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.

A professional; is someone who can do his best work when he doesn't feel like it.     

Alistair Cooke

Given one well-trained physician of the highest type he will do better work for a thousand people than ten specialists.     

William James Mayo

One who limits himself to his chosen mode of ignorance.     

Elbert Hubbard

No man can be a pure specialist without being in the strict sense an idiot.     

George Bernard Shaw

Always listen to experts. They'll tell you what can't be done and why. Then do it.     

Robert A. Heinlein

How much a dunce that has been sent to roam, excels a dunce that has been kept at home.     

William Cowper

The top experts in the world are ardent students. The day you stop learning, you're definitely not an expert.     

Brendon Burchard

There are as many opinions as there are experts.     

Franklin D. Roosevelt

An expert is a man who understands everything, and nothing else.     

Abba Eban

Experts always tend to obscure the obvious.     

Derek Ager

A skilled worker, regardless of the job description, remains a treasure.     

Madeleine M. Kunin

No man was ever so completely skilled in the conduct of life, as not to receive new information from age and experience.     

Jonathan Swift

I was very adept at acquiring languages.     

Anna Held

Coming in as a veteran, I'd like to finish with a gold medal.     

Howard Bach

A person who learns to juggle six balls will be more skilled than the person who never tries to juggle more than three.     

Marilyn vos Savant

Any person seasoned with a just sense of the imperfections of natural reason, will fly to revealed truth with the greatest avidity.     

David Hume

There are certain actors you watch in a movie, and you think, 'Wow, that guy is very skilled.'     


This generation of filmmakers is very good. They're seasoned, for some reason.     

Dennis Farina

No human is more intelligent than the other...just more adept at certain areas ofintelligence     

Siddharth Katragadda

I want people to get involved and to connect with veterans.     

Max Martini