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650 Inspirational Army Quotes To Honor Military (2023)

1. “Lead from the front. ”


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3. “This will remain the land of the free so long as it is the home of the brave. ” – Elmer Davis


4. “We do not seek peace in order to be at war, but we go to war that we may have peace. Be peaceful, therefore, in warring, so that you may vanquish those whom you war against, and bring them to the prosperity of peace.


5. It can be done!


6. “The most important thing I learned is that soldiers watch what their leaders do. You can give them classes and lecture them forever, but it is your personal example they will follow.”


7. “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


8. "No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation." -- Gen. Douglas MacArthur


9. “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


10. "For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail?" -- Ralph Waldo Emerson


11. “I’d learned a lot in the Army. I knew that above all things in the world I had to become so big, so strong that people and their hatred could never touch me. ”


12. It's OK to be scared. Courage is being scared, and doing what needs to be done anyway


13. This is a great choice for your future


14. Bravery is being the only one who knows you’re afraid


15. We are going to have your spouse (or partner) and children over for dinner each Sunday


16. “Every hour be firmly resolved…to accomplish the work at hand with fitting and unaffected dignity, goodwill, freedom, justice. Banish from your thoughts all other considerations. This is possible if you perform each act as if it were your last, rejecting every frivolous distraction, every denial of the rule of reason, every pretentious gesture, vain show, and whining complaint against the decrees of fate. Do you see what little is required of a man to live a well-tempered and god-fearing life? Obey these precepts, and the gods will ask nothing more (II.5). Your days are numbered. Use them to throw open the windows of your soul to the sun. If you do not, the sun will soon set, and you with it. (II.4)”


17. “A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures - and that is the basis of all human morality.”


18. “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.”


19. “Those who do not appreciate the soldiers and instead pompously talk about peace, should try to live a single day without the soldiers. ” – Abhijit Naskar


20. “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


21. “If you wage war, do it energetically and with severity. This is the only way to make it shorter and consequently less inhuman. ” – Napoléon Bonaparte


22. “America without her soldiers would be like God without His angels. ” – Claudia Penberton


23. “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


24. “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


25. "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. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent."


26. “If you are going to win any battle, you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do… the body is never tired if the mind is not tired.”


27. “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.”


28. "It is fatal to enter a war without the will to win it."


29. “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


30. “It’s better to fade away like an old soldier than to burn out. ” — John Lennon


31. “I work in your factories and I study in your schools I fill your penitentiaries and your military too. ” _ Richie Havens


32. “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


33. “The only things those people have that you don’t is guts. Do you wanna live forever?” – Merritt A. Edson


34. “To be prepared against surprise is to be trained. To be prepared for surprise is to be educated. ” – James Carse


35. "The truly great leader overcomes all difficulties, and campaigns and battles are nothing but a long series of difficulties to be overcome. The lack of equipment, the lack of food, the lack of this or that are only excuses; the real leader displays his quality in his triumphs over adversity, however great it may be.”


36. "War is too important to be left to the generals" -- Georges Clémenceau


37. "Always do everything you ask of those you command."


38. “Fortune favors the brave. ” – Terence


39. “Sometimes you have to pick the gun up to put the Gun down.”


40. “Without heroes, we are all plain people and don’t know how far we can go. ” – Bernard Malamud


41. “You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don’t ever count on having both at once.”


42. “One who loses his life for his country will get it”_ Dr. P. S. Jagadeesh Kumar


43. “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


44. “True courage is being afraid, and going ahead and doing your job. ” – Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr


45. “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


46. “People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. ”


47. “Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other. ” — Walter Elliot


48. We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude


49. “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


50. “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.”


51. “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


52. “It’s not about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving.”


53. “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


54. “The most important thing I learned is that soldiers watch what their leaders do. You can give them classes and lecture them forever, but it is your personal example they will follow.” – General Colin Powell


55. The more comfort, the less courage there is


56. “Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all. ” _ George Washington


57. “I learned that good judgment comes from experience and that experience grows out of mistakes. ” — Omar N. Bradley


58. “In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable. ” – Dwight D. Eisenhower


59. “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


60. “It is fatal to enter a war without the will to win it.”


61. “I offer neither pay, nor quarters, nor food; I offer only hunger, thirst, forced marches, battles, and death. Let him who loves his country with his heart, and not merely with his lips, follow me.”


62. “People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.”


63. “I loved the Army as an institution and loathed every single thing it required me to do. ” –Simon Raven


64. “It can be read in an afternoon, but you’ll be re-reading it for the rest of your life.”


65. “Lead me, follow me, or get the hell out of my way. ” – George S. Patton


66. “In his search to be a great leader, the young centurion sought out the Republic’s veteran warrior. Looking up from his labor, the sage spoke: “I know not what beats beneath your tunic, but what I saw in a leader from foot soldiers to proconsul is thus:


67. “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. ” –


68. “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


69. “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


70. “The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails. ” – William Arthur Ward


71. You never know how strong you are until strong is the only choice you have


72. “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


73. Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier


74. "No man has ever listened himself out of a job."


75. “Heroes may not live long in years, but they live forever in the stories. ” – Amit Kalantri


76. “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


77. “Listen up – there’s no war that will end all wars.”


78. “No man is fit to command another that cannot command himself. ” – William Penn


79. “The hero’s sacrifice becomes just the story for people. ” – Amit Kalantri


80. “Hard pressed on my right. My center is yielding. Impossible to maneuver. Situation excellent. I am attacking.”


81. “I can’t expect loyalty from the army if I do not give it. ” – George C Marshall


82. “The world has nothing to fear from military ambition in our Government. ” — James K. Polk


83. “War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.”


84. “His thoughts went to Kismaayo, and lately, particularly of Abdi. If there were a hero in this story, it was Abdi. Jon thought, this young man from Maine had left that war weary husk of a country called Somalia and had come to these United States of America to pursue the dream of happiness, security, and hope.”


85. “It would be a joke if the conduct of the victor had to be justified to the vanquished. ” – Napoléon Bonaparte


86. You may not think it right now, but you'll have a lot of fun times


87. Let me know what you need. I'd be happy to send a care package


88. “This is where people misunderstand war. When you attack another country for its resources, you are the pirate. But when you protect your country from the pirates, you are the hero.”


89. "America without her Soldiers would be like God without His angels." -- Claudia Pemberton


90. You got this. You're smart, capable, and strong


91. I have long believed that sacrifice is the pinnacle of patriotism


92. “Not on the sideline, not in the spotlight”: COSBOA’s Matthew Addison reviews the budget for small business


93. “The music at a wedding procession always reminds me of the music of soldiers going into battle.”


