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270 Military Quotes to Appreciate and Honor our Soldiers and Veterans

U.S. military not only protect the United States and its citizens from direct threats, they also help maintain peace and stability in regions critical to U.S. interests. The brave men and women of the military should always be honored for their sacrifice. Here are great military quotes to appreciate and honor our brave soldiers and veterans.

Military Quotes

  1. “If a man hasn’t discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

Military Quotes

  1. ”No guts, no glory.” ~ Major Gen. Frederick C. Blesse

Military Quotes

  1. “Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.” ~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Military Quotes

  1. ”Only our individual faith in freedom can keep us free.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

US Army Quotes

  1. “To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less.” ~ Andre Malraux
  2. “This will remain the land of the free so long as it is the home of the brave.” ~ Elmer Davis
  3. “Fortune favors the brave.” ~ Terence
  4. “Know the enemy and know yourself; in a hundred battles you will never peril.” ~ Sun Tzu
  5. ”I don’t know what effect these men will have upon the enemy, but, by God, they terrify me.” ~ The Duke of Wellington
  6. “Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.” ~ Alexander Hamilton

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Army Quotes

  1. “An army of sheep led by a lion is better than an army of lions led by a sheep.” ~ Alexander the Great
  2. “The Army is the true nobility of our country.” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte
  3. Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.”  ~  George Washington
  4. “The army teaches boys to think like men.” ~ Elvis Presley
  5. “I am a Soldier, I fight where I am told, and I win where I fight.” ~ George S. Patton
  6. “I owe everything to the army.” ~ Norman Wisdom
  7. “I loved the Army as an institution and loathed every single thing it required me to do.” ~ Simon Raven
  8. “It’s almost worth having been in the army for the joy your freedom gives you.” ~ John Dos Passos
  9. “The army is always the same. The sun and the moon change. The army knows no seasons.” ~ Frank Nugent
  10. “When things go wrong in your command, start wading for the reason in increasingly larger concentric circles around your own desk.” ~ General Bruce C. Clarke

Soldier Quotes

  1. America without her Soldiers would be like God without His angels.” ~ Claudia Pemberton
  2. “I respect every soldier, from every country, who serves beside us in the hard work of history. America is grateful, and America will not forget.” ~ George W. Bush
  3. “No man is a man until he has been a soldier.” ~ Louis de Bernieres
  4. “War is the greatest evil Satan has invented to corrupt our hearts and souls. We should honor our soldiers, but we should never honor war.” ~ Dean Hughes
  5. “The soldier is the Army. No army is better than its soldiers. The Soldier is also a citizen. In fact, the highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is that of bearing arms for one’s country” ~ George S. Patton Jr.
  6. “An army without culture is a dull-witted army, and a dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy.” ~ Mao Zedong
  7. “No nation ever had an army large enough to guarantee it against attack in time of peace, or ensure it of victory in time of war.” ~ Calvin Coolidge
  8. “Therefore a victorious army first wins and then seeks battle; a defeated army first battles and then seeks victory.” ~ Sun Tzu
  9. “The Army was my bread and butter.” ~ Brian Lumley
  10. “It is a proud privilege to be a soldier – a good soldier … [with] discipline, self-respect, pride in his unit and his country, a high sense of duty and obligation to comrades and to his superiors, and a self-confidence born of demonstrated ability.”  ~  George S. Patton Jr.

Military Quotes to Honor our Heroes

  1. “We live in a world that has walls and those walls need to be guarded by men with guns.” ~ Aaron Sorkin
  2. “Soldiers win battles and generals get the medals.” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte
  3. “Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste death but once.” ~ William Shakespeare
  4. “He loves his country best who strives to make it best.” ~ Robert G. Ingersoll
  5. “Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war.” ~ John Adams
  6. “Sometimes you have to pick the gun up to put the Gun down.” ~ Malcolm X
  7. “In every battle there comes a time when both sides consider themselves beaten; then he who continues the attack wins.” ~ General Ulysses S. Grant
  8. “War is too important to be left to the generals.” ~ Georges Clemenceau
  9. ”If you find yourself in a fair fight, you didn’t plan your mission properly.” ~ David Hackworth
  10. “The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” ~ Thomas Paine

