Military Soldier Quotes

Military Soldier Quotes by George S. Patton, Desmond Tutu, Napoleon Bonaparte, Theodore Roosevelt, Thomas Paine, John Stuart Mill and many others.

The soldier is the Army. No army is better than its sol

The soldier is the Army. No army is better than its soldiers. The Soldier is also a citizen. In fact, the highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is that of bearing arms for one’s country
George S. Patton
The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.
Desmond Tutu
A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.
Napoleon Bonaparte
So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.
Theodore Roosevelt
These are the times that try men’s souls.
Thomas Paine
War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.
John Stuart Mill
It is not the critic who counts
Theodore Roosevelt
In war there is no substitute for victory.
Douglas MacArthur
Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much.
Oscar Wilde
A soldier is he whose blood makes the glory of the general.
Henry George Bohn
Get the hell out of my way!
Ayn Rand
The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.
David Friedman
I’m fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.
George McGovern
We have met the enemy and they are ours.
Oliver Hazard Perry
Once we have a war there is only one thing to do. It must be won. For defeat brings worse things than any that can ever happen in war.
Ernest Hemingway
I am a Soldier, I fight where I am told, and I win where I fight.
George S. Patton
Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons.
Douglas MacArthur
**** the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!
David Farragut
He loves his country best who strives to make it best.
Robert Green Ingersoll
Among the men who fought on Iwo Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue.
Chester W. Nimitz
It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.
Zell Miller
Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.
Douglas MacArthur
President Reagan was concerned – deeply concerned, emotionally concerned – with the loss of life of any American, but especially with the lives of military soldiers, Marines, navy.
Robert McFarlane
Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.
John Stuart Mill
Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of trauma, I will fear no concussion.
Jim Butcher
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Every man thinks meanly of himself for not having been a soldier, or not having been at sea.
Samuel Johnson
War is cruelty. There is no use trying to reform it. The crueler it is, the sooner it will be over.
William Tecumseh Sherman
To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.
George Washington
It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.
Mark Twain
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 the success of liberty.
John F. Kennedy
Discipline is simply the art of making the soldiers fear their officers more than the enemy.
Claude Adrien Helvetius
The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Those who cannot bravely face danger are the slaves of their attackers.
Don’t fire until you see the whites of their eyes!
William H. Prescott
Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause.
Abraham Lincoln
When we assumed the Soldier, we did not lay aside the Citizen.
George Washington
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.
George S. Patton
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.
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