94. “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


95. “A safe army is better than a safe border”


96. “In every battle there comes a time when both sides consider themselves beaten; then he who continues the attack wins.”


97. “No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor, dumb bastard die for his country. ”


98. "All of the real heroes are not storybook combat fighters either. Every single man in this Army play a vital role. Don't ever let up. Don't ever think that your job is unimportant. Every man has a job to do and he must do it. Every man is a vital link in the great chain.”


99. “America without her soldiers would be like God without His angels.”


100. You are the rainbow in someone else's cloud


101. “In war, there are no unwounded soldiers. ” – Jose Narosky


102. “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


103. “If death strikes before I prove my blood, I promise, I will kill death. ” – Captain Manoj Pandey (Param Vir Chakra)


104. “No man is a man until he has been a soldier.”


105. “Strong government doesn’t mean simply military power or an efficient intelligence apparatus. Instead, it should mean effective, fair administration – in other words, ‘good governance. ’” — Raghuram Rajan


106. “You can’t organize peace by expanding your military, you organize peace by empowering your citizens. ” _ Abhijit Naskar


107. "Live for something rather than die for nothing."


108. "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


109. “The military is not so much a job, it is more of a death sentence. ” – Steven Magee


110. “Any soldier worth his salt should be antiwar. And still there are things worth fighting for. ” – General Norman Schwarzkopf, U. S. Army


111. “Freedom is never free.”


112. “I contend that fortitude in war has its roots in morality; that selection is a search for character and that war itself is but one more test— the supreme and final test if you will—of character. Courage can be judged apart from danger only if the social significance and meaning of courage is known to us; namely that a man of character in peace becomes a man of courage in war. He cannot be selfish in peace and yet be unselfish in war. Character, as Aristotle taught, is a habit, the daily choice of right and wrong; it is a moral quality which grows to maturity in peace and is not suddenly developed on the outbreak of war. For war, in spite of what we have heard to the contrary, has no power to transform, it merely exaggerates the good and evil that are in us, till it is plain for all to read; it cannot change; it exposes.”


113. “Lead me, follow me, or get the hell out of my way.”


114. “The patriot volunteer, fighting for country and his rights, makes the most reliable soldier on earth. ” — Stonewall Jackson


115. “Either I will come back after hoisting the Tricolor, or I will come back wrapped in it. But I’ll be back for sure. ” – Captain Vikram Batra (Param Vir Chakra)


116. “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


117. “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


118. 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


119. Have a vision. Be demanding


120. “When things go wrong in your command, start wading for the reason in increasing larger concentric circles around your own desk.”


121. “The life of a soldier far from the cannon’s roar has little glamour to it. ” _ Harry Turtledove


122. “It took me another 18 months to convince my wife to let me join the Army National Guard. We had two small children, so it was a very hard decision


123. “Military power wins battles, but spiritual power wins wars. ” –


124. “I love ‘Joe. ”


125. “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


126. “Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.”


127. “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.”


128. “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


129. ”Heroism doesn’t always happen in a burst of glory. Sometimes small triumphs and large hearts change the course of history. ” – Mary Roach


130. “The consensus seemed to be that if really large numbers of men were sent to storm the mountain, then enough might survive the rocks to take the citadel. This is essentially the basis of all military thinking.”


131. “If I charge, follow me. If I retreat, kill me. If I die, revenge me.”


132. “Bravery is being the only one who knows you’re afraid.”


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134. "The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office."


135. “True patriotism isn’t cheap. It’s about taking on a fair share of the burden of keeping America going. ” – Robert Reich


136. “Surprise is an event that occurs in the mind of an enemy commander. ”_ Jerry Pournelle


137. “This will remain the land of the free so long as it is the home of the brave.”


138. “War is a game played with a smiling face, but do you think there is laughter in my heart?” — Winston Churchill


139. It takes a special person to be a soldier


140. “The key is not the will to win. Everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important. ” — Bobby Knight


141. “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


142. You can’t make someone else’s choices. You shouldn’t let someone else make yours


143. “What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight—it’s the size of the fight in the dog. ”- President Dwight D. Eisenhower


144. “Military glory-that attractive rainbow, that rises in showers of blood-that serpent’s eye, that charms to destroy. ” — Abraham Lincoln


145. “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.’ ”


146. “No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation.”-


147. 'Preparedness is the key to success and victory.'' - General of the Army, Douglas MacArthur


148. Never stop doing your best just because someone doesn't give you credit


149. “Theirs not to reason why,


150. “Who dares, wins. Who sweats, wins. Who plans, wins. ” – British Special Air Service (SAS)


151. “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


152. “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


153. “No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation. ”- Gen. Douglas MacArthur


154. “Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war. ” – John Adams


155. “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, learning from failure. ” _ Colin Powell


156. “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


157. “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


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159. “To be prepared for war is one of the most “effectual means of preserving peace. ” – George Washington


160. “Civilians enjoy their time because soldiers sacrifice their time. ” – Amit Kalantri


161. 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


162. “Know the enemy and know yourself; in a hundred battles you will never peril. ” – Sun Tzu


163. “Those who gain experience while retaining a firm hold on a beginner’s state of mind become long term survivors.”


164. “America’s finest – our men and women in uniform, are a force for good throughout the world, and that is nothing to apologize for.”


165. "If there is not the war, you don't get the great general; if there is not a great occasion, you don't get a great statesman; if Lincoln had lived in a time of peace, no one would have known his name."


166. “There is nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer. ” — Gen. James H. Doolittle


167. “Even a phone call that lasts a couple minutes or seconds can make your day or entire week. ” – Military Moments


168. “The man on top of the mountain did not fall there. ” – Vince Lombardi


169. “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


170. “I thought to myself, ‘Join the army!’ It’s free. So I figured while I’m here I’ll lose a few pounds. ”


171. “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.”


172. "There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, learning from failure."


173. “People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. ” _ George Orwell


174. “Whether the mask is labeled fascism, democracy, or dictatorship of the proletariat, our great adversary remains the apparatus—the bureaucracy, the police, the military. Not the one facing us across the frontier of the battle lines, which is not so much our enemy as our brothers' enemy, but the one that calls itself our protector and makes us its slaves. No matter what the circumstances, the worst betrayal will always be to subordinate ourselves to this apparatus and to trample underfoot, in its service, all human values in ourselves and in others.”


175. “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.”


176. Let no vandalism of avarice or neglect, no ravages of time, testify to the present or to the coming generations, that we have forgotten, as a people, the cost of a free and undivided Republic


177. “Sleep peacefully at your homes. Indian Army is guarding the frontiers. ”


178. “A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.”