Military Quotes

  1. True courage is being afraid, and going ahead and doing your job.” ~ Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr
  2. “The hand of the aggressor is stayed by strength — and strength alone.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
  3. “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.” ~ Nathan Hale
  4. “Never forget that no military leader has ever become great without audacity.” ~ Carl von Clausewitz
  5. “How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!” ~ Maya Angelou

Veterans Day Quotes

  1. “A ship without Marines is like a garment without buttons.” ~ Admiral David D. Porter
  2. “A military man can scarcely pride himself on having smitten a sleeping enemy; it is more a matter of shame, simply, for the one smitten.”  ~ Isoroku Yamamoto
  3. “From time to time, the tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
  4. ”This country has not seen and probably will never know the true level of sacrifice of our veterans. As a civilian, I owe an unpayable debt to all our military. Going forward let’s not send our servicemen and women off to war or conflict zones unless it is overwhelmingly justifiable and on moral high ground.” ~ Thomas M Smith
  5. “We sleep peaceably in our beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on our behalf.” ~ George Orwell

US Navy SEALs Quotes

  1. “Stay low, go fast. Kill first, die last. One shot, one kill. No luck, all skill.” ~ US Navy SEALs
  2. “What the SEAL teams do, what our training does, is it chips away the outer layer and shows you what you’re capable of and not capable of.” ~ Marcus Luttrell, Retired United States Navy SEAL
  3. “Navy SEALs Say when you are under pressure you don’t rise to the occasion. You sink to the level of your training. Train well.” ~ Jon Gordon
  4. “I have to face the final battle by myself, maybe lonely, maybe desolate, maybe against formidable odds. But I was not giving up.” ~ Marcus Luttrell, Retired United States Navy SEAL
  5. “In death, as in life, we stand together, always a family, always a team. The brotherhood never dies.”  ~  Marcus Luttrell, Retired United States Navy SEAL

US Navy SEAL Quotes

  1. “If you’ve never met a Navy SEAL and you ran into one at a bar, you probably still wouldn’t know he’s a Navy SEAL.” ~ Howard E. Wasdin
  2. “I can’t tell you how much the sight of the flag means to me, or the heritage of the military men who came before me. It’s about this country and it’s people.”  ~  Marcus Luttrell
  3. “GET UP. AND. GO. Take the risk, take the gamble, take the first step. Take action. And don’t let another day slip by.” ~ Jocko Willink
  4. “They could beat you, run you, make you endure untold cold and pain, and kill you… but they could never make you quit.” ~ Walter Diaczenko
  5. “Truly – my mind never told me to give up though my body was beaten down.” ~ Stew Smith, Former Navy SEAL

Military Quotes

  1. ”Heroism doesn’t always happen in a burst of glory. Sometimes small triumphs and large hearts change the course of history.” ~ Mary Roach
  2. ”Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons.” ~ Douglas MacArthur
  3. “What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight—it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower, Former US President
  4. “I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction: ‘I served in the United States Navy.” ~ John F. Kennedy
  5. “Out of every one hundred men, ten shouldn’t even be there, eighty are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior, and he will bring the others back.” ~ Heraclitus
  6. “Freedom is never free.” ~ Anonymous
  7. “It doesn’t take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.”  ~ General H. Norman Schwarzkopf
  8. “We must never forget why we have, and why we need our military. Our armed forces exist solely to ensure our nation is safe, so that each and every one of us can sleep soundly at night, knowing we have ‘guardians at the gate.” ~ Allen West
  9. “The military might of a country represents its national strength. Only when it builds up its military might in every way can it develop into a thriving country.” ~ Kim Jong-un
  10. “We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us.” ~ Winston S. Churchill

