More Military Quotes And Sayings


More Military Quotes And Sayings

Here is another collation of military quotes and sayings from various authors, celebrities, famous persons, and other sources compiled by for you to read and enjoy.

“If we don’t know what we are doing, the enemy certainly can’t anticipate our future actions!”
– 1st Canadian Division Staff Officer (WWII)

“Uncommon valor was a common virtue.”
– Admiral Chester Nimitz

“Any ship can be a minesweeper … once.”
– Admiral Hornblower

“This topic brings me to that worst outcrop of herd life, the military system, which I abhor… This plague-spot of civilization ought to be abolished with all possible speed. Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism — how passionately I hate them!” 
Albert Einstein

“Having lost sight of our objectives we need to redouble our efforts.”
– Anon Military

“Look at an infantryman’s eyes and you can tell how much war he has seen.”
– Bill Mauldin

“His army incomparably holds, after long years, the abiding love of its surviving veterans. Who marched with it, fought with it, took part in its victories and defeats, shared its sufferings and joys; shall [never] be deaf when its deeds are sung, [nor] mute when rung out its plaudits!”
– Brig. Gen. G Moxley Sorrell

“Who Dares, Wins. Who Sweats, Wins. Who Plans, Wins.”
– British Special Air Service

“No person what ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.”
– Calvin Coolidge

“I have not yet begun to fight.”
– Captain John Paul Jones

“The easiest and quickest path into the esteem of traditional military authorities is by the appeal to the eye, rather than to the mind. The `polish and pipeclay’ school is not yet extinct, and it is easier for the mediocre intelligence to become an authority on buttons, than on tactics.”
– Captain Sir Basil Liddel Hart

“The graveyards are full of indispensable men.”
– Charles De Gaulle

“The number of medals on an officer’s breast varies in inverse proportion to the square of the distance of his duty from the front line.”
– Charles Montague

“Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.”
– Colin Powell

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, learning from failure.”
– Colin Powell

“I don’t want to hear about the labor pains, just show me the baby
– Craig Scrivner

“I only want you to work half days — Just tell me which twelve hour shift  you want.”
– Craig Scrivner

Bravery is being the only one who knows you’re afraid.”
– David Hackwort 

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

“I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.”
– Dwight D Eisenhower

“Things are more like they are now than they ever were before.”
– Dwight D Eisenhower

“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron.”
– Dwight D. Eisenhower

“In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.”
– Dwight D. Eisenhower

Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.”
– Dwight D. Eisenhower

“Neither a wise nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.”
– Dwight D. Eisenhower

“Only our individual faith in freedom can keep us free.”
– Dwight D. Eisenhower

“The best morale exists when you never hear the word mentioned. When you hear it it’s usually lousy.”
– Dwight D. Eisenhower

“What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight – it’s the size of the fight in the dog.”
– Dwight D. Eisenhower

“All actual heroes are essential men, and all men possible heroes.”
– E.B. Browning

“Don’t fight a battle if you don’t gain anything by winning. ”
– Erwin Rommel

“In the absence of orders, go find something and kill it.”
– Erwin Rommel

“Sweat saves blood, blood saves lives, and brains save both.”
– Erwin Rommel

“Hard pressed on my right. My center is yielding. Impossible to maneuver. Situation excellent. I am attacking.”
– Ferdinand Foch

“A bold general may be lucky, but no general can be lucky unless he is bold.”
– Field Marshal Archibald Percival Wavell

“In war, only the simple succeeds.”
– Field Marshal Paul Von Hindenburg

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