179. “War means fighting, and fighting means killing. ”_ Nathan Bedford Forrest


180. “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”


181. “The military don’t start wars. Politicians start wars. ”_ William Westmoreland


182. “Our military plans should be based on the assumption of unpredictability, rather than on carefully drawn, static models of the world. ” _ James Fallows


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184. “And then, when I thought about joining the Air Force, flying seemed like a natural extension of the motorcycling experience. You’re going faster, higher. You’re operating a machine that’s a lot more powerful than you are.”


185. “The best way out is always through. ” – Robert Frost


186. "Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons."


187. “Kropp, on the other hand, is a thinker. He proposes that a declaration of war should be a kind of popular festival with entrance-tickets and bands, like a bull fight. Then in the arena, the ministers and generals of the two countries, dressed in bathing-drawers and armed with clubs, can have it out on themselves. Whoever survives the country wins. That would be much simpler and more than just this arrangement, where the wrong people do the fighting”


188. “Soldiers can sometimes make decisions that are smarter than the orders they have been given. ” – Orson Scott Card, Enders Game


189. “We need to learn to set our course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship.”


190. “A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.”


191. "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


192. “America without her Soldiers would be like God without His angels. ” – Claudia Pemberton


193. “Conquest is the missionary of valor, and the hard impact of military virtues beats meanness out of the world. ” _ Walter Bagehot


194. “To spend a few minutes with people is simply not productive. If one wants to get anything across, one has to spend a fairly large minimum quantum of time. The manager who things that he can discuss the plans, direction, and performance of one of his subordinates in fifteen minutes – and many managers believe this – is just deceiving himself. If one wants to get to the point of having an impact, one needs probably at least an hour and usually more. And if one has to establish a human relationship, one needs infinitely more time.”


195. “The majority of men devote the greater part of their lives to making their remaining years unhappy.”


196. “War is too important to be left to the generals. ”- Georges Clémenceau


197. “Battles are sometimes won by generals; wars are nearly always won by sergeants and privates. ” – F. E. Adcock


198. “There are not enough chinamen in the world to stop a fully armed Marine regiment from going where ever they want to go” – General Lewis B. “Chesty” Puller


199. 'The harder the conflict, the greater the triumph.'' - George Washington, 1st President of the United States, and Commanding General of the Continental ArmyClick to Tweet


200. “War is not just the shower of bullets and bombs from both sides, it is also the shower of blood and bones on both sides. ” _ Amit Kalantri


201. "Because the crew was convinced that I was "on their team" there were never any issues with negative criticism... You as a mentor have to establish that you are sincerely interested in the problems of the person you are mentoring."


202. “Those of us who have never been in the military don’t understand what it is like to serve in the military. ”_ Gina Barreca


203. “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


204. Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all! By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall


205. “An army of sheep led by a lion is better than an army of lions led by a sheep.”


206. “In every battle there comes a time when both sides consider themselves beaten; then he who continues the attack wins. ” – General Ulysses S. Grant


207. “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.”


208. “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


209. “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


210. “Effective leaders are made, not born. They learn from trial and error, and from experience. ” – Colin Powell


211. “Soldiers generally win battles; generals get credit for them. ” – Napoleon Bonaparte


212. “A man does not have himself killed for a half-pence a day or for a petty distinction. You must speak to the soul in order to electrify him.”


213. “A safe army is better than a safe border” – B. R. Ambedkar


214. So many people appreciate what you are doing


215. We can sleep safely at night because soldiers like you stand ready to protect us


216. “It’s almost worth having been in the army for the joy your freedom gives you. ” – John Dos Passos


217. “Nothing so comforts the military mind as the maxim of a great but dead general. ” _ Barbara W. Tuchman


218. “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


219. “Kestrel's cruel calculation appalled her. This was part of what had made her resist the military: the fact that she could make decisions like this, that she did have a mind for strategy, that people could be so easily become pieces in a game she was determined to win...”


220. “Old soldiers never die; they just fade away. ” — Douglas MacArthur


221. “Man is a military animal, glories in gunpowder, and loves parade. ” — Philip James Bailey


222. “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


223. “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.”


224. “Soldiers have many faults, but they have one redeeming merit; they are never worshippers of force. Soldiers more than any other men are taught severely and systematically that might is not right.”


225. “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.’ ”


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227. “Only the best of friends and the worst of enemies visit us. ”


228. “Never forget that no military leader has ever become great without audacity. ” – Carl von Clausewitz


229. "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." -- President John F. Kennedy


230. Be careful what you choose. You may get it


231. “The military system of a nation is not an independent section of the social system but an aspect of its totality. ” – Tony Judt


232. “There has seldom if ever a shortage of eager young males prepared to kill and die to preserve the security, comfort and prejudices of their elders, and what you call heroism is just an expression of this simple fact; there is never a scarcity of idiots.”


233. “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


234. "Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity."


235. "Neither a wise nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him."


236. Who kept the faith and fought the fight; the glory theirs, the duty ours


237. Always remember you have a family that loves you and thinks of you constantly


238. “Sometimes you have to pick the gun up to put the Gun down. ”- Malcolm X


239. “A ship without Marines is like a garment without buttons. ” – Admiral David D. Porter


240. “A command structure that was top-heavy with guys who looked good in uniform and talked right and did well enough not to embarrass themselves, while the really good ones quietly did all the serious work and bailed out their superiors and got blamed for errors they had advised against until they eventually got out. That was the military.”


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242. “Bravery is being the only one who knows you’re afraid. ” – Colonel David Hackworth


243. “You don’t have to be straight to be in the military; you just have to be able to shoot straight. ” _ Barry Goldwater


244. If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader


245. “To be pleased with one’s limits is a wretched state.”


246. Global Sign Images


247. “Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. ” – George S. Patton Jr


248. “Don’t decrease the goal. Increase the effort. ” —Tom Coleman


249. “Captain Miller, we know that you are connected with military intelligence, and can obtain classified documents.”


250. “A soldier’s life revolves around his mail. Like many others, I’ve been able to follow my kid’s progress from the day he was born until now he is able to walk and talk a little, and although I have never seen him I know him very well.”


251. “Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons.”


252. 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


253. “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


254. “Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak and esteem to all."


255. “A lack of planning on your part does not constitute a crisis on mine…unless of course I failed to lead you.”


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257. “Military justice is to justice what military music is to music. ” — Groucho Marx


258. “Do not swallow bait offered by the enemy. Do not interfere with an army that is returning home.”


