Military Quotes

“War is Fear, cloaked in Courage.” General William C. Westmoreland

“Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue
at the testing point.” C.S. Lewis

“An army is a team. It lives, eats, sleeps, fights as a team. This individuality stuff is a bunch of bullshit.” General George Patton Jr

Some people wonder all their lives if they’ve made a difference. The Marines don’t have that problem.” Ronald Reagan

“Battles are won by slaughter and maneuver. The greater the general, the more he contributes in maneuver, the less he demands in slaughter.” Winston Churchill

“The terrorists are fighting freedom with all their cunning and cruelty because freedom is their greatest fear – and they should be afraid, because freedom is on the march.” George W. Bush

“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 Norman Schwarzkopf

“You’ve never been lost until you’ve been lost at Mach 3.” Paul F. Crickmore

“History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.” Dwight Eisenhower

“Battle is the most magnificent competition in which a human being can indulge. It brings out all that is best; it removes all that is base. All men are afraid in battle. The coward is the one who lets his fear overcome his sense of duty. Duty is the essence of manhood.” George S. Patton

“Carry the battle to them. Don’t let them bring it to you. Put them on the defensive and don’t ever apologize for anything.”
Harry S. Truman

“No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.” General George Patton Jr.

“A soldier’s duty is not to reason why, a soldier’s duty is to do or die.” Alfred Tennyson

“Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.”  Winston Churchill

“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and success of liberty.”  John F. Kennedy

“The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.”General Norman Schwarzkopf

When you can’t make them see the light, make them feel the heat.” Ronald Reagan

“Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory there is no survival.”  Winston Churchill

We make war that we may live in peace.” Aristotle


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