Quotes about Military

  1. “Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.” ~ Winston Churchill
  2. “I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs but by how high he bounces when he hits bottom.” ~ General George S. Patton
  3. “A man has integrity if his interest in the good of the service is at all times greater than his personal pride, and when he holds himself to the same line of duty when unobserved as he would follow if his superiors were present.” ~ General S.L.A. Marshall
  4. “If you can’t experience the humanity of people who don’t look like you, you’re not civilized enough to be an officer of the peace..”  ~  Ann Medlock
  5. “When things go wrong in your command, start wading for the reason in increasing larger concentric circles around your own desk.” ~ General Bruce D. Clark
  6. “It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather, we should thank God that such men lived.” ~ George S. Patton Jr.
  7. “We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” ~ Cynthia Ozick
  8. “Surprise is an event that occurs in the mind of an enemy commander..”  ~  Jerry Pournelle
  9. “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” ~ Joseph Campbell
  10. “No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation.” ~ Gen. Douglas MacArthur

Inspirational Military Quotes

  1. “True patriotism isn’t cheap. It’s about taking on a fair share of the burden of keeping America going.” ~ Robert Reich
  2. “These fallen heroes represent the character of a nation who has a long history of patriotism and honor – and a nation who has fought many battles to keep our country free from threats of terror.” ~ Michael N. Castle
  3. “It would be a joke if the conduct of the victor had to be justified to the vanquished.” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte
  4. “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, learning from failure.”  ~  Colin Powell
  5. “No battle plan survives first contact with the enemy.” ~ Helmuth von Moltke
  6. “The objective of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.”  ~  George Patton
  7. “The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” ~ William Arthur Ward
  8. “Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
  9. “If you wage war, do it energetically and with severity. This is the only way to make it shorter and consequently less inhuman.” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte
  10. “To be prepared against surprise is to be trained. To be prepared for surprise is to be educated.” ~ James Carse

Military Leadership Quotes

  1. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” ~ John Quincy Adams
  2. “A leader is the man who has the ability to get other people to do what they don’t want to do, and like it.” ~ Harry S. Truman
  3. “A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others.” ~ General of the Army, Douglas MacArthur
  4. “You manage things; you lead people. We went overboard on management and forgot about leadership. It might help if we ran the MBAs out of Washington.”  ~ Rear Adm. Grace Murray Hooper
  5. “Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.” ~ General Norman Schwarzkopf, U.S. Army
  6. “A leader is a man who can adapt principles to circumstances.” ~ George S. Patton
  7. “It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, more vengeance, more desolation. War is hell.” ~ Major General William T. Sherman, U.S. Army
  8. “Effective leaders are made, not born. They learn from trial and error, and from experience.” ~ Colin Powell
  9. “Be willing to make decisions. That’s the most important quality in a good leader.” ~ General George S. Patton
  10. “A leader leads by example not by force.” ~ Sun Tzu

Military Motivational Quotes

  1. “The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding go out to meet it.” ~ Thucydides
  2. “How can men boast that they control their own destiny when they cannot solve the problems of war?” ~ Billy Graham
  3. “The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.” ~ Albert Einstein
  4. “Those who give up essential liberties for temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  5. “Word to the Nation: Guard zealously your right to serve in the Armed Forces, for without them, there will be no other rights to guard.” ~ John F. Kennedy
  6. “Could I have but a line a century hence crediting a contribution to the advance of peace, I would gladly yield every honor which has been accorded me in war.” ~ Douglas MacArthur
  7. “It is long since I have learned to hold popular opinion of no value.” ~ Alexander Hamilton
  8. “Modern war is the most highly developed of all sciences. We have perfected our weapons but failed to perfect the men who use them.” ~ Billy Graham
  9. “If officers desire to have control over their commands, they must remain habitually with them, industriously attend to their instruction and comfort, and in battle lead them well.” ~ General Stonewall Jackson
  10. “Live for something rather than die for nothing.” ~ General George S. Patton