259. “Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.”


260. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you think, and loved more than you know


261. "This will remain the land of the free so long as it is the home of the brave." -- Elmer Davis


262. “It is long since I have learned to hold popular opinion of no value. ” – Alexander Hamilton


263. “The best form of welfare for the troops is first-rate training. ” – Erwin Rommel


264. “We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude. ” – Cynthia Ozick


265. “These Marines left their home–all these great Americans left their home–signed up during a time of war and said, ‘I wanna do that.’ And we owe them so much gratitude. I am so, so proud. And they understand that in our profession there can be no second place. There can be no losing. Because the weight of our nation rests on their shoulders.” – Sergeant Major Bradley Kasal


266. “How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!” – Maya Angelou


267. The sacrifice you are making is the ultimate act of patriotism


268. ‘What are the values of a Good Soldier?’…’Freedom and courage. Freedom is what makes us fight, and courage is what keeps us from running away.’ Those who command Soldiers in combat understand both why men fight and why they do not run away. The wellsprings of the warrior spirit come not only from the aggressive, animalistic depths of a man’s nature, but also from his most philosophical and idealistic yearnings. Courage, like bravery, has been the first requirement of the Soldier since the most primitive days. Good commanders talk easily and thoughtfully on these matters.


269. “A pint of sweat will save a gallon of blood. ” – General George Smith Patton, Jr


270. “We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us. ” – Winston S. Churchill


271. 'Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.''


272. “Without a word this uniform also whispers of freezing troops, injured bodies, and Americans left forever in foreign fields. It documents every serviceman’s courage, who by accepting this uniform, promises the one gift he truly has to give: his life. I wear my uniform for the heritage of sacrifice it represents and more. I wear my uniform with pride, for it represents the greatest nation of free people in the world.”


273. “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


274. "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country." -- Nathan Hale


275. A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself


276. "What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight -- it's the size of the fight in the dog."


277. “It is hard to lead a calvary charge if you think you look funny on a horse. ” – Adlai E Stephenson


278. "The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people."


279. “The army teaches boys to think like men. ” – Elvis Presley


280. “The enemies are only 50 yards from us. We are heavily outnumbered. We are under devastating fire. I shall not withdraw an inch but will fight to our last man and our last round. ” – Major Somanth Sharma — 4th Battalion, Kumaon Regiment


281. "To get the best out of your men, they must feel that you are their real leader and must know that they can depend upon you."


282. “The discipline which makes the soldiers of a free country reliable in battle is not to be gained by harsh or tyrannical treatment. On the contrary, such treatment is far more likely to destroy than to make an army. It is possible to impart instruction and give commands in such a manner and such a tone of voice as to inspire in the soldier no feeling but an intense desire to obey, while the opposite manner and tone of voice cannot fail to excite strong resentment and a desire to disobey. The one mode or the other in dealing with subordinates springs from a corresponding spirit in the breast of the commander. He who feels the respect which is due to others cannot fail to inspire in them respect for himself; while he who feels, and hence manifests, disrespect toward others, especially his subordinates, cannot fail to inspire hatred against himself.”


283. “Training is necessary for toughness. ” – Lailah Gifty Akita


284. “The friend of my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity.”


285. “Americans never quit. ” – General Douglas MacArthur


286. "Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly."


287. “It is God’s duty to forgive the enemies, but it’s our duty to convene a meeting between the two. ”


288. 'Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.''


289. “War makes extremely heavy demands on the soldier’s strength and nerves. For this reason, make heavy demands on your men in peacetime exercises.”


290. “War is too important to be left to the generals.”


291. “It was not about physical strength, Wit reminded himself. It was 90 percent mental, 10 percent physical. That’s what the SEAL instructors were looking for: men and women who could disregard the pleadings of the body. Pain was nothing, sleep was nothing. What was chaffed skin, wrecked muscles, bleeding sores? The body chooses to be sore. The body chooses to be exhausted. But the SEAL mind rejects it. The SEAL mind commands the body, not the other way around.”


292. "When I am getting ready to reason with a man, I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself and what I am going to say and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say."


293. “The enemies are only 50 yards from us. We are heavily outnumbered. We are under devastating fire. I shall not withdraw an inch but will fight to our last man and our last round. ” – Major Somanth Sharma


294. "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 Norman Schwarzkopf, U.S. Army


295. The brave die never, though they sleep in dust: Their courage nerves a thousand living men


296. “The soldier's heart, the soldier's spirit, the soldier's soul, are everything.”


297. “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


298. "The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war."


299. “When you become a leader you give up the right to think about yourself.”


300. Remain calm. Be kind


301. “The hand of the aggressor is stayed by strength — and strength alone. ” – Dwight D. Eisenhower


302. “-You have no respect for excessive authority or obsolete traditions. You're dangerous and depraved, and you ought to be taken outside and shot!”


303. “In a man-to-man fight, the winner is he who has one more round in his magazine. ”


304. "Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier."


305. “What is a lifetime adventure for you is a daily routine for us. ”


306. “Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it. ” – Dwight D. Eisenhower


307. “Hooah!”


308. "The brave die never, though they sleep in dust: Their courage nerves a thousand living men." -- Minot J. Savage


309. “The Nation that makes a great distinction between its scholars and its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting done by fools.”


310. “The necessary and wise subordination of the military to civil power must be sustained. ” _ Dwight D. Eisenhower


311. “Soldiers can sometimes make decisions that are smarter than the orders they've been given.”


312. "Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul."


313. “Be selective about whom you take on as friends, colleagues, and neighbors. The world is full of agreeable and talented folk. The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best. But remember that our moral influence is a two-way street, and we should thus make sure by our own thoughts, words, and deeds to be a positive influence on those we deal with. The real test of personal excellence lies in the attention we give to the often neglected small details of our conduct. Make it your business to draw out the best in others by being an exemplar yourself.”


314. "It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit."


315. “No man is a man until he has been a soldier. ” – Louis de Bernières


316. “Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste death but once. ” – William Shakespeare


317. “The only easy day was yesterday.”


318. “None but an armed nation can dispense with a standing army. To keep ours armed and disciplined is therefore at all times important. ” – Thomas Jefferson


319. “The good general is simply the good company commander in his post-graduate course. The idea that more godlike qualities are required of him and that he above others can achieve miracles through the working of his will is dismissed as idle superstition.”


320. “So in war, the way is to avoid what is strong, and strike at what is weak. ” _ Sun Tzu


321. We owe all of our military members our support and gratitude


322. “A leader is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead, whereupon the others follow, not realizing that all along they are being directed from behind.”


