Gijs de Vries
The conditions which now exist in Germany make it impossible for industrial production to reach the levels which the occupying powers agreed were essential for a minimum German peacetime economy.
James F. Byrnes
I really think that if I had met Picasso during peacetime, nothing would have happened.
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