161 Military Training Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of military training quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about what are some motivational.

Top 10 Military Training Quotes (BEST)

  1. The best form of welfare for the troops is first-rate training. — Erwin Rommel
  2. 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.
  3. A modern, autonomous, and thoroughly trained Air Force in being at all times will not alone be sufficient, but without it there can be no national security. — Henry H. Arnold
  4. The emergencies you train for almost never happen. It's the one you can't train for that kills you. — Ernest K. Gann
  5. I'm convinced my cockroaches have military training, I set off a roach bomb - they diffused it. — Jay London
  6. The aim of military training is not just to prepare men for battle, but to make them long for it. — Louis Simpson
  7. Military simulation is an important way of training people for an emergency — Greg Gutfeld
  8. If officers desire to have control over their commands, they must remain habitually with them, industriously attend to their instruction and comfort, and in battle lead them well. — Stonewall Jackson
  9. In situations of military conflict, civil strife, lawlessness, bad governance, and human rights violations, terrorists find it easier to hide, train and prepare their attacks. — Gijs de Vries
  10. I would no more teach children military training than teach them arson, robbery, or assassination. — Eugene V. Debs

Short Military Training Quotes

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  • It is not an army that we must train for war; it is a nation. — Woodrow Wilson
  • It take 15,000 casualties to train a major general. — Ferdinand Foch
  • There is a price you pay if you want to train military personnel - they don't all come back. — Dan John
  • Excited. In a good way. I've been training my whole life for this. — Mark Bowden
  • The military played polo. Polo, really, started as a game to train for war. — Nacho Figueras
  • A military without political training is a potential criminal. — Thomas Sankara
Military training quote Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose.
Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose.

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 training quote Your strongest muscle
Your strongest muscle

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

What Are Some Motivational Quotes

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Baby, we have no choice of what color we're born or who our parents are or whether we're rich or poor. What we do have is some choice over what we make of our lives once we're here. — Mildred D. Taylor

Since the primary motive of the evil is disguise, one of the places evil people are most likely to be found is within the church. What better way to conceal one's evil from oneself as well as from others than to be a deacon or some other highly visible form of Christian within our culture — M. Scott Peck

Progress in every age results only from the fact that there are some men and women who refuse to believe that what they know to be right cannot be done. — Russell Davenport

Military training quote Education is not the learning of facts, it's rather the training of the mind to
Education is not the learning of facts, it's rather the training of the mind to think.

Bill collectors and harassing phone calls is enough to motivate some people to become successful. Maybe the pain is not great enough yet for you to act. Are you going to continue to feel sorry for yourself? On the other hand, are you ready to do what you need to do to change your situation? — Jon Jones

Spend at least some of your training time, and other parts of your day, concentrating on what you are doing in training and visualizing your success. — Grete Waitz

What motivates people to be late?... Some people are drawn to the adrenaline rush of that last-minute sprint to the finish line. Others receive an ego boost from over-scheduling and filling each moment with an activity. — Harvey Mackay

Military training quote Champions train, losers complain.
Champions train, losers complain.

At some point your heart will tell itself what to do. — Ajahn Chah

Creativity is a great motivator because it makes people interested in what they are doing. Creativity gives hope that there can be a worthwhile idea. Creativity gives the possibility of some sort of achievement to everyone. Creativity makes life more fun and more interesting. — Edward De Bono

I made so many recordings with junky mics and crappy mixing consoles, you have to use what your tools are and in some ways that's been inspirational. — Butch Vig

Some of us are fortunate enough to have known what we wanted to be since the day we were born. — Robert Cheeke

Military School Quotes

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Our bombs are smarter than the average high school student. At least they can find Kuwait. — A. Whitney Brown

How many Catholic schools do you think teach the students to question the authority of the Pope? Do you believe Christian schools teach students to question or challenge the authority of Jesus Christ? Do military schools teach the cadets to challenge the authority. — Neal Boortz

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

Military training quote Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.
Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.

The pupil's imagination is 'schooled' to accept service in place of value. Medical treatment is mistaken for health care, social work for the improvement of community life, police protection for safety, military poise for national security, the rat race for productive work. — Ivan Illich

When I came out of the military, I had a club in Memphis and I started using the The Bar Kays as my club band. They were still only in the middle school - but I'd take them on the road with me on the weekends, sometimes. — William Bell

We don't have a crime problem, a gun problem or even a violence problem. What we have is a sin problem. And since we've ordered god out of our schools, and communities, the military and public conversations, you know we really shouldn't act so surprised ... when all hell breaks loose. — Mike Huckabee

Military training quote If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry. Worry
If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry. Worry never fixes anything.

