280 Army Quotes to Inspire Bravery & Honor

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1. “People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.” – Richard Grenier
2. “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.” – General Norman Schwarzkopf
3. “Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.” –
4. “I am a soldier. I fight where I am told, and I win where I fight.” – General George Smith Patton, Jr.
5. “Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable, procures success to all of the weak, and esteem to all.” – George W. Bush
6. “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.” – General George Smith Patton, Jr.
7. “If a man hasn’t discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.” – Jr. 
8. “Bravery is being the only one who knows you’re afraid.” – Colonel David Hackworth 
9. “Fortune favors the brave.” – Terence
10. “Even a phone call that lasts a couple minutes or seconds can make your day or entire week.” – Military Moments 
11. “Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.” – General George Smith Patton, Jr.
12. “To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less.” – Andre Malraux
13. “A cavalryman’s horse should be smarter than he is. But the horse must never be allowed to know this.” – Steven Pressfield 
14. “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” – E.E. Cummings
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15. “Dad, how do soldiers killing each other solve the world’s problems?” – Bill Watterson
16. “There is something brittle in me that will break before it bends. Perhaps if the ‘the enemy’ had brought a smaller army I might have had the sense to run. But he overdid it.” – Mark Lawrence
17. “The only easy day was yesterday.” – US Navy SEALs
18. “Heroism doesn’t always happen in a burst of glory. Sometimes, small triumphs and large hearts change the course of history.” – Mary Roach
19. “It is fatal to enter a war without the will to win it.” – General Douglas MacArthur
20. “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell
21. “Freedom is never free.” – Anonymous
22. “It is a proud privilege to be a soldier―a good soldier―discipline, self-respect, pride in his unit and his country, a high sense of duty and obligation to comrades and to his superiors, and a self confidence born of demonstrated ability.” – General George Smith Patton, Jr.
23. “It is courage, courage, courage, that raises the blood of life to crimson splendor. Live bravely and present a brave front to adversity.” – Horace
24. “The best way out is always through.” –
25. “The true soldier fights, not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.” – G.K. Chesterton
26. “Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons.” – General Douglas MacArthur
27. “The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding go out to meet it.” – Thucydides
28. “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
29. “Only our individual faith in freedom can keep us free.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower
30. “Soldiers can sometimes make decisions that are smarter than the orders they have been given.” – Orson Scott Card
31. “A dream doesn’t become reality through magic―it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” – Colin Powell 
32. “For the first time in a long time, I felt like I had a purpose being in the Navy. It wasn’t about money and rank or prestige. It was about raising the flag. We do what we do because no one else can or will do it. We fight so others can sleep at night. And I had forgotten that.” – Timothy Ciciora
33. “Do not forget that the armed forces are the servants of the people. You do not make national policy―it is we, the civilians, who decide these issues and it is your duty to carry out these tasks with which you are entrusted.” – Jinnah
34. “I don’t know what effect these men will have upon the enemy, but, by God, they terrify me.” – The Duke of Wellington
35. “We were at war. I wanted to do my part.” – Stephen Kraft
36. “Being brave means knowing that when you fail, you don’t fail forever.” – Lana Del Rey
37. “There are far better things ahead than we ever leave behind.” – C.S. Lewis
38. “The army is always the same. The sun and the moon change. The army knows no seasons.” – Frank Nugent
39. “The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.” –
40. “No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.” – General George Smith Patton, Jr.
41. “I don’t lose any sleep at night over the potential for failure. I cannot even spell the word.” – Jim Mattis
42. “A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him.” – General Douglas MacArthur
43. “You can have peace or you can have freedom. Don’t ever count on having both at once.” – Robert A. Heinlein
44. “The most dangerous people in the world are not the tiny minority instigating evil acts, but those who do the acts for them.” – Suzy Kassem
45. “If there is not the war, you don’t get the great general. If there is not a great occasion, you don’t get a great statesman. If Lincoln had lived in a time of peace, no one would have known his name.” –
46. “There’s likely a place in paradise for people who tried hard, but what really matters is succeeding. If that requires you to change, that’s your mission.” – General Stanley McChrystal
47. “I can at least go out and defend my country and do something honorable as a father. Show my something good.” – Joshua Hernandez
48. “Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.” –
49. ”If you find yourself in a fair fight, you didn’t plan your mission properly.” – Colonel David Hackworth
50. “The supreme quality for is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower
51. “The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.” –
52. “Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul.” – General Douglas MacArthur
53. “I just wanted to do something to support those young people.” – Matthew Niblack
54. “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.” – Nathan Hale
55. “It was 90% mental, 10% physical. That’s what the SEAL instructors were looking for―men and women who could disregard the pleadings of the body. Pain was nothing, sleep was nothing. What was chafed skin, wrecked muscles, bleeding sores? The body chooses to be sore. The body chooses to be exhausted. But the SEAL mind rejects it. The SEAL mind commands the body, not the other way around.” – Orson Scott Card
56. “I feel an army in my fist.” – Friedrich von Schiller
57. “I’d do it all again if I had the chance.” – Zachariah Chitwood
58. “No guts, no glory.” – Major Gen. Frederick C. Blesse
59. “None but an armed nation can dispense with a standing army. To keep ours armed and disciplined is therefore at all times important.” –
60. “All of the real heroes are not storybook combat fighters either. Every single man in this Army plays a vital role. Don’t ever let up. Don’t ever think that your job is unimportant. Every man has a job to do and he must do it. Every man is a vital link in the great chain.” – General George Smith Patton, Jr.
