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The test of success is not what you do when you are on top. Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom. George S. Patton, soldier
  • bottom

Don't fight a battle if you don't gain anything by winning. Erwin Rommel, soldier
  • anything

Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory. George S. Patton, soldier
  • accept

Think lightly of yourself and deeply of the world. Miyamoto Musashi, soldier
  • think

God grant me the courage not to give up what I think is right even though I think it is hopeless. Chester W. Nimitz, soldier
  • hope


Better to fight for something than live for nothing. George S. Patton, soldier
  • fight

If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking. George S. Patton, soldier
  • imagination

The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his. George S. Patton, soldier
  • war

Gentlemen, when the enemy is committed to a mistake we must not interrupt him too soon. Horatio Nelson, soldier
  • committed

Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable. George S. Patton, soldier
  • learning

Compromise: An agreement between two men to do what both agree is wrong. Lord Edward Cecil, soldier
  • agree

A pint of sweat, saves a gallon of blood. George S. Patton, soldier
  • history

Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events,small minds discuss people. Hyman Rickover, soldier
  • Mind

The patriot volunteer, fighting for country and his rights, makes the most reliable soldier on earth. Stonewall Jackson, soldier
  • country

Untutored courage is useless in the face of educated bullets. George S. Patton, soldier
  • bullets

You win battles by knowing the enemy's timing, and using a timing which the enemy does not expect. Miyamoto Musashi, soldier
  • battles

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, soldier
  • country

Courage - a perfect sensibility of the measure of danger, and a mental willingness to endure it. William Tecumseh Sherman, soldier
  • courage

Prayer is more than meditation. In meditation the source of strength is one's self. When one prays he goes to a source of strength greater than his own. Chiang Kai-shek, soldier
  • greater

One of the strongest characteristics of genius is the power of lighting its own fire. John W. Foster, soldier
  • Motivational

All the learning in the world cannot replace instinct. Robert Ley, soldier
  • instinct

A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week. George S. Patton, soldier
  • executed

He who stops being better stops being good. Oliver Cromwell, soldier
  • Progress

Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack. George S. Patton, soldier
  • cynical

If you tell people where to go, but not how to get there, you'll be amazed at the results. George S. Patton, soldier
  • amazing

Americans play to win at all times. I wouldn't give a hoot and hell for a man who lost and laughed. That's why Americans have never lost nor ever lose a war. George S. Patton, soldier
  • hell

There is a time to take counsel of your fears, and there is a time to never listen to any fear. George S. Patton, soldier
  • counsel

Discipline strengthens the mind so that it becomes impervious to the corroding influence of fear. Bernard Law Montgomery, soldier
  • becomes

If a man does his best, what else is there? George S. Patton, soldier
  • best

Unfortunately this earth is not a fairy-land, but a struggle for life, perfectly natural and therefore extremely harsh. Martin Bormann, soldier
  • earth

Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating. Karl von Clausewitz, soldier
  • Mystery

It is necessary for you to learn from others' mistakes. You will not live long enough to make them all yourself. Hyman Rickover, soldier
  • Mistakes

I am more afraid of alcohol than of all the bullets of the enemy. Stonewall Jackson, soldier
  • afraid

What a cruel thing war is... to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors. Robert E. Lee, soldier
  • cruel

I never trust a fighting man who doesnt smoke or drink. William Halsey, soldier
  • doesnt

Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash. George S. Patton, soldier
  • being

If you're going to sin, sin against God, not the bureaucracy; God will forgive you but the bureaucracy won't. Hyman Rickover, soldier
  • against

War is fear cloaked in courage. William Westmoreland, soldier
  • War

If you kill enough of them, they stop fighting. Curtis LeMay, soldier
  • War

Do not trust to the cheering, for those persons would shout as much if you and I were going to be hanged. Oliver Cromwell, soldier
  • Praise

Good ideas and innovations must be driven into existence by courageous patience. Hyman Rickover, soldier
  • Ideas

War is the remedy that our enemies have chosen, and I say let us give them all they want. William Tecumseh Sherman, soldier
  • chosen

Always do everything you ask of those you command. George S. Patton, soldier
  • ask

Generally speaking, the Way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death. Miyamoto Musashi, soldier
  • acceptance

Do nothing which is of no use. Miyamoto Musashi, soldier
  • use

Any existence deprived of freedom is a kind of death. Michel Aoun, soldier
  • death

It is true that I must run a great risk; no gallant action was ever accomplished without danger. John Paul Jones, soldier
  • Risk

Subtlety may deceive you; integrity never will. Oliver Cromwell, soldier
  • DeceptionLying

Understanding sometimes is not enough to explain something. Robert Ley, soldier
  • enough

The dominant feeling of the battlefield is loneliness. William Slim, soldier
  • battlefield


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