323. You are a member of the best team in the world


324. It ain’t as bad as you think. It will look better in the morning


325. “Truly – my mind never told me to give up though my body was beaten down. ” – Stew Smith


326. 'Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.''


327. “Success is peace of mind that is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best that you are capable of becoming.”


328. “She had been proud of his decision to serve his country, her heart bursting with love and admiration the first time she saw him outfitted in his dress blues. ”


329. “Plan the flight and fly the plan, but don’t fall in love with the plan. Be open to a changing world and let go of the plan when necessary so that you can make a new plan. Then as the world and the plan both go through their book of changes, you will always be ready to do the next right thing.”


330. “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


331. “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.”


332. “He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior. ”_ Confucius


333. “Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.”


334. “Have you ever stopped to ponder the amount of blood spilled, the volume of tears shed, the degree of pain and anguish endured, the number of noble men and women lost in battle so that we as individuals might have a say in governing our country? Honor the lives sacrificed for your freedoms.”


335. “After I was discharged from the military, it was difficult trying to become a civilian. ” _ Chris Kyle


336. “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


337. “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


338. “A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both. ” – Dwight D. Eisenhower


339. "The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his." -- Gen. George S. Patton


340. “The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it. ” – Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr


341. “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


342. “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”


343. “The reason we call ships ‘she’ is that it costs so much to keep one in paint and powder.”


344. He loves his country best who strives to make it best


345. “Discipline is the soul of an army. ”


346. Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war


347. ”If you find yourself in a fair fight, you didn’t plan your mission properly. ” – David Hackworth


348. “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


349. “A good Navy is not a provocation to war. It is the surest guaranty of peace. ” – President Theodore Roosevelt


350. “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


351. “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


352. “When you are commanding, leading [soldiers] under conditions where physical exhaustion and privations must


353. “I can’t spare this man, he fights!” – Abraham Lincoln


354. “There is only one tactical principle which is not subject to change. It is to use the means at hand to inflict the maximum amount of wound, death, and destruction on the enemy in the minimum amount of time.”


355. “There are no military solutions – dialogue and diplomacy are the only guarantee of lasting peace. ” — Martin McGuinness


356. "A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself." -- Joseph Campbell


357. “Patriotism is a lively sense of collective responsibility. ” — Richard Aldington


358. “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


359. “The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war. ” – General Norman Schwarzkopf, U. S. Army


360. “We fight to win and win with a knock out,because there are no runners up in war. ” — General JJ Singh


361. “I can at least go out and defend my country and do something honorable as a father. Show my son something good. ”


362. Check small things


363. “The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. ” – Thomas Paine


364. How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!


365. “The military don’t start wars. Politicians start wars.”


366. "Your patriotic actions and your selfless service to protect our way of life are never forgotten and never will be forgotten...


367. S. Army Birthday


368. I'm proud to fly my flag in your honor


369. “Be willing to make decisions. That’s the most important quality in a good leader. ” – General George S. Patton


370. Kitchen, Bedroom


371. “The soldier, above all other people, prays for peace, for he must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war. ” — Douglas MacArthur


372. “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. ”- Joseph Campbell


373. “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


374. “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


375. May the sun in his course visit no land more free, more happy, more lovely, than this our own country!


376. “Those who stand for nothing fall for anything. ” – Alexander Hamilton


377. “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


378. “Here men endured that a nation might live. ” – Herbert Hoover


379. You are embarking on a great adventure, full of new places and great experiences


380. “America’s fighting men and women sacrifice much to ensure that our great nation stays free. We owe a debt of gratitude to the soldiers who have paid the ultimate price for this cause, as well as for those who are blessed enough to return from the battlefield unscathed. ” – Allen Boyd


381. “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


382. “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


383. We are going to be there for your family


384. “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”


385. “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, it is that we are powerful beyond measure. ” —Marianne Williamson


386. “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


387. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. ” – John Quincy Adams


388. Whenever you doubt yourself, remember that you are helping others all over the world every day


389. “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


390. "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."


391. “The Army was my bread and butter. ” – Brian Lumley


392. “From time to time, the tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots. _ Thomas Jefferson


393. "Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste death but once."


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


395. “The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it. ” Norman Schwarzkopf


396. “The sergeant is the Army. ”


397. “You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don’t ever count on having both at once. ” — Robert A. Heinlein


398. “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.”


399. You're going to learn so many useful skills


400. “Those who stand for nothing fall for anything. ” – Alexander Hamilton · 2. “Discipline is the soul of an Army. · 3. “Even


401. "If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." -- John Quincy Adams


402. “The man on top of the mountain didn’t fall there.”


403. “Hopefully one-day Wars will only be fought in movies. And may the best producer win!”


404. "Mountaintops inspire leaders, but valleys mature them.”


405. “Who you are on a daily basis is who you are when you compete. If you want to be a champion, you have to have the mindset of a champion every day.”


406. “So the important thing in a military operation is victory, not persistence. ” — Sun Tzu


407. “It is well that war is so terrible, else we should grow too fond of it.”


408. “I can accept failure; everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.”


409. “When the rich wage war it’s the poor who die.”


410. “We have met the enemy and they are ours. ” – Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry


411. “The courage of a soldier is found to be the cheapest and most common quality of human nature. ” – Edward Gibbon


412. "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."


413. “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat. ” — Winston Churchill


414. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. ” — Winston S. Churchill


415. "We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us." -- Winston S. Churchill


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417. “It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience.”


418. “There is no honor in sending men to die for something you won’t even fight for yourself. ” — Mark Owen


419. “To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less. ” – Andre Malraux


420. “I just wanted to do something to support those young people. ”


421. “It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather, we should thank God that such men lived. ”- George S. Patton Jr


422. "A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him."


423. “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


424. "In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.”


425. “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


426. “This is all normal, routine stuff. Dude with the AK that I shot in the street? That’s routine. The dudes digging an IED? That’s an everyday occurrence. ”


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428. “In death, as in life, we stand together, always a family, always a team. The brotherhood never dies. ” _ Marcus Luttrell


429. “Bravery is being the only one who knows you’re afraid. ” — Franklin P. Jones


430. “There were many, many times thereafter that Don regretted having enlisted – but so has every man who ever volunteered for military service.”