Encouraging Words for Soldiers

  1. “The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.” ~ Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr.
  2. “In preparing for battle, I have always found that plans are useless but planning is indispensable.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower, Former USA President
  3. “A person cannot be a Marine without honor.” ~ General Carl Epting Mundy, Jr.
  4. “Americans never quit.” ~ General Douglas MacArthur
  5. “I can’t see how a single man could spend his time to better advantage than in the Marines.” ~ Sergeant Major Daniel Joseph “Dan” Daly
  6. “A pint of sweat will save a gallon of blood.” ~ General George Smith Patton, Jr.
  7. “A good Navy is not a provocation to war. It is the surest guaranty of peace.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt, Former American President
  8. “It is not enough to fight. It is the spirit which we bring to the fight that decides the issue. It is morale that wins the victory.” ~ General George Catlett Marshall
  9. “We have met the enemy and they are ours.” ~ Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry
  10. “It is fatal to enter a war without the will to win it..”  ~  Douglas MacArthur

Military Appreciation Quotes

  1. “The patriot’s blood is the seed of Freedom’s tree.” ~ Thomas Campbell
  2. “The military don’t start wars. Politicians start wars..”  ~  William Westmoreland
  3. “In war there is no substitute for victory.” ~ Douglas MacArthur
  4. “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.” ~ Winston Churchill
  5. “Without heroes, we are all plain people and don’t know how far we can go.” ~ Bernard Malamud
  6. “Military power wins battles, but spiritual power wins wars.” ~ George C. Marshall
  7. “In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
  8. “The only things those people have that you don’t is guts. Do you wanna live forever?” ~ Merritt A. Edson
  9. “War means fighting, and fighting means killing..”  ~  Nathan Bedford Forrest
  10. “Once we have a war there is only one thing to do. It must be won. For defeat brings worse things than any that can ever happen in war.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

Air Force Quotes

  1. “Yesterday, December 7, 1941 a date which will live in infamy the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan… We will gain the inevitable triumph so help us, God.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
  2. “I’ve traveled a huge amount, but almost all of it has been through work. I spent five years stationed in London in the special services of the American Air Force, producing and directing shows for the troops, which I absolutely loved.” ~ Larry Hagman
  3. “…it was more American on an air force base in Crete than it was in Times Square.” ~ Cathleen Schine
  4. “Who dares, wins. Who sweats, wins. Who plans, wins.” ~ British Special Air Service (SAS)
  5. “As a former Airman First Class in the United States Air Force, like many veterans in America, my military experience played an important part in instilling in me a sense of character and discipline that has served me throughout my life.” ~ Chuck Norris
  6. “The thing about the Air Force or any branch of the military is that all of us were plucked away from our homes and our comfort zones and our families. So there was a solidarity in the military, a brotherhood.” ~ John Huertas
  7. “Moral courage is the most valuable and usually the most absent characteristic in men.” ~ George S. Patton
  8. “Success in battle is not a function of how many show up, but who they are.” ~ Robert H. Barrow
  9. “Every citizen should be a soldier. This was the case with the Greeks and Romans, and must be that of every free state.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
  10. “Airpower alone does not guarantee America’s security, but I believe it best exploits the nation’s greatest asset – our technical skill.” ~ Hoyt Vandenberg

Military Quotes

  1. “No man is fit to command another that cannot command himself.” ~ William Penn
  2. “Battles are sometimes won by generals; wars are nearly always won by sergeants and privates.” ~ F. E. Adcock
  3. “We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.” ~ Winston Churchill
  4. “We make war that we may live in peace.” ~ Aristotle
  5. “If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat.” ~ Sun Tzu
  6. “America is hope. It is compassion. It is excellence. It is valor.”  ~ Paul Tsongas
  7. “One who loses his life for his country will get it.”  ~  Dr. P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar
  8. Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.” ~ George S. Patton
  9. “If I charge, follow me. If I retreat, kill me. If I die, revenge me..”  ~  USMC
  10. “Those of us who have never been in the military don’t understand what it is like to serve in the military..”  ~  Gina Barreca

