Here we have a collection of famous military quotes from various Generals, Commanders, and soldiers in the armed forces. These quotes are a collection of many different perspectives from many different military wars and campaigns. Almost anyone can find inspiration in the wisdom, discipline, and service that the armed forces represent. Share the leadership and experience these famous military quotes and sayings represents.
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
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, learning from failure. – Colin Powell
I have not yet begun to fight. – Captain John Paul Jones
Hard pressed on my right. My center is yielding. Impossible to maneuver. Situation excellent. I am attacking. – Ferdinand Foch
The best morale exists when you never hear the word mentioned. When you hear it it’s usually lousy. – Dwight D. Eisenhower
Courage is fear holding on a minute longer. – General George Patton
Army: A body of men assembled to rectify the mistakes of the diplomats. – Josephus Daniels
We shall defend our island whatever the cost may be; we shall fight on beaches, landing grounds, in fields, in streets and on the hills. We shall never surrender and even if, which I do not for the moment believe, this island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, will carry on the struggle until in God’s good time the New World with all its power and might, sets forth to the liberation and rescue of the Old. – Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Some of you young men think that war is all glamor and glory,
but let me tell you, boys, it is all hell! – General William T. Sherman
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. – George Orwell
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few. – Winston Churchill
Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind. War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today. – John F. Kennedy
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. – John F. Kennedy
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 M. Hemmingway
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. – Dwight Eisenhower
It is my earnest hope – indeed the hope of all mankind – that from this solemn occasion a better world shall emerge out of the blood and carnage of the past, a world found upon faith and understanding, a world dedicated to the dignity of man and the fulfillment of his most cherished wish for freedom, tolerance and justice. – General Douglas Macarthur
The price of freedom is eternal vigilance. – Thomas Jefferson
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat…You ask, what is our policy? I say it is to wage war by land, sea, and air. War with all our might and with all the strength God has given us, and to wage war against a monstrous tyranny never surpassed in the dark and lamentable catalogue of human crime. That is our policy. You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word. It is victory. Victory at all costs – Victory in spite of all terrors – Victory, however long and hard the road may be, for without victory there is no survival. – Winston Churchill
Victory belongs to the most persevering. – Napoleon Bonaparte
The objective of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his. – George Patton
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