431. “It is well that war is so terrible, else we should grow too fond of it. ” – General Robert E. Lee


432. “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


433. “My centre is giving way, my right is in retreat, situation excellent. I attack. ” _ Ferdinand Foch


434. “I owe everything to the army. ” – Norman Wisdom


435. “The Japanese fought to win - it was a savage, brutal, inhumane, exhausting and dirty business. Our commanders knew that if we were to win and survive, we must be trained realistically for it whether we liked it or not. In the post-war years, the U.S. Marine Corps came in for a great deal of undeserved criticism in my opinion, from well-meaning persons who did not comprehend the magnitude of stress and horror that combat can be. The technology that developed the rifle barrel, the machine gun and high explosive shells has turned war into prolonged, subhuman slaughter. Men must be trained realistically if they are to survive it without breaking, mentally and physically.”


436. “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


437. “A leader is a man who can adapt principles to circumstances. ” – George S. Patton


438. “A leader is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead, whereupon the others follow, not realizing that all along they ...


439. "No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks." -- James Allen


440. “I’m fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.”


441. “Some goals are so worthy, it’s glorious even to fail. ” – Capt Manoj Kumar Pandey — PVC 1/11 Gorkha Rifles


442. As soon as you get back, we are going to your favorite restaurant


443. “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


444. “We are defined by what we do repeatedly, therefore excellence is a habit, not an act.”


445. We all feel safer knowing you are helping to protect us


446. “We don’t rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training.”


447. “The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. ” – Colin Powell


448. People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. · 2. We were at war. · 3.


449. “At this point, Sergeant Bellavia, armed with a M249 SAW gun, entered the room where the insurgents were located and sprayed the room with gunfire … Seeing a Jihadist loading an RPG launcher, Sergeant Bellavia gunned him down. … Sergeant Bellavia then came under fire from the insurgent upstairs and the staff sergeant returned the fire, killing the man. … Sergeant Bellavia pursued, but slipped on the blood-soaked stairs. … Sergeant Bellavia put a choke hold on the wounded insurgent to keep him from giving away their position. … In the wild scuffle that followed, Sergeant Bellavia took out his knife and slit the Jihadist’s throat. ”


450. “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


451. “Civilians are like beans; you buy ’em as needed for any job which merely requires skill and savvy. But you can’t buy fighting spirit.”


452. You're a rockstar!


453. “Battles are won by slaughter and maneuver. The greater the general, the more he contributes in maneuver, the less he demands in slaughter.”


454. “I did two things on my seventy-fifth birthday. I visited my wife’s grave. Then I joined the army. Visiting Kathy’s grave was the less dramatic of the two.”


455. “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.”


456. "There is nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer." -- Gen. James H. Doolittle


457. “The day the soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help them or concluded that you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.”


458. “Some succeed because they are destined to; most succeed because they are determined to.”


459. “We live in a world that has walls and those walls need to be guarded by men with guns.”


460. “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. ” – Colin Powell


461. “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure


462. ‘The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. – Colin Powell


463. “So far, I’ve spent my entire adult life fighting. ”


464. "To err is nature, to rectify error is glory.”


465. “An army of sheep led by a lion is better than an army of lions led by a sheep. ” – Alexander the Great


466. “War is life multiplied by some number that no one has ever heard of.”


467. "Right you are, sir!" said the sergeant. "Carborundum! First man comes through that door runnin', I want him nailed to the wall!" He caught the lieutenant's eye, and added: "But not too hard!”


468. “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


469. ”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


470. “Moral courage is the most valuable and usually the most absent characteristic in men. ” – George S. Patton


471. "There's likely a place in paradise for people who tried hard, but what really matters is succeeding. If that requires you to change, that's your mission."


472. “In preparing for battle, I have always found that plans are useless but planning is indispensable. ” – President Dwight D. Eisenhower


473. “From this day to the ending of the world,


474. Remember that you are loved completely and unconditionally


475. “Freedom is never free. ” – Anonymous


476. 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


477. “I don’t know whether this is the best of times or the worst of times, but I assure you it’s the only time you’ve got.”


478. “America is hope. It is compassion. It is excellence. It is valor. ” — Paul Tsongas


479. Your dedication to our country is inspiring


480. 'Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.''


481. “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


482. “They’ve got us surrounded again, the poor bastards. ”


483. “Ten soldiers lead wisely will beat a hundred without a head. ” – Euripides


484. “I have just returned from visiting the Marines at the front, and there is not a finer fighting organization in the world!” — Douglas MacArthur


485. Call, text, or message me whenever you can. We would love to hear from you


486. “Every man thinks meanly of himself for not having been a soldier, or not having been at sea. ” – Samuel Johnson


487. “The spirit of this country is totally adverse to a large military force. ” — Thomas Jefferson


488. “9/11 changed the entire direction of my life. ”


489. “She had been proud of his decision to serve his country, her heart bursting with love and admiration the first time she saw him outfitted in his dress blues. „


490. “I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs but by how high he bounces when he hits bottom.”


491. “We make war that we may live in peace. ” – Aristotle


492. What’s right about America is that although we have a mess of problems, we have great capacity – intellect and resources – to do something about them


493. Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it


494. “We were at war. I wanted to do my part. ”


495. “No nation ever had an army large enough to guarantee it against attack in a time of peace or ensure it of victory in time of war” – Calvin Coolidge


496. Home is where the heart is. Our hearts are always with you


497. “How can men boast that they control their own destiny when they cannot solve the problems of war?” – Billy Graham


498. “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


499. “The Army is the true nobility of our country. ” – Napoleon Bonaparte


500. “Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.”


501. “Live for something rather than die for nothing. ” – General George S. Patton


502. "The best morale exists when you never hear the word mentioned. When you hear it it's usually lousy."


503. “The power of the army is his weapon, the power of the homeland is his lovers. ” – Azadshah Ganjali


504. “Only the dead have seen the end of war.”


505. Group FaceTime every Saturday! (or whenever they can)


506. “I am concerned for the security of our great Nation; not so much because of any threat from without, but because of the insidious forces working from within.”


507. "Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it."


508. “Happiness is found not in doing what one likes to do, but in liking what one has to do.”


509. “No soldier outlives a thousand chances. But every soldier believes in Chance and trusts his luck. ” _ Erich Maria Remarque


510. “Discipline is the soul of an army. ” – George Washington


511. “Believe you can, and you're halfway there. ” – Eleanor Roosevelt


512. 'The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.''


513. “King Norodom of Cambodia replied, “Lt. General Kawamura of the Japanese Imperial Army, It is my understanding that you Japanese are granting my people a partial freedom which is always subject to the approval of any laws we make by the Japanese Government in Tokyo!”


514. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”


515. I can't wait until you get back


516. ”Only our individual faith in freedom can keep us free. ” – Dwight D. Eisenhower


517. There is nothing more admirable than giving up your freedom to preserve the freedom of others


518. “It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather, we should thank God that such men lived.”


