115 Military Man Quotes To Inspire You

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The Most Famous Military Man Quotes (Best in 2024)

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People in uniform always look so great. — Andy Warhol

You don't have to be straight to be in the military; you just have to be able to shoot straight. — Barry Goldwater

Military police is very timely for our army. — Vladimir Zhirinovsky

Love is a kind of military service — Ovid

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A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon. — Napoleon Bonaparte

Throughout the history of our young nation, we have seen our military go bravely into battle, armed with courage and willing to make the ultimate sacrifice. — John M. McHugh

The chief bond of the soldier is his oath of allegiance and love for the flag. — Seneca

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

And once by God, I was a Marine! — Lee Marvin

Am I still in uniform? Then I ain't retired. — Pete Rose

Short Military Man Quotes

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  • An unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it. — Jeff Cooper
  • A leader is a man who can adapt principles to circumstances. — George S. Patton
  • Military men are just dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy. — Henry A. Kissinger
  • I don't know what effect these men will have upon the enemy, but by God, they frighten me. — Duke of Wellington
  • Among the men who fought on Iwo Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue. — Chester W. Nimitz
  • Moral courage is the most valuable and usually the most absent characteristic in men — George S. Patton
  • If a man says he is not afraid of dying, he is either lying or is a Gurkha. — Sam Manekshaw
  • Flying saucers are real. Too many good men have seen them, that don't have hallucinations. — Eddie Rickenbacker
  • No sane man is unafraid in battle, but discipline produces in him a form of vicarious courage. — George S. Patton
  • No man can exactly calculate the capacity of human genius and stupidity, nor the incapacity of will. — B. H. Liddell Hart

Military Man Image Quotes

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Military man quote Do not correct a fool or he will hate you. Correct a wise man and he will apprec
Do not correct a fool or he will hate you. Correct a wise man and he will appreciate you.

Motivational Quotes

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You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending. — C. S. Lewis

If I have accomplished anything in life it is because I have been willing to work hard. — Madam C. J. Walker

I may not be a role model, but I most definitely could be motivation for a lot of people in the hoods. — Rick Ross

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Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. — Jim Ryun

No Fear, No Hesitation, No Surprise, No Doubt — Miyamoto Musashi

In time, all things work to your advantage when you pursue them with an open heart. — Miyamoto Musashi

Military man quote Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others. — Ayn Rand

I had to make my own living and my own opportunity. But I made it! Don't sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them. — Madam C. J. Walker

For what it's worth, it's never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you're proud of and if you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start over. — F. Scott Fitzgerald

Worrying gets you nowhere. If you turn up worrying about how you're going to perform, you've already lost. Train hard, turn up, run your best and the rest will take care of itself. — Usain Bolt

Inspirational Quotes

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Religion is for people who fear hell, spirituality is for people who have been there. — David Bowie

One day you will ask me which is more important? My life or yours? I will say mine and you will walk away not knowing that you are my life. — Kahlil Gibran

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Life is short. Kiss slowly, laugh insanely, love truly and forgive quickly — Paulo Coelho

Military man quote Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. — Helen Keller

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds — Paul the Apostle

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader. — John Quincy Adams

Military man quote The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute. The man who does not ask, is
The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute. The man who does not ask, is a fool for life.

If God is for us, who can be against us? — Paul the Apostle

The POSITIVE THINKER sees the INVISIBLE, feels the INTANGIBLE, and achieves the IMPOSSIBLE. — Winston Churchill

Every day may not be good... but there's something good in every day — Alice Morse Earle

Management is about persuading people to do things they do not want to do, while leadership is about inspiring people to do things they never thought they could. — Steve Jobs

Military Soldier Quotes

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Soldiers' bellies are not satisfied with empty promises and hopes. — Peter The Great

I am a Soldier, I fight where I am told, and I win where I fight. — George S. Patton

American soldiers in battle don't fight for what some president says on T.V., they don't fight for mom, apple pie, the American flag...they fight for one another. — Hal Moore

Military man quote A wise man never knows all, only fools know everything.
A wise man never knows all, only fools know everything.

