Neither the military might nor the economic and technological development makes a nation great. It is made great by it's citizens with Self Respect and Integrity ingrained in their lives.— Pandurang Shastri Athavale
Craziest Great Military quotations
Silence is a source of great strength.
None of us can change our yesterdays but all of us can change our tomorrows.
Effective leaders are made, not born. They learn from trial and error, and from experience.
Make today so awesome, yesterday gets jealous.
I am a Soldier, I fight where I am told, and I win where I fight.
Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.
The great powers of the world may have done wonders in giving the world an industrial and military look but the great gift still has to come from Africa - giving the world a more human face.
Great minds discuss ideas.Average minds discuss events.Small minds discuss people.
Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success.
When you do a thing, do it with all your might. Put your whole soul into it. Stamp it with your own personality. Be active, be energetic, be enthusiastic and faithful, and you will accomplish your object. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
They're on our right, they're on our left, they're in front of us, they're behind us; they can't get away from us this time.
Great advantage is drawn from knowledge of your adversary, and when you know the measure of his intelligence and character, you can use it to play on his weakness.
Failure is a great teacher, and, if you are open to it, every mistake has a lesson to offer.
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.
Power, after all, is not just military strength.
It is the social power that comes from democracy, the cultural power that comes from freedom of expression and research, the personal power that entitles every Arab citizen to feel that he or she is in fact a citizen, and not just a sheep in some great shepherd's flock.
If you're faced with a forced landing, fly the thing as far into the crash as possible.
Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.
You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than live as slaves.
My solution to the problem would be to tell [the North Vietnamese Communists] frankly that they've got to draw in their horns and stop their aggression or we're going to bomb them into the Stone Age. And we would shove them back into the Stone Age with Air power or Naval power - not with ground forces.
Incendiary capitalism is carrying its out evil works more dangerously than ever, and is doing so in the increasingly dangerous neighborhood of the powder kegs that are the great European military powers.
You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.
Good tactics can save even the worst strategy. Bad tactics will destroy even the best strategy.
Know the enemy and know yourself.
For over 221 years our Corps has done two things for this great Nation.
We make Marines, and we win battles.
To a great mind, nothing is little.
You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.
I have just taken on a great responsibility. I will do my utmost to meet it.
We are all members of the same great family .
.. On social occasions the formality of strictly military occasions should be relaxed, and a spirit of friendliness and goodwill should prevail.
Average people have great ideas. Legends have great execution.
In the first six to twelve months of a war with the United States and Great Britain I will run wild and win victory upon victory. But then, if the war continues after that, I have no expectation of success.
Zeus most glorious and most great, Thundercloud, throned in the heavens! Let not the sun go down and the darkness come, until I cast down headlong the citadel of Priam in flames, and burn his gates with blazing fire, and tear to rags the shirt upon Hectors breast! May many of his men fall about him prone in the dust and bite the earth!
Among the men who fought on Iwo Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue.
It is a great thing to know the season for speech and the season for silence.
Any idiot can get an airplane off the ground, but an aviator earns his keep by bringing it back anytime, anywhere, under any circumstances that man and God can dream up.
Wherever the enemy goes let our troops go also.
The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them.
No one has ever made himself great by showing how small someone else is.
As far as Saddam Hussein being a great military strategist, he is neither a strategist, nor is he schooled in the operational arts, nor is he a tactician, nor is he a general, nor is he a soldier. Other than that, he's a great military man, I want you to know that.
We have met the enemy and they are ours.
The difference between a good and great officer is about ten seconds.
Acknowledge all of your small victories. They will eventually add up to something great.
The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.
The emergencies you train for almost never happen. It's the one you can't train for that kills you.
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.
So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.
I was a military man for 27 years. I fought so long as there was no chance for peace. I believe that there is now a chance for peace, a great chance. We must take advantage of it for the sake of those standing here, and for those who are not here - and they are many.