My mother gave me a push. If I hadn't had her, maybe I wouldn't have had the push. If I hadn't gone to military school, maybe I wouldn't have decided to get with the program. Maybe I'd be running a bulldozer, rather than going on and doing something more. — Sam Donaldson

In Europe, Socialism is just another political party. It just means that government takes over certain things like hospitals, prisons, military and schools that should not be run for profit. — Bill Maher

From a viable economy to the full funding of Headstart, from a clean environment to true equality for women, from a strong military to a commitment to racial brotherhood, from schools that are honored to streets free of excessive violence. — Paul Tsongas

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 Discipline Quotes

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With regard to military discipline, I may safely say that no such thing existed in the Continental Army. — Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben

There are hunters and there are victims. By your discipline...you will decide if you are a hunter or a victim. — James Mattis

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

Military training quote Champions train. Losers complain.
Champions train. Losers complain.

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

A compliance with the minutiae of military courtesy is a mark of well-disciplined troops. — John A. Lejeune

I admire the military. I guess in a world of villains and heroes, they're my heroes. Their dedication, their commitment, their discipline, their code of ethics. — John Cena

Military training quote Train people well enough so they can leave. Treat the well enough so they don't
Train people well enough so they can leave. Treat the well enough so they don't want to.

No sane man is unafraid in battle, but discipline produces in him a form of vicarious courage. — George S. Patton

Men are seldom born brave but they acquire courage through training and discipline - a handful of men inured to war proceed to certain victory; while on the contrary numerous armies of raw and undisciplined troops are but multitudes of men dragged to the slaughter. — Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus

There are many examples of women that have excelled in learning, and even in war, but this is no reason we should bring em all up to Latin and Greek or else military discipline, instead of needle-work and housewifery. — Bernard de Mandeville

Inasmuch as society cannot go on without discipline of some kind, men were constrained, in the absence of any other form of discipline, to turn to discipline of the military type. — Irving Babbitt

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 training quote If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry. Worry
If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry. Worry never fixes anything.

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

Military men are just dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy. — Henry A. Kissinger

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

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

Military Service Quotes

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General Flynn was investigating money laundering through military operations at the Pentagon before the Deep State had him removed. Today the Pentagon cannot account for $3-Trillion. We are spending over a Trillion dollars plus to service our sovereign debt. Flynn was right! — Douglas Macgregor

I saw courage both in the Vietnam War and in the struggle to stop it. I learned that patriotism includes protest, not just military service. — John F. Kerry

I have made no secret, either privately or publicly, of any sense of outrage over officially enforced military and war service. I regard it as a duty of conscience to fight against such barbarous enslavement of the individual with every means available. — Albert Einstein

The veterans of our military services have put their lives on the line to protect the freedoms that we enjoy. They have dedicated their lives to their country and deserve to be recognized for their commitment. — Judd Gregg

We need to thank all of our troops, and particularly those for whom we can never express enough gratitude for they have given their lives so that all of us may be free and that our democracy can be a shining light for the rest of the world. — Virgil Goode

The mail service has been excellent out here, and in my opinion this is all that the Air Force has accomplished during the war. — Chesty Puller

It is the duty of our men to enroll themselves in the national services. We need all our manpower for defence. For the military and... we need a quarter of a million men. — Eamon de Valera

Youth must refrain from ungrateful questioning of governmental mandates. Instead they must dedicate themselves to study, work and military service. The very spirit of rebellion is reprehensible. — Che Guevara

To expect ... the same service from raw and undisciplined recruits, as from veteran soldiers, is to expect what never did and perhaps never will happen. Men, who are familiarized to danger, meet it without shrinking; whereas troops unused to service often apprehend danger where no danger is. — George Washington

Our military deserves leadership that matches their service and patriotism. Getting our troops the pay raise they deserve is the very least we can do to show how much we value everything they do for us. — John F. Kerry

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

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

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

When you combine the men and women deployed from our military installations with activated reservists and members of the National Guard, Georgia is contributing more personnel to the theatre than any other State in our Union. — Sonny Perdue

Medical Training Quotes

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In states where no regulation exists, anyone is permitted to perform medical imaging and radiation therapy procedures, sometimes after just a few weeks of on-the-job training. — Charles W. Pickering

I'm a medical doctor by training. I'm a physician, not a politician. And I'm in this as a mother on fire. — Jill Stein

