Veterans Sayings and Quotes

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

Every veteran is a hero.     

Joe Walsh

A veteran journalist has never had time to think twice before he writes.     

George Bernard Shaw

As a combat veteran, I know the cost of war.     

Tulsi Gabbard

Experts often possess more data than judgment.     

General Colin Powell

An expert is a person who has found out by his own painful experience all the mistakes that one can make in a very narrow field.     

Niels Bohr

Make three correct guesses consecutively and you will establish a reputation as an expert.     

Laurence J. Peter

If an expert says it can't be done, get another expert.     

David Ben-Gurion

An expert knows all the answers - if you ask the right questions.     

Levi Strauss

An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less.     

Nicholas Butler

Even when the experts all agree, they may well be mistaken.     

Bertrand Russell

My definition of an expert in any field is a person who knows enough about what's really going on to be scared.     

P. J. Plauger

An expert is someone who tells you why you can't do something.     

Alec Issigonis

An expert is someone who knows a lot about the past.     

Tom Hopkins

Our veterans accepted the responsibility to defend America and uphold our values when duty called.     

Bill Shuster

Experts should be on tap but never on top.     

Winston Churchill

The young are adept at learning, but even more adept at avoiding it.     

P. J. O'Rourke

A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.     


An expert is a person who avoids the small errors while sweeping on to the grand fallacy.     

Steven Weinberg

An expert gives an objective view. He gives his own view.     

Morarji Desai

There are no lazy veteran lion hunters.     

Norman Ralph Augustine

More importantly, if you are in a position to hire, hire a veteran. They will be the best employees you have.     

Eric Shinseki

An expert is someone who has succeeded in making decisions and judgements simpler through knowing what to pay attention to and what to ignore.     

Edward de Bono

Never become so much of an expert that you stop gaining expertise. View life as a continuous learning experience.     

Denis Waitley

An expert is someone who knows some of the worst mistakes that can be made in his subject, and how to avoid them.     

Werner Karl Heisenberg

Believe one who has proved it. Believe an expert.     


An expert is a man who tells you a simple thing in a confused way in such a fashion as to make you think the confusion is your own fault.     

William Castle

An expert is the one who predicts the job will take the longest and cost the most.     

Arthur Bloch

An expert gossiper knows how much to leave out of a conversation.     


We are all experts in our own little niches.     

Alex Trebek

There is no expert on what happiness is but many on what it might have been.     

Robert Brault