A few thoughts on Artillery from those who KNOW:

"The speed, accuracy and devastating power of American Artillery won confidence and admiration from the troops it supported and inspired fear and respect in their enemy."  --General Dwight D. Eisenhower

  "An as their firin' dies away, the 'usky whisper runs, from lips that 'aven't drunk all day:  'The guns! Thank Gawd, the guns!'" --Rudyard Kipling

  "Do not forget your dogs of war, your big guns, which are the most-to-be respected arguments of the rights of kings." -- Frederick the Great

   "Artillery conquers and infantry occupies." --J.F.C. Fuller

   "Guns will make us powerful, butter will only make us fat." --Hermann Goering

   "In many situations that seemed desperate, the artillery has been a most vital factor." --General Douglas MacArthur

   "The harder the fighting and the longer the war, the more the infantry, and in fact all the arms, lean on the gunners." --Field Marshal Montgomery

   "Nothing is more destructive than the charge of artillery on a crowd." --Napoleon

   "God fights on the side with the best artillery." --Napoleon

   "I do not have to tell you who won the war. You know, the artillery did." --General George S. Patton

    "The World War demonstrated the importance of Field Artillery. The majority of casualties were inflicted by the arm." --General John J. Pershing

    "Artillery is the god of war." --Stalin

    "Cannon to the right of them, Cannon to the left of them, Cannon in front of them, Volley'ed and thundered." --The Charge of the Light Brigade

    "The work for giants...to serve well the guns!" --Walt Whitman

    "Renown awaits the commander who first restores artillery to its prime importance on the battlefield." --Winston Churchill

    "Be sure to give them everything you've got with your artillery. That's the best arm you have." --General Douglas MacArthur turning over command of USAFFE to General Jonathan M. Wainwright

    "The guns are hot and smoking, and there's blood upon the trail. Keep the shrapnel shooting forward, bursting to the front like hail. Do your duty like a soldier; let the beggars know that we are sending what's expected, from the Field Artillery." --From Keep Them Rolling, words by Colonel Gerald E. Griffin, sung to the tune of Battle Hymn of the Republic

    "The wars of the future will be decided by artillery. Troops can be replaced in times of need; big guns must be made in times of peace." -- Bismarck

    "If you don't have enough artillery, quit." --General Richard Cavasos

    "There is no other arm of the service whose efficiency is so directly dependent upon its officers as is the Field Artillery." --Major General William J. Snow, Chief of Field Artillery, 1917

    "Success in combat depends in large part on how quickly and accurately firepower is brought to bear on the enemy." --General Earle G. Wheeler

    "Upon my honor I speak the truth. American Artillery-one of the wonders of the Revolution." --General Marquis Lafayette , Battle of Yorktown

    "Formerly, to win a victory, the fighting force needed only courage and strength; today it must have artillery." -- Frederick the Great

    "A little more grape, Captain Bragg." --General Zachary Taylor, Battle of Buena Vista , February 22, 1847

    "The best and steadiest troops can seldom be made to advance under the fire of even a few well-served pieces of artillery." --General Gilmore, American Civil War

    "Artillery succeeded where, otherwise, we would have failed." --General Charles P. Summerall

    "Artillery captures the terrain, which infantry has only to occupy." --French General Petain, World War I

    "While the Battle of the Bulge couldn't have been won by artillery alone, it was the superhuman effort of the artillery that prevented it from being lost on several occasions."  --Lieutenant Colonel William R. Jesse, 1944

    "Modern warfare demands of the artilleryman a perfect technical knowledge of his weapon and a thorough understanding of its tactical employment." --General John J. Pershing, in a letter dated March 11, 1922