61. “So far, I’ve spent my entire adult life fighting.” – James Coleman
62. “My centre is giving way, my right is in retreat, situation excellent. I attack.” – Ferdinand Foch
63. “You’ve changed me forever. And I’ll never forget you.” – Kiera Cass
64. “Today we say goodbye to a proud warrior. As we leave, each of us will take our members of the USS Midway with us―you guys were the magic. It was a privilege to sail with you.” – John Schork
65. “If I charge, follow me. If I retreat, kill me. If I die, revenge me.” – USMC
66. “Lead from the front.” – Audie Murphy
67. “It takes a minute to say hello and forever to say goodbye.” – Anonymous
68. “This country has not seen and probably will never know the true level of sacrifice of our veterans. As a civilian, I owe an unpayable debt to all our military. Going forward, let’s not send our servicemen and women off to war or conflict zones unless it is overwhelmingly justifiable and on moral high ground.” – Thomas M. Smith
69. “The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.” – Theodore Roosevelt
70. “I can’t expect loyalty from the army if I do not give it.” – General George Catlett Marshall
71. “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.” – Leslie E. Brown
72. “To get the best out of your men, they must feel that you are their real leader and must know that they can depend upon you.” – General of the Armies John J. Pershing
73. “War must be, while we defend our lives against a destroyer who would devour all―but I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend.” – J.R.R. Tolkien
74. “Killing people is easier than it should be. Staying alive is harder.” – Laurie Halse Anderson
75. “Out of every 100 men, 10 shouldn’t even be there, 80 are just targets, 9 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.” – Heraclitus
76. “Lead me, follow me, or get the hell out of my way.” – General George Smith Patton, Jr.
77. “In war, the army is not merely a pure consumer, but a negative producer.” – Lewis Mumford
78. “The army is the true nobility of our country.” – Napoléon Bonaparte
79. “It’s almost worth having been in the army for the joy your freedom gives you.” – John Dos Passos
80. “Because the crew was convinced that I was ‘on their team’ there were never any issues with negative criticism―you as a mentor have to establish that you are sincerely interested in the problems of the person you are mentoring.” – Ret. Capt L. David Marquet
81. “The music at a wedding procession always reminds me of the music of soldiers going into battle.” – Heinrich Heine
82. “War is life multiplied by some number that no one has ever heard of.” – Sebastian Junger
83. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal―it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston S. Churchill
84. “I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.” –
85. “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.
86. “Always do everything you ask of those you command.” – General George Smith Patton, Jr.
87. “Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower
88. “I could take over the universe with this army if I could ever get all their weapons pointed in the same direction.” – Lois McMaster Bujold
89. “It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.” – Zell Miller
90. “Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.” –
91. “What can we do to support the troops? Give them a nation that is worthy of protection.” – Anonymous
92. “The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.” –
93. “Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.” – John F. Kennedy
94. “The great virtue in life is real courage that knows how to face facts and live beyond them.” – D. H. Lawrence
95. “I did two things on my seventy-fifth birthday. I visited my wife’s grave. Then I joined the army. Visiting Kathy’s grave was the less dramatic of the two.” – John Scalzi
96. “Those who give up essential liberties for temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” –
97. “Who dares, wins. Who sweats, wins. Who plans, wins.” – British Special Air Service 
98. “On the battlefield, the military pledges to leave no soldier behind. As a nation, let it be our pledge that when they return home, we leave no veteran behind.” – Dan Lipinski
99. “Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.” – General George Smith Patton, Jr.
100. “There is no honor in sending men to die for something you won’t even fight for yourself.” – Mark Owen
101. “American soldiers in battle don’t fight for what some president says on T.V., they don’t fight for , apple pie, the American flag―they fight for one another.” – Hal Moore
102. “Civilians enjoy their time because soldiers sacrifice their time.” – Amit Kalantri
103. “Cowards die many times before their deaths―the valiant never tastes death but once.” –
104. “‘Duty, honor, country’ those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be. They are your rallying point to build courage when courage seems to fail, to regain faith when there seems to be little cause for faith, to create hope when hope becomes forlorn.” – General Douglas MacArthur
105. “Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower
106. “No man is fit to command another that cannot command himself.” – William Penn
107. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” –
108. “Live for something rather than die for nothing.” – General George Smith Patton, Jr.