519. This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave


520. “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”


521. “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


522. “We live in a world that has walls and those walls need to be guarded by men with guns. ” – Aaron Sorkin


523. “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


524. “Soldiers win battles and generals get the medals. ” – Napoleon Bonaparte


525. “I won’t die in an accident or die of any disease. I will go down in glory. ” – Major Sudhir Kumar Walia


526. “I am not afraid of an Army of lions lead by a sheep; I am afraid of sheep lead by a lion. ” – Alexander the Great


527. “If you’re never satisfied with what you have achieved, you’re never going to be satisfied with what you do achieve.”


528. “No battle plan survives first contact with the enemy. ” – Helmuth von Moltke


529. “Military intelligence is a contradiction in terms. ” — Groucho Marx


530. “My centre is giving way, my right is in retreat, situation excellent. I attack.”


531. ”No guts, no glory. ” – Major Gen. Frederick C. Blesse


532. “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


533. Each night that passes brings you one day closer to home


534. “God created every man to be free. The ability to choose whether to live free or enslaved, right or wrong, happy or in fear is something called freewill. Every man was born with freewill. Some people use it, and some people use any excuse not to. Nobody can turn you into a slave unless you allow them. Nobody can make you afraid of anything, unless you allow them. Nobody can tell you to do something wrong, unless you allow them. God never created you to be a slave, man did. God never created division or set up any borders between brothers, man did. God never told you hurt or kill another, man did. And in the end, when God asks you: "Who told you to kill one of my children?"


535. “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


536. “Those who give up essential liberties for temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. ” – Benjamin Franklin


537. “When you act on your priority, you’ll automatically go out of balance, giving more time to one thing over another. The challenge then doesn’t become one of not going out of balance, for in fact you must. The challenge becomes how long you stay on your priority. To be able to address your priorities outside of work, be clear about your most important work priority so you can get it done. Then go home and be clear about your priorities there so you can get back to work. Purpose has the power to shape our lives only in direct proportion to the power of the priority we connect it to. Purpose without priority is powerless.”


538. ”Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons. ” – Douglas MacArthur


539. You're going to be in the best shape of your life


540. You and your fellow soldiers are the heart and soul of our country


541. "America is hope. It is compassion. It is excellence. It is valor." -- Paul Tsongas


542. The military is lucky to have someone of your caliber


543. “Soldiers can sometimes make decisions that are smarter than the orders they’ve been given.”


544. You have no idea how proud we are of what you are doing


545. “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


546. We all feel safer knowing you are helping to protect us. 2. You are embarking on a great adventure, full of new places and great experiences


547. “There is no honor in sending men to die for something you won’t even fight for yourself”


548. “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


549. As soon as you get back, we'll fire up the grill and have a BBQ


550. "No good decision was ever made in a swivel chair."


551. “Therefore a victorious army first wins and then seeks battle; a defeated army first battles and then seeks victory. ” – Sun Tzu


552. “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country. ” – Nathan Hale


553. True patriotism isn't cheap. It's about taking on a fair share of the burden of keeping America going


554. “To be somebody or to do something. In life there is often a roll call. That’s when you will have to make a decision. To be or to do? Which way will you go?” – John Boyd


555. “He loves his country best who strives to make it best. ” – Robert G. Ingersoll


556. “Success in battle is not a function of how many show up, but who they are. ” – Robert H. Barrow


557. “They’ve got us surrounded — the poor bastards. ” – An unnamed medic


558. “War is too important to be left to the generals. ”- Georges Clémenceau · 2. “Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in


559. “In the absence of orders, go find something and kill it.”


560. “Heroism doesn’t always happen in a burst of glory. Sometimes small triumphs and large hearts change the course of history.”


561. “This topic brings me to that worst outcrop of herd life, the military system, which I abhor... This plague-spot of civilization ought to be abolished with all possible speed. Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them!”


562. “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


563. “The patriot’s blood is the seed of Freedom’s tree. ” – Thomas Campbell


564. “Never run after a man or a bus, there's always another one in five minutes.”


565. “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


566. Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it


567. #680,697 in Home Décor Accents


568. "The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things."


569. “The most dangerous people in the world are not the tiny minority instigating evil acts, but those who do the acts for them. For example, when the British invaded India, many Indians accepted to work for the British to kill off Indians who resisted their occupation. So in other words, many Indians were hired to kill other Indians on behalf of the enemy for a paycheck. Today, we have mercenaries in Africa, corporate armies from the western world, and unemployed men throughout the Middle East killing their own people - and people of other nations - for a paycheck. To act without a conscience, but for a paycheck, makes anyone a dangerous animal. The devil would be powerless if he couldn't entice people to do his work. So as long as money continues to seduce the hungry, the hopeless, the broken, the greedy, and the needy, there will always be war between brothers.”


570. “The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.”


571. “We're like America's little pit bull. They beat it, starve it, mistreat it, and once in a while they let it out to attack somebody.”


572. “One more dance along the razor's edge finished. Almost dead yesterday, maybe dead tomorrow, but alive, gloriously alive, today.”


573. Get mad, then get over it


574. “Don’t complain. Just work harder. ” —Randy Pausch


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


576. You're going to meet so many interesting people


577. “I’m very happy with how it all played. I was very blessed. That was my idea, to go to enlist, do one tour and fight and get out. ”


578. “The most striking thing I have seen throughout my almost four years of service are the NCOs who are willing to do anything for their soldiers. … It’s amazing to have and know people who are willing to go out of their way for you. ”


579. “An army without culture is a dull-witted army, and a dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy. ” – Mao Zedong


580. “We sleep peaceably in our beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on our behalf.”


581. "The patriot's blood is the seed of freedom's tree." -- Thomas Campbell


582. “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


583. "There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."


584. “If you as a leader allow people to halfway do their jobs and don’t demand excellence as a prerequisite to keeping their job, you will create a culture of mediocrity. If you allow people to misbehave, underachieve, have a bad attitude, gossip, and generally avoid excellence, please don’t expect to attract and keep good talent. Please don’t expect to have an incredible culture.”


585. “It is of the nature of war to increase the executive at the expense of the legislative authority. ” – Alexander Hamilton


586. “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


587. No army is better than its soldiers. The soldier is also a citizen. In fact, the highest obligation and privilege of


588. “Discipline equals freedom. ” – Jocko Willink


589. “Today we say goodbye to a proud warrior. As we leave, each of us will take our members of [the USS]Midway with us… you guys were the ‘Magic.’ It was a privilege to sail with you.”


590. “There are three kinds of people: Those who are immovable, those who are moveable, and those who move them.”


