Top 53 Military Quotes To Honor Our Brave Soldiers

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

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

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

4. “A safe army is better than a safe border.” ― B.R. Ambedkar

5. “Two out of every three professional officers considered that wars were made for armies and not armies for wars.”― F. Scott Fitzgerald

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

7. “The best way out is always through.” ― Robert Frost

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

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

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

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

13. “It is courage, courage, courage, that raises the blood of life to crimson splendor. Live bravely and present a brave front to adversity.” ― Horace

14. “Freedom is never free.” ― Anonymous

15. “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

16. “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

17. “To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less.” ― Andre Malraux

18. “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” ― E.E. Cummings

19. “No man is a man until he has been a soldier.” ― Louis de Bernières

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

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

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

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

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

25. “The brave die never, though they sleep in dust: Their courage nerves a thousand living men.” ― Minot J. Savage

26. ““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

27. “Being brave means knowing that when you fail, you don’t fail forever.” ― Lana Del Rey

28. “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.” –

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

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

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

32. “What is at a peak is certain to decline. He who shows his hand will certainly be defeated. He who can prevail in battle by taking advantage of his enemy’s doubts is invincible.”― Cao Cao

33. ”Only our individual faith in freedom can keep us free.” ― Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

35. “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

36. “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

37. “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

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

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

40. “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

41. “The Army is the true nobility of our country.” ― Napoleon Bonaparte

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

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

44. “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

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

46. “To be prepared against surprise is to be trained. To be prepared for surprise is to be educated.” ― James Carse

47. “Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.” ― Paulo Coelho

48. “Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.” ― Maya Angelou

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

50. “No battle plan survives first contact with the enemy.” ― Helmuth von Moltke

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

52. “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.” ― Theodore Roosevelt

53. “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

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