I am determined to sustain myself as long as possible and die like a soldier who never forgets what is due to his honour and that of his country, Victory or death. — William B. Travis

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The highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is bearing arms. — George S. Patton

Either I will come back after hoisting the Tricolor, or I will come back wrapped in it, but I will be back for sure. — Vikram Batra

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**** the torpedoes! Full speed ahead! — David Farragut

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

Don't forget, incoming fire has the right of way. — Clint Smith

There was a military police brigade with over 3,400 soldiers getting ready to go home because their mission - prisoner-of-war operations - was finished. — Janis Karpinski

Military Personnel Quotes

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If only more of today's military personnel would realize that they are being used by the owning elite's as a publicly subsidized capitalist goon squad. — Smedley Butler

But Canada remains a crucial partner in this global war on terrorism, and we are grateful for that. Canadian naval vessels, aircraft and military personnel continue anti-terrorist operations in the Persian Gulf. — Paul Cellucci

In no other profession are the penalties for employing untrained personnel so appalling or so irrevocable as in the military. — Douglas MacArthur

Military man quote Words of comfort skillfully administered are the oldest therapy known to man.
Words of comfort skillfully administered are the oldest therapy known to man.

There are hundreds of electromagnetic cases where spacecraft have been observed by police, military personnel and civilians to affect car engines, radios and other electric devices. — Steven M. Greer

Surely no issue unites us more than our appreciation for our military personnel who are bringing aid to devastated countries, defending us against terrorism, and fighting to make a free election possible in Iraq. — Christine Gregoire

There is a price you pay if you want to train military personnel - they don't all come back. — Dan John

Military man quote Every man dies. Not every man really lives.
Every man dies. Not every man really lives.

During the day on Monday, Washington time, the airport at Saigon came under persistent rocket as well as artillery fire and was effectively closed. The military situation in the area deteriorated rapidly. I therefore ordered the evacuation of all American personnel remaining in South Vietnam. — Gerald R. Ford

Requiring military hospitals to perform elective abortions exposes the physicians, the nurses, the military personnel to move against their own personal convictions of life in many cases. — Sayings

Any time the United States government turns over an American citizen, including military personnel, to the government of another country, it is in our nature to want to make sure that they receive the best treatment, the fairest treatment, and the most humane treatment. — Howard Baker

Almost all the military personnel were wearing sunglasses. No Iraqis wear sunglasses. They really want to see your eyes. So immediately they can't trust the Americans. — Bruce Cockburn

Military Uniform Quotes

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A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined; to which end a uniform and well-digested plan is requisite; and their safety and interest require that they should promote such manufactories as tend to render them independent of others for essential, particularly military, supplies. — George Washington

What’s the difference? Fill a hundred pits with dead Northmen, congratulations, have a parade! Kill one man in the same uniform as you? A crime. A murder. Worse than despicable. Are we not all men? All blood and bone and dreams? — Joe Abercrombie

We have women in the military, but they don't put us in the front lines. They don't know if we can fight, if we can kill. I think we can. All the general has to do is walk over to the women and say, 'You see the enemy over there? They say you look fat in those uniforms.' — Elayne Boosler

Military man quote The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise man grows it under his
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise man grows it under his feet.

It is absurd to believe that soldiers who cannot be made to wear the proper uniform can be induced to move forward in battle. Officers who fail to perform their duty by correcting small violations and in enforcing proper conduct are incapable of leading. — George S. Patton

Our sainted aunts prate of living for others while our rich uncles call us mollycoddles for not fighting for what we want. Murder is a patriotic act if you commit it in a uniform; it is the blackest sin if you kill someone while wearing a gray flannel suit. — Nicholas Samstag

It was when I entered the military preparatory school and put on its uniform, that a feeling of strength came to me, as if I had become master of my own destiny. — Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

Military man quote A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.

War is a quarrel between two thieves too cowardly to fight their own battle; therefore they take boys from one village and another village, stick them into uniforms, equip them with guns, and let them loose like wild beasts against one other. — Thomas Carlyle

As costly as it was in the lives of our men and women in uniform, in military assets, and in esteem and pride, Pearl Harbor was a watershed moment for America. — Joe Baca

Do not degrade me in the military uniform I wear for it represents the love I have for my country, and the sacrifices myself and millions of other American soldiers make everyday to protect the freedom we enjoy by living in the United States of America. — Larry David

As for the military or service professionals, I have nothing but respect for them, but come on, when it comes to romance novels, we all know it's really about the uniforms and how the guys look in them! — Jill Shalvis

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More Military Man Quotes

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Why does soldiers leave the protection of his trench hole in the ground and go forward in the face of shot and shell? It is because of the leader who is in front of him and his comrades who are around him. Comradeship makes a man feel warm and courageous when all his instincts tend to make him cold and afraid. — Bernard Law Montgomery

A man's greatest moment in life is when his enemy lays vanquished, his village aflame, his herds driven before you and his weeping wives and daughters are clasped to your breast. — Genghis Khan

A military man can scarcely pride himself on having 'smitten a sleeping enemy'; it is more a matter of shame, simply, for the one smitten. I would rather you made your appraisal after seeing what the enemy does, since it is certain that, angered and outraged, he will soon launch a determined counterattack. — Isoroku Yamamoto

