27 Military Quotes to Inspire You

The Battlefield Is the Playground for Brave Hearts

Iwo Jima War Memorial
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Feel the surge of enthusiasm as you read these famous military quotes. Honor those brave soldiers and war veterans who sacrifice their lives on the battlefront. War is detrimental to society. However, sometimes wars are inevitable.

Noted military leaders and statesmen have left the world richer with their insight and vision.  Dwight D. Eisenhower is notable not only for his leadership on the battlefront but also for his zealous quotes that inspired millions.

Famous Military Quotes

The following famous military quotes allow us to ponder on the dark, dangerous world of wars.

Winston Churchill
We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us.

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Neither a wise nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.

Dwight Eisenhower
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.

Douglas MacArthur
Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons.

George Patton
Live for something rather than die for nothing.

Out of every one hundred men, ten shouldn't even be there, eighty are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior, and he will bring the others back.

George S. Patton Jr.
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 Jr.
Lead me, follow me, or get the hell out of my way.

George S. Patton
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.

Douglas MacArthur
It is fatal to enter a war without the will to win it.

George Colman
Praise the bridge that carried you over.

Harry S. Truman
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.

Giuseppe Garibaldi
I offer neither pay, nor quarters, nor food; I offer only hunger, thirst, forced marches, battles, and death. Let him who loves his country with his heart, and not merely his lips, follow me. Soldier, patriot, and uniter of modern Italy.

George S. Patton
No good decision was ever made in a swivel chair.

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Only our individual faith in freedom can keep us free.

Colin Powell
Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.

Dwight D. Eisenhower
The best morale exists when you never hear the word mentioned. When you hear it it's usually lousy.

Norman Schwarzkopf
The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.

Colin Powell
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, learning from failure.

The Duke of Wellington
I don't know what effect these men will have upon the enemy, but, by God, they terrify me.

William C. Westmoreland
The military don't start wars. Politicians start wars.

David Hackworth
If you find yourself in a fair fight, you didn't plan your mission properly.

Admiral David G. Farragut
Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.

Commander Oliver Hazard Perry
We have met the enemy and they are ours.

Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman
War is hell.

Major Gen. Frederick C. Blesse
No guts, no glory.

Capt. Nathan Hale
I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country.