The medicalization of early diagnosis not only hampers and discourages preventative health-care but it also trains the patient-to-be to function in the meantime as an acolyte to his doctor. He learns to depend on the physician in sickness and in health. He turns into a life-long patient. — Ivan Illich

The other thing is that if you rely solely on medication to manage depression or anxiety, for example, you have done nothing to train the mind, so that when you come off the medication, you are just as vulnerable to a relapse as though you had never taken the medication. — Daniel Goleman

I think the smartest thing for people to do to manage very distressing emotions is to take a medication if it helps, but don't do only that. You also need to train your mind. — Daniel Goleman

Because of my medical and ideological training, I am accustomed to saying that life is adaptation and symbiosis. — Tabare Vazquez

More than half of all great remedies known to medical history have come from empiricists...'irregulars'...of no or little scientific training. There is no reason to believe that conditions have essentially changed. — Alexis Carrel

Because I am not formally trained in the medical sciences, I can bring in new ideas to AIDS research and the cross-fertilization of ideas from different fields could be a valuable contribution to finding the cure for AIDS. — Philip Emeagwali

But we need a medical community that's trained and knowledgeable and working on advancement. — Michelle Obama

I found out that colonels can stay until they drop dead or get a walker and being a critical medical specialty as an Army trained emergency room doctor, I could stay until age 67. — Gerald Griffin

Us Military Quotes

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None of us can change our yesterdays but all of us can change our tomorrows. — Colin Powell

Somewhere inside, we hear a voice. It leads us in the direction of the person we wish to become. But it is up to us whether or not to follow. — Pat Tillman

There's a storm inside of us, a burning river, a drive. You push yourself further than anyone could think possible. You are never out of the fight. — Marcus Luttrell

The Americans have surrounded our country with military bases and threatened us with nuclear weapons, and now they will learn just what it feels like to have enemy missiles pointed at you; we'd be doing nothing more than giving them a little of their own medicine. — Nikita Khrushchev

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. — Chesty Puller

Guns will make us powerful; butter will only make us fat. — Hermann Goring

People tell me I saved hundreds and hundreds of people. But I have to tell you: it’s not the people you saved that you remember. It’s the ones you couldn’t save. Those are the ones you talk about. Those are the faces and situations that stay with you forever. — Chris Kyle

Let us wage a moral and political war against war itself, so that we can cut military spending and use that money for human needs. — Bernie Sanders

The Army of Northern Virginia was never defeated. It merely wore itself out whipping the enemy. — Jubal Early

My message to the international community is that our silence and complicity especially on the situation in Gaza shames us all. It is almost like the behaviour of the military junta in Burma — Desmond Tutu

Military Leadership Quotes

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Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way. — George S. Patton

Effective leaders are made, not born. They learn from trial and error, and from experience. — Colin Powell

A leader is a man who can adapt principles to circumstances. — George S. Patton

I made efforts to swallow tears and to protect the species of the Japanese nation. — Hirohito

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You can't blow an uncertain trumpet. — Theodore Hesburgh

Fight the enemy with the weapons he lacks. — Alexander Suvorov

The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. — Colin Powell

A good general not only sees the way to victory; he also knows when victory is impossible. — Polybius

Be the hunter, not the hunted: Never allow your unit to be caught with its guard down. — James Mattis

Following is one of the most underrated aspects of leadership.... I have seen many a good [military unit] underachieve, because someone...thought the commander was incompetent, and quietly worked to undermine his authority. — William H. McRaven

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I started to make a study of the art of war and revolution and, whilst abroad, underwent a course in military training. If there was to be guerrilla warfare, I wanted to be able to stand and fight with my people and to share the hazards of war with them. — Nelson Mandela

They (Women Marines) don't have a nickname, and they don't need one. They get their basic training in a Marine atmosphere, at a Marine Post. They inherit the traditions of the Marines. They are Marines. — Thomas Holcomb

They have always taught and trained you to believe it to be your patriotic duty to go to war and to have yourselves slaughtered at their command. But in all the history of the world you, the people, have never had a voice in declaring war, and strange as it certainly appears, no war by any nation in any age has ever been declared by the people. — Eugene V. Debs

A well-regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the proper, natural, and safe defense of a free state; that standing armies, in time of peace, should be avoided as dangerous to liberty; and that in all cases the military should be under strict subordination to, and governed by, the civil power. — George Mason

... the basic principles of the military services are unchangeable. Courage and candor, obedience and comradeship, love of fatherland and loyalty to the State: these are ever the distinguishing characteristics of the soldier and sailor. Building character through intelligent training and education is always the first and greatest goal. — Erich Raeder

