Motivational Military Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old motivational military quotes, motivational military sayings, and motivational military proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

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. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr.
This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave. Elmer Davis
The military is faithful to the constitution. They will come in only to protect the people from the enemies of the state. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us. Winston S. Churchill
The military never uses a full word if they can create an abbreviation. Philip Hammond
Do what is right, not what you think the high headquarters wants or what you think will make you look good. Norman Schwarzkopf
Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons. Douglas Macarthur
Speed is the essence of war. Take advantage of the enemy's unpreparedness; travel by unexpected routes and strike him where he has taken no precautions. Sun Tzu
Unless the soldier's soul sustains him, he cannot be relied on and will fail himself and his country in the end. George C. Marshall
Nothing raises morale better than a dead general. John Masters
You don't have to be straight to be in the military; you just have to be able to shoot straight. Barry Goldwater
Military men are the scourges of the world. Guy De Maupassant
A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon. Napoleon Bonaparte
Soldiers generally win battles; generals get credit for them. Napoleon Bonaparte
The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue; courage is only the second virtue. Napoleon Bonaparte
A casualty is a man blown to pieces, disintegrated, nothing left of him but a name on war a memorial. John Terrain
I'm inclined to think that a military background wouldn't hurt anyone. William Faulkner
The aim of military training is not just to prepare men for battle, but to make them long for it. Louis Simpson
When I was in the military, they gave me a medal for killing two men and a discharge for loving one. Leonard Matlovich
When the military man approaches, the world locks up its spoons and packs off its womankind. George Bernard Shaw
We don't thrive on military acts. Wed do them because we have to, and thank God we are efficient. Golda Meir
The military mind is indeed a menace. Old fashioned futurity that sees only men fighting and dying in smoke and fire; hears nothing more civilized than a cannonade; scents nothing but a stink of battle wounds and blood. Sean O'Casey
The military caste did not originate as a party of patriots but as a party of bandits. H.L. Mencken
The trouble with military rule is that every colonel or general is soon full of ambition. The navy takes over today and the army tomorrow. Yakubu Gowon
Reluctance to use military force is an American military tradition. Since war is ultimately a political act, not a military act, gives political tools the opportunity to work first. Colin Powell
The military mind always imagines that the next war will be on the same lines as the last. That has never been the case and never will be. Ferdinand Foch
The professional military mind is by necessity an inferior and unimaginative mind; no man of high intellectual quality would willingly imprison his gifts in such a calling. H.G. Wells
There is something reassuringly changeless about the capacity of the highest military authorities for getting egg on their face. Lord Chalfont
From time to time, the tree of liberty must be watered with the blood and of tyrants and patriots. Thomas Jefferson
No man is a man until he has been a soldier. Louis de Bernières