Quotes about Soldiers

  1. “Soldiers generally win battles; generals get credit for them.” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte
  2. “The courage of a soldier is found to be the cheapest and most common quality of human nature.” ~ Edward Gibbon
  3. “Every man thinks meanly of himself for not having been a soldier, or not having been at sea.” ~ Samuel Johnson
  4. “I almost always feel inclined, when I happen to say anything to soldiers, to impress upon them in a few brief remarks the importance of success in this contest,” ~ Abraham Lincoln
  5. “Although a soldier by profession, I have never felt any sort of fondness for war, and I have never advocated it, except as a means of peace.” ~ Ulysses S. Grant
  6. “Bein’ a soldier is not hard. If it was, soldiers would not be able to do it.” ~ Terry Pratchett
  7. “The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.” ~ G.K. Chesterton
  8. “Soldiers can sometimes make decisions that are smarter than the orders they have been given.” ~ Orson Scott Card, Enders Game
  9. “On the battlefield, the military pledges to leave no soldier behind. As a nation, let it be our pledge that when they return home, we leave no veteran behind.” ~ Dan Lipinski
  10. “In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.” ~ Jose Narosky

Military Short Quotes

  1. “The military is not so much a job, it is more of a death sentence.” ~ Steven Magee
  2. “Bravery is being the only one who knows you’re afraid.”  ~ Franklin P. Jones
  3. “There is nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer.”  ~ Gen. James H. Doolittle
  4. Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.”  ~ Walter Elliot
  5. “War is life multiplied by some number that no one has ever heard of.” ~ Sebastian Junger
  6. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”  ~ Winston S. Churchill
  7. “There is no honor in sending men to die for something you won’t even fight for yourself.”  ~ Mark Owen
  8. “You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don’t ever count on having both at once.”  ~ Robert A. Heinlein
  9. “Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.”  ~ Newt Gingrich
  10. “Military intelligence is a contradiction in terms.”  ~ Groucho Marx

Best Military Quotes

  1. “Military guys are rarely as smart as they think they are, and they’ve never gotten over the fact that civilians run the military.” ~ Maureen Dowd
  2. “The military system of a nation is not an independent section of the social system but an aspect of its totality.” ~ Tony Judt
  3. “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with lots of pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations.” ~ Woodrow Wilson
  4. “To be prepared for war is one of the most “effectual means of preserving peace.” ~ George Washington
  5. “I can’t spare this man, he fights!” ~ Abraham Lincoln
  6. “Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all! By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall.” ~ John Dickinson
  7. “Some people live an entire lifetime and wonder if they have ever made a difference in the world, but the Marines don’t have that problem.” ~ Ronald Reagan
  8. “Here men endured that a nation might live.” ~ Herbert Hoover
  9.  “Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
  10. “Both parties deprecated war; but one of them would make war rather than let the nation survive; and the other would accept war rather than let it perish. And the war came.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

Famous Military Quotes

  1. “When the will defies fear, when duty throws the gauntlet down to fate, when honor scorns to compromise with death — that is heroism.”  ~ Robert Green Ingersoll
  2. “War must be, while we defend our lives against a destroyer who would devour all; but I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend.”  ~ J.R.R. Tolkien
  3. “For the first time in a long time, I felt like I had a purpose being in the Navy. It wasn’t about money and rank or prestige. It was about raising the flag. We do what we do because no one else can or will do it. We fight so others can sleep at night. And I had forgotten that.”  ~ Timothy Ciciora
  4. “Man is a military animal, glories in gunpowder, and loves parade.”  ~ Philip James Bailey
  5. “The world has nothing to fear from military ambition in our Government.”  ~ James K. Polk
  6. “There are no military solutions – dialogue and diplomacy are the only guarantee of lasting peace.”  ~ Martin McGuinness
  7. “I saw courage both in the Vietnam War and in the struggle to stop it. I learned that patriotism includes protest, not just military service.”  ~ John F. Kerry
  8. “Rich people don’t like to be in the military. The shoes are ugly and the uniforms itch. Rich people don’t go in much for revolution or terrorism, either.”  ~ P. J. O’Rourke
  9. “A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.”  ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
  10. “Soldiers, when committed to a task, can’t compromise. It’s unrelenting devotion to the standards of duty and courage, absolute loyalty to others, not letting the task go until it’s been done.”  ~ John Keegan