591. “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.”


592. “Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did. ” — Newt Gingrich


593. “If a death strikes before I prove my blood, I promise, I will kill death,” – Captain Manoj Pandey (Param Vir Chakra)


594. “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. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the quality of his actions and the integrity of his intent. In the end, leaders are much like eagles… they don’t flock, you find them one at a time.”


595. “A military operation involves deception. Even though you are competent, appear to be incompetent. Though effective, appear to be ineffective. ” — Sun Tzu


596. “Live for something rather than die for nothing. ” General George S. Patton


597. A challenge only becomes an obstacle when we bow to it


598. Don’t take counsel of your fears or naysayers


599. “We must train and classify the whole of our male citizens, and make military instruction a regular part of collegiate education. ” _ Thomas Jefferson


600. “A person cannot be a Marine without honor. ” – General Carl Epting Mundy, Jr


601. “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


602. “Opportunity is missed by most because is it dressed in overalls and looks like work.”


603. “Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory. ” – George S. Patton


604. “Front toward enemy”


605. You look great in your uniform


606. “I don't want unnecessary violence, sergeant," said Blouse.


607. “A soldier’s job is to put his life on the line for his country. ” _ Raymond Khoury


608. “We sleep peaceably in our beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on our behalf. ”- George Orwell


609. “We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us.”


610. “There are some who speak one moment before they think.”


611. People all over the world appreciate our military's efforts. You are a part of making our world secure


612. "Only our individual faith in freedom can keep us free."


613. “This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave. ” – Elmer Davis


614. “Always do everything you ask of those you command.”


615. “Leaders must be seen to be up front, up to date, up to their job and up early in the morning.”


616. “Who you are speaks so loudly, I cannot hear what you are saying.”


617. “Stay low, go fast. Kill first, die last. One shot, one kill. No luck, all skill. ” – US Navy SEALs


618. “We live by chance, we love by choice, we kill by profession. ”


619. “It is fatal to enter a war without the will to win it. ” – Douglas MacArthur


620. ”I don’t know what effect these men will have upon the enemy, but, by God, they terrify me. ” – The Duke of Wellington


621. “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


622. “Bein’ a soldier is not hard. If it was, soldiers would not be able to do it. ” – Terry Pratchett


623. "True patriotism isn't cheap. It's about taking on a fair share of the burden of keeping America going." -- Robert Reich


624. “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


625. Sometimes, you have to fight through some bad days to get to the best days


626. We are so grateful for your service


627. “In war there is no substitute for victory. ” – Douglas MacArthur


628. When times get rough, you have an entire platoon of “brothers” and “sisters” to lean on


629. #75,633 in Wall Stickers & Murals


630. “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


631. “Soldiers generally win battles; generals get credit for them.”


632. "No man is a leader until he is ratified in the minds and hearts of his men." — The Soldier’s Handbook


633. “There’s no quitting. I can’t have quit in me. There was never an option to stop and quit. ” – Major Lisa Jaster


634. “If I charge, follow me. If I retreat, kill me. If I die, revenge me. ”_ USMC


635. The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission


636. “We don’t rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training. ” – Archilochos


637. “War is life multiplied by some number that no one has ever heard of. ” – Sebastian Junger


638. “Tell them of us and say,


639. “Be an example to your men, in your duty and in private life. Never spare yourself and let your troops see that you don’t in your endurance of fatigue and privation. Always be tactful and well-mannered. Avoid excessive sharpness or harshness of voice, which usually indicates the man who has shortcomings of his own to hide.”


640. “In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable. ” – Dwight D Eisenhower


641. “My answer is bring ’em on. ”


642. “I don’t lose any sleep at night over the potential for failure. I cannot even spell the word. ” – Jim Mattis


643. “The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office. ” – Dwight D Eisenhower


644. “I must study politics and war, that my sons may have the liberty to study mathematics and philosophy…in order to give their children the right to study painting, poetry, and music.”


645. “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.”


646. “Read over and over again the campaigns of Alexander, Hannibal, Caesar, Gustavus, Turenne, Eugene and Frederic…This is the only way to become a great general and master the secrets of the art of war…”


647. "Lead me, follow me, or get the hell out of my way."


648. “Discipline is the soul of an Army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to all of the weak, and esteem to all. ” – George Washington


649. “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few. ” – Winston Churchill


650. “What can we do to support the troops? Give them a nation that is worthy of protection. ”


651. “Smoke and Mirrors”: Startups react to the 2023 budget


652. “The veterans of our military services have put their lives on the line to protect the freedoms that we enjoy. They have dedicated their lives to their country and deserve to be recognized for their commitment.”


653. Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few


654. “If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. ” – Sun Tzu


655. “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


656. “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


657. “I’d do it all again if I had the chance. ”


658. "Any soldier worth his salt should be antiwar. And still there are things worth fighting for."


659. “A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon. ” — Napoleon


660. “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


661. “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


662. “The most expensive thing in the world is a second-best military establishment, good but not good enough to win. ” _ Robert A. Heinlein


663. “A leader leads by example not by force. ” – Sun Tzu


664. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there. ” Theodore Roosevelt


665. "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few." -- Winston Churchill, 1940


666. “Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost their confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either is a failure of leadership. ” – Colin Powell


667. “I regret I have but one life to give for my country. ” – Prem Ramchandani


668. “I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends. ” – Abraham Lincoln


669. “Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it, it flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it. ”


670. “The objective of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his. ” _ George Patton


671. “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” – Dave Grossman, On Combat: The Psychology and Physiology of Deadly Conflict in War and in Peace


672. “People sleep peacefully in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. ” – Richard Grenier


673. “Normal military trade is undoubtedly part of the normal State-to-State relations. ” _ Li Peng


674. “It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech. ”


675. No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation


676. “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


677. “It is fatal to enter a war without the will to win it. ”_ Douglas MacArthur


678. “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


679. The veterans of our military services have put their lives on the line to protect the freedoms that we enjoy. They have dedicated their lives to their country and deserve to be recognized for their commitment


680. “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


681. “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”


682. “...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.”


683. “I am a Soldier, I fight where I am told, and I win where I fight. ” – George S. Patton


684. "What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight -- it's the size of the fight in the dog." -- Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower


685. Don’t let adverse facts stand in the way of a good decision


686. “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


687. Whenever you feel weak, remember what made you strong. Whenever you doubt yourself, remember that we believe in you


688. “Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all! By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall. ” – John Dickinson


689. “The army is always the same. The sun and the moon change. The army knows no seasons. ” – Frank Nugent


690. “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.”

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