Their notion of training was to march the men up and down in parades and reviews: these were nice to look at and gave them the impression of military discipline and precision, but as a preparation for a modern war they had no value whatsoever. — Orlando Figes

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. — Walter Cunningham

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. — Norman Schwarzkopf

I should deem a man-of-war incomplete without a body of Marines...imbued with that esprit that has so long characterized the "Old Corps." — Joshua R. Sands

I'm a military man, I did what I did only because my country had to be saved from tribalism and feudalism. If I failed, it was only because I was betrayed. The so-called genocide was nothing more than just a war in defence of the revolution and a system from which all have benefited. — Mengistu Haile Mariam

I'd learned a lot in the Army. I knew that above all things in the world I had to become so big, so strong that people and their hatred could never touch me. — Sammy Davis, Jr.

The enemy are only 50 yards from us. We are heavily outnumbered. We are under devastating fire. I shall not withdraw an inch but will fight to our last man and our last round. — Som Nath Sharma

Weapons are an important factor in war, but not the decisive one; it is man and not materials that counts. — Mao Zedong

Already long ago, from when we sold our vote to no man, the People have abdicated our duties; for the People who once upon a time handed out military command, high civil office, legions — everything, now restrains itself and anxiously hopes for just two things: bread and circuses. — Juvenal

I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction: 'I served in the United States Navy. — John F. Kennedy

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. — Yitzhak Rabin

A military man can scarcely pride himself on having smitten a sleeping enemy; it is more a matter of shame, simply, for the one smitten. — Isoroku Yamamoto

The military mind has one aim, and that is to make soldiers react as mechanically as possible. They want the same predictability in a man as they do in a telephone or a machine gun, and they train their soldiers to act as a unit, not as individuals. — Marlon Brando

This provision (the 4th Amendment) speaks for itself. Its plain object is to secure the perfect enjoyment of that great right of the common law, that a man's house shall be his own castle, privileged against all civil and military intrusion. — Joseph Story

I yield to no man in sympathy for the gallant men under my command; but I am obliged to sweat them tonight, so that I may save their blood tomorrow. — Stonewall Jackson

A leader is the man who has the ability to get other people to do what they don't want to do, and like it. — Harry S. Truman

That is what I want to make clear today. A man with a long history of racial discrimination, who traffics in dark conspiracy theories drawn from the pages of supermarket tabloids and the far, dark reaches of the Internet, should never run our government or command our military. — Hillary Clinton

Leonid Breznev was an old man and despite his own military experience in World War II, he on the other hand was not very close to the military. — Helmut Schmidt

A man does not have himself killed for a half-pence a day or for a petty distinction. You must speak to the soul in order to electrify him — Napoleon Bonaparte

They taught me that no man could be their leader except he ate the ranks' food, wore their clothes, lived level with them, and yet appeared better in himself. — T. E. Lawrence

These UFOs are interplanetary devices systematically observing the earth, either manned or under remote control, or both. — Benjamin W. Chidlaw

Let it be your pride to show all men everywhere not only what good soldiers you are, but also what good men you are. — Woodrow Wilson

It is my earnest hope - indeed the hope of all mankind - that from this solemn occasion a better world shall emerge out of the blood and carnage of the past, a world found upon faith and understanding, a world dedicated to the dignity of man and the fulfillment of his most cherished wish for freedom, tolerance and justice. — Douglas MacArthur

I played the organ when I went to military school, when I was 10. They had a huge organ, the second-largest pipe organ in New York State. I loved all the buttons and the gadgets. I've always been a gadget man. — Stephen Sondheim

If you look at the way Donald Trump has treated law enforcement, if you look at the way he's treated the military, this is a man who fully understands the burden of leadership and the responsibility he has as the commander in chief. — Sebastian Gorka

In 1916 I was discharged from military service, or rather, given a sort of leave of absence on the understanding that I might be recalled within a few months. And so I was a free man, at least for a while. — George Grosz

The dropping of the Atomic Bomb is a very deep problem... Instead of commemorating Hiroshima we should celebrate... man's triumph over the problem [of transmutation], and not its first misuse by politicians and military authorities. — Frederick Soddy

We know that priorities are amiss in the world when a man gets a military medal of honor for killing another man and a dishonorable discharge for loving one. — Charlotte Bunch

I have in mind repeated statements by Japanese military men containing threats against other states. — Joseph Stalin

Military men are the scourges of the world. — Guy de Maupassant

Triumphant science and technology are only at the threshold of man's command over sources of energy so stupendous that, if used for military purposes, they can wipe out our entire civilization. — Cordell Hull

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