The military is a very cool world to write about. I went down to Ft. Benning, Ga., for military training, and I learned a lot about soldiers and officers and why they joined up and what their life has been like. — David Baldacci

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

We negotiated with the Honduran government the establishment of a regional military training center, for training central American forces, but the primary motivation for doing that was to be able to bolster the quality, improve the quality of the El Salvadoran fighting forces. — John Negroponte

We had training camp for a week, and we used the actual military drills of that period. We didn't have to work out much after hours, because going up and down hills all day was a good workout in itself. — Tom Berenger

You cannot prevent a major catastrophe, but you can build an organization that is battle-ready, where people trust one another. In military training, the first rule is to instill soldiers with trust in their officers - because without trust, they won't fight. — Peter Drucker

I am an opponent of war and of war preparations and an opponent of universal military training and conscription; but entirely apart from that issue, I hold that segregation in any part of the body politic is an act of slavery and an act of war. — Bayard Rustin

I saw how different life was on different sides of the same city. I saw the fear in the eyes of people who were not free. I saw the gratitude of people toward the United States for all that we had done. I felt goosebumps as I got off a military train and heard the Army band strike up 'Stars and Stripes Forever.' — John F. Kerry

Does it sound outrageous to you that military spending for fiscal year 2000 will be almost $290 billion and all other domestic discretionary spending, such as education, job training, housing, Amtrak, medical research, environment, Head Start and many other worthwhile programs will total $246 billion, the biggest disparity in modern times ? — Dale Bumpers

Almost every profession has an outstanding training ground. The military has West Point, music has Juilliard, and the culinary arts has The Institute. — Craig Claiborne

Not even my excellent training at Juilliard prepared me for my first movie role, where I played a transsexual who falls in love with a military guy in 'Soldier's Girl. — Lee Pace

People with military experience seem to do very well in these situations. They've been taught that they can control their destiny, which is half the battle. They also have some experience in getting out of bad situations even if just through training. They know they have to make a plan and follow it and execute it. — Amanda Ripley

For even the best of peace training is more theoretical than practical experience ... indirect practical experience may be the more valuable because infinitely wider. — B. H. Liddell Hart

If your ethics in the military, in your training, is going to be counterminded by a one-hour weekly television show we've got a really big problem. — Kiefer Sutherland

Bush's war in Iraq has done untold damage to the United States. It has impaired our military power and undermined the morale of our armed forces. Our troops were trained to project overwhelming power. They were not trained for occupation duties. — George Soros

Surely the Department of Defense can and needs to do a better job of training new and existing first responders to respond to sexual assaults occurring in the military. — Louise Slaughter

Humanity has been institutionalized and we are all the products of commercial and institutional life. We are now born in institutions called hospitals. We are raised in institutions called schools. We are trained for institutional corporate life in institutions called universities. We serve in institutions called corporations. We exist under the master institutions of military and government. We die in institutions called hospitals or nursing homes. From birth to the grave, mankind is an institutional creature. — Bryant H. McGill

The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena..who errs, who comes short again and again; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who spends himself in a worthy cause. — Theodore Roosevelt

Right after 9/11 there was a magazine with a cover of kids, mostly 12-14 year-olds, who were being trained for military combat. I thought that this had just gone too far. — Eddie Bernice Johnson

One thing the military does far better than business is train its own leaders. I can't go to IBM and hire a battalion commander. They don't have any. — Colin Powell

I do media every day I tour and the travel itself is a bit testing, so I don't get to do much gregarious activity when I'm on the road, but I do enough barbequing and enough hanging out and training with enough law enforcement and military to keep me bright-eyed and bushy-tailed and to make sure my guitar solos every night breath fire. — Ted Nugent

On the battlefield, (the U.S. war in Iraq) cannot be considered a success. It's a struggle. We're doing what we can to support them with equipment, assistance, training, and sharing any intelligence. — Robert S. Beecroft

We must train and classify the whole of our male citizens, and make military instruction a regular part of collegiate education. — Thomas Jefferson

The Center for Disease Control started out as the malaria war control board based in Atlanta. Partly because the head of Coke had some people out to his plantation, and they got infected with malaria, and partly 'cause all the military recruits were coming down and having a higher fatality rate from malaria while training than in the field. — Bill Gates

Military technologies such as Drones, SWAT vehicles and machine-gun-equipped armored trucks once used exclusively in high-intensity war zones such as Iraq and Afghanistan are now being supplied to police departments across the nation and not surprisingly the increase in such weapons is matched by training local police in war zone tactics and strategies. — Henry Giroux

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