Military Motivation Quotes

  1. “Real heroes don’t wear capes. Real superheroes wear uniforms and badges and stethoscopes! Real superheroes are members of our military, law enforcement, and first responders. Pretend superheroes wear capes!” ~ Dean Cain
  2. “We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.”  ~ Barack Obama
  3. “The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war.” ~ General Norman Schwarzkopf, U.S. Army
  4. “The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them.” ~ Colin Powell
  5. “Any soldier worth his salt should be antiwar. And still there are things worth fighting for.” ~ General Norman Schwarzkopf, U.S. Army
  6. “The Navy is much more than a job; much more than service to the country. It is a way of life. It gets in your blood.” ~ Albert F. Pratt
  7. “Discipline equals freedom.” ~ Jocko Willink
  8. “The soldier, above all other people, prays for peace, for he must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.”  ~ Douglas MacArthur
  9. “I learned that good judgment comes from experience and that experience grows out of mistakes.”  ~ Omar N. Bradley
  10. “Some of you young men think that war is all glamour and glory, but let me tell you, boys, it is all hell!”  ~ William Tecumseh Sherman

Encouraging Military Quotes

  1. “Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.”  ~ Groucho Marx
  2. “The military weapon is but one of the means that serve the purposes of war: one out of the assortment which grand strategy can employ.”  ~ B. H. Liddell Hart
  3. “A military operation involves deception. Even though you are competent, appear to be incompetent. Though effective, appear to be ineffective.”  ~ Sun Tzu
  4. “Patriotism is a lively sense of collective responsibility.”  ~ Richard Aldington
  5. “The military weapon is but one of the means that serve the purposes of war: one out of the assortment which grand strategy can employ.”  ~ B. H. Liddell Hart
  6. “Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.”  ~ Douglas MacArthur
  7. “So the important thing in a military operation is victory, not persistence.”  ~ Sun Tzu
  8. “A soldier’s job is to put his life on the line for his country.”  ~  Raymond Khoury
  9. “The life of a soldier far from the cannon’s roar has little glamour to it.”  ~  Harry Turtledove
  10. “Nothing so comforts the military mind as the maxim of a great but dead general.”  ~  Barbara W. Tuchman

Honoring Military Quotes

  1. “Welcome to the real Marine Corps, a bunch of nerds on computers all day. We only go to the gym so the grunts don’t eat us.”  ~  Jess Mastorakos
  2. “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
  3. “So in war, the way is to avoid what is strong, and strike at what is weak.”  ~  Sun Tzu
  4. “We don’t rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training.” ~ Archilochos
  5. “The best form of welfare for the troops is first-rate training.” ~ Erwin Rommel
  6. “The best way out is always through.” ~ Robert Frost
  7. “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, it is that we are powerful beyond measure.” ~ Marianne Williamson
  8. “I don’t lose any sleep at night over the potential for failure. I cannot even spell the word.” ~ Jim Mattis
  9. “Don’t decrease the goal. Increase the effort.” ~ Tom Coleman
  10. “The key is not the will to win. Everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important.”  ~ Bobby Knight

Quotes about US Army

  1. “The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.”  ~ Douglas MacArthur
  2. “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.”  ~ Winston Churchill
  3. “Military glory-that attractive rainbow, that rises in showers of blood-that serpent’s eye, that charms to destroy.”  ~ Abraham Lincoln
  4. “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
  5. “In the military, you learn the essence of people. You see so many examples of self-sacrifice and moral courage. For the rest of your life, you don’t get many opportunities to be sure of your friends.”  ~ Adam Driver
  6. “My centre is giving way, my right is in retreat, situation excellent. I attack.”  ~  Ferdinand Foch
  7. “In a man-to-man fight, the winner is he who has one more round in his magazine.”  ~  Erwin Rommel
  8. “A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.”  ~  Napoleon
  9. “War is a game played with a smiling face, but do you think there is laughter in my heart?”  ~  Winston Churchill
  10. “No soldier outlives a thousand chances. But every soldier believes in Chance and trusts his luck.”  ~  Erich Maria Remarque

