None of us can change our yesterdays but all of us can change our tomorrows.— Colin Powell
Irresistibly Us Military quotations
No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.
I am a Soldier, I fight where I am told, and I win where I fight.
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.
Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.
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.
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.
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.
It is very often nothing but our own vanity that deceives us.
Guns will make us powerful; butter will only make us fat.
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.
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.
There is a battle of two wolves inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, lies, inferiority and ego. The other is good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy and truth. The wolf that wins? The one you feed.
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
The Army of Northern Virginia was never defeated. It merely wore itself out whipping the enemy.
I wanted the American public to know that not everyone in Iraq and Afghanistan were targets that needed to be neutralized, but rather people who were struggling to live in the pressure cooker environment of what we call asymmetric warfare.
Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.
You are part of the world's most feared and trusted force.
Engage your brain before you engage your weapon.
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.
As long as we have faith in our own cause and an unconquerable will to win, victory will not be denied us.
While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.
Come on boys! Give them the cold steel! Who will follow me?
All men are timid on entering any fight.
Whether it is the first or the last fight, all of us are timid. Cowards are those who let their timidity get the better of their manhood.
Don't forget, incoming fire has the right of way.
All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.
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.
I respect every soldier, from every country, who serves beside us in the hard work of history. America is grateful, and America will not forget.
Until now they have refused to do battle with us. They are just going places.
If nothing saves us from death, may love at least save us from life.
The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps.
Every dollar that we send in State Department aid or humanitarian aid that saves us from having to get involved with very expensive military actions is a good investment. And frankly, helping Israel fight terrorism in the Middle East is much cheaper than us fighting it here on our shores.
I don't expect an overnight change of all desktops to what the US Military used to call B3 level security. And even that would not stop users from shooting themselves into the foot.
Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.
Success in battle is not a function of how many show up, but who they are.
We have met the enemy and they are ours.
They say "you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink.
" In the Marine Corps, you can make that horse wish to hell he had.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
...The Marines have been the first to land-on embattled beaches throughout the world-we share the unfaltering confidence of all Americans that they will land again-and land hard.
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."
Wherever you are or whatever your job, don't be confused or diverted by false priorities. We have only one mission to perform-that is to fight and win. And, we must do it better than anyone else in the world.
We often forget that we are nature. Nature is not something separate from us. So when we say that we have lost our connection to nature, we have lost our connection to ourselves.
The Marine Corps is proud of the fact that it is a force of combined arms, and it jealously guards the integrity of its air-ground team.
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.
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.
Awareness is not the same as thought.
It lies beyond thinking, although it makes no use of thinking, honoring it's value and it's power. Awareness is more like a vessel which can hold and contain our thinking, helping us to see and know our thought as thought rather than getting caught up in them as reality.
Military cemeteries around the world are packed with brainwashed dead soldiers who were convinced God was on their side. America prays for God to destroy our enemies. Our enemies pray for God to destroy us. Somebody's gonna be disappointed! Somebody's wasting their time! Could it be.. everyone?