Military Quotes

  1. “a soldier lives always for the next battle, because he knows that before it arrives impossible changes can occur in his favor.”  ~  James A. Michener
  2. “It’s better to fade away like an old soldier than to burn out.”  ~ John Lennon
  3. “Military minded, usually blinded Lookin for a crew like mine, you can’t find it We all be soldiers but I’m also assassin I came out the womb with my trigger finger blasting.”  ~  Big Ed
  4. “He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior..”  ~  Confucius
  5. “The spirit of this country is totally adverse to a large military force.”  ~ Thomas Jefferson
  6. “The patriot volunteer, fighting for country and his rights, makes the most reliable soldier on earth.”  ~ Stonewall Jackson
  7. “A young man who does not have what it takes to perform military service is not likely to have what it takes to make a living. Today’s military rejects include tomorrow’s hard-core unemployed.”  ~ John F. Kennedy
  8. “I have just returned from visiting the Marines at the front, and there is not a finer fighting organization in the world!”  ~ Douglas MacArthur
  9. “It is a long-cherished tradition among a certain type of military thinker that huge casualties are the main thing. If they are on the other side then this is a valuable bonus.”  ~  Terry Pratchett
  10. “Now I’m falling for your spell Your light burns me like I’m evil This love hurts me like it’s hell You’re my military Making my insides turn to machinery.”  ~  James Deacon

Quotes about Military

  1. “You don’t have to be straight to be in the military; you just have to be able to shoot straight.”  ~  Barry Goldwater
  2. “In an upstairs room in Blackpool By the side of a northern sea The army had my father And my mother was having me Military madness was killing my country.”  ~  Graham Nash
  3. “I’m the daughter of a military man It’s the way of life and I understand And I’m so proud to say Made me who I am today.”  ~  Jessie James Decker
  4. “After I was discharged from the military, it was difficult trying to become a civilian.”  ~  Chris Kyle
  5. “I work in your factories and I study in your schools I fill your penitentiaries and your military too.”  ~  Richie Havens
  6. “Battles are won by slaughter and maneuver. The greater the general, the more he contributes in maneuver, the less he demands in slaughter.”  ~  Winston S. Churchill
  7. “We stand a chance against the military tonight I said we stand a chance against the military tonight, I said we stand a chance against the military tonight.”  ~  Danny Brown
  8. “Normal military trade is undoubtedly part of the normal State-to-State relations.”  ~  Li Peng
  9. “I believe serious progress (in the abolition of war) can be achieved only when men become organized on an international scale and refuse, as a body, to enter military or war service.”  ~  Albert Einstein
  10. “We must train and classify the whole of our male citizens, and make military instruction a regular part of collegiate education.”  ~  Thomas Jefferson

Military Sayings

  1. “A true military officer is in one particular like a true monk. Not with more self-abnegation will the latter keep his vows of monastic obedience than the former his vows of allegiance to martial duty.”  ~  Herman Melville
  2. “While my military experience reinforced in me the strength that I have, it also demonstrated to me that I have the ability and power to make a difference in people’s lives.”  ~  Earl Woods
  3. “The most expensive thing in the world is a second-best military establishment, good but not good enough to win.”  ~  Robert A. Heinlein
  4. “The necessary and wise subordination of the military to civil power must be sustained.”  ~  Dwight D. Eisenhower
  5. “Our military plans should be based on the assumption of unpredictability, rather than on carefully drawn, static models of the world.”  ~  James Fallows
  6. “Conquest is the missionary of valor, and the hard impact of military virtues beats meanness out of the world.”  ~  Walter Bagehot
  7. “Only one military organization can hold and gain ground in war-a ground army supported by tactical aviation with supply lines guarded by the navy.”  ~  Omar N. Bradley
  8. “It is of the nature of war to increase the executive at the expense of the legislative authority.” ~ Alexander Hamilton
  9. “War makes extremely heavy demands on the soldier’s strength and nerves. For this reason, make heavy demands on your men in peacetime exercises.” ~ General Field Marshall Erwin Rommel
  10. “It is well that war is so terrible, else we should grow too fond of it.” ~ General Robert E. Lee

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