109. “A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent.” – General Douglas MacArthur
110. “An army of sheep led by a lion is better than an army of lions led by a sheep.” – Alexander the Great
111. “Be the hunter, not the hunted. Never allow your unit to be caught with its guard down.” – James Mattis
112. “A leader leads by example, not by force.” –
113. “The truly great leader overcomes all difficulties, and campaigns and battles are nothing but a long series of difficulties to be overcome. The lack of equipment, the lack of food, the lack of this or that are only excuses―the real leader displays his quality in his triumphs over adversity, however great it may be.” – General George Catlett Marshall
114. “Know the enemy and know yourself―in a hundred battles you will never peril.” – Sun Tzu
115. “Never forget that no military leader has ever become great without audacity.” – Carl von Clausewitz
116. “I’m not a leader now. I’m a whole damn army.” – Joss Whedon
117. “Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost their confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either is a failure of leadership.” – Colin Powell
118. “It is hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse.” – Adlai E. Stephenson
119. “Mountaintops inspire leaders, but valleys mature them.” – Winston Churchill
120. “I want to be treated with the respect I deserve in the current VA system and not be retraumatized. I want the men who did this to me to be punished and if that isn’t possible, I want reassurance that what happened to me will never ever happen to another woman in the Armed services. I want some restitution of the damage I have.” – Diane Chamberlain
121. “The brave die never, though they sleep in dust.Their courage nerves a thousand living men.” – Minot J. Savage
122. “Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.” – Lucius Annaeus
123. “If you can’t experience the humanity of people who don’t look like you, you’re not civilized enough to be an officer of the peace.” – Ann Medlock
124. “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” – Harry S Truman
125. “Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.” –
126. “America’s fighting men and women sacrifice much to ensure that our great nation stays free. We owe a debt of gratitude to the soldiers who have paid the ultimate price for this cause, as well as for those who are blessed enough to return from the battlefield unscathed.” – Allen Boyd
127. “An army without culture is a dull-witted army, and a dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy.” – Mao Zedong
128. “The reason we call ships ‘she’ is that it costs so much to keep one in paint and powder.” – Chester W. Nimitz
129. “War is not just the shower of bullets and bombs from both sides, it is also the shower of blood and bones on both sides.” – Amit Kalantri
130. “From time to time, the tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.” – Thomas Jefferson
131. “Ten soldiers lead wisely will beat a hundred without a head.” – Euripides
132. “I guess if you’re stupid enough to join the army without thinking about getting shot at, then you really are a fool.” – James Blunt
133. “Hopefully one day wars will only be fought in movies. And may the best producer win!” – Stanley Victor Paskavich
134. “I am concerned for the security of our great nation―not so much because of any threat from without, but because of the insidious forces working from within.” – General Douglas MacArthur
135. “Do not swallow bait offered by the enemy. Do not interfere with an army that is returning home.” – Sun Tzu
136. “America without her soldiers would be like God without His angels.” – Claudia Pemberton
137. “No nation ever had an army large enough to guarantee it against attack in a time of peace or ensure it of victory in time of war.” – Calvin Coolidge
138. “The more comfort, the less courage there is.” – Alexander Suvorov
139. “There were many, many times thereafter that Don regretted having enlisted―but so has every man who ever for military service.” – Robert A. Heinlein
140. “America’s finest―our men and women in uniform—are a force for good throughout the world, and that is nothing to apologize for.” – Sarah Palin
141. “War is the greatest evil Satan has invented to corrupt our hearts and souls. We should honor our soldiers, but we should never honor war.” – Dean Hughes
142. “Battles are sometimes won by generals―wars are nearly always won by sergeants and privates.” – F. E. Adcock
143. “A soldier’s life revolves around his mail. Like many others, I’ve been able to follow my kid’s progress from the day he was born until now he is able to walk and talk a little, and although I have never seen him I know him very well.” – Bill Mauldin
144. “The army consists of the first infantry division and eight million replacements.” – Sebastian Junger
145. “We live in a world that has walls and those walls need to be guarded by men with guns.” – Aaron Sorkin
146. “She had been proud of his decision to serve his country, her heart bursting with love and admiration the first time she saw him outfitted in his dress blues.” – Nicholas Sparks
147. “I owe everything to the army.” – Norman Wisdom
148. “Only the dead have seen the end of war.” –
149. “A safe army is better than a safe border.” – Bhim Rao Ambedkar
150. “No man is a man until he has been a soldier.” – Louis de Bernières
151. “In preparing for battle, I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower
152. “One doesn’t become a soldier in a week―it takes training, study and discipline. There is no question that the finest army in the world is found in the United States.” – Daniel Inouye
153. “There has seldom, if ever a shortage of eager young males prepared to kill and die to preserve the security, comfort and prejudices of their elders, and what you call heroism is just an expression of this simple fact―there is never a scarcity of idiots.” – Iain Banks
154. “When I went into the army, I made up my mind that I was putting myself at the army’s disposal. I believe in the war. That doesn’t mean I believe in the army. I don’t believe in any army. You don’t expect justice out of an army, if you’re a sensible, grown-up human being, you only expect victory.” – Irwin Shaw
155. “The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” –
156. “Sometimes, you have to pick the gun up to put the gun down.” –
157. “This will remain the land of the free so long as it is the home of the brave.” – Elmer Davis 
158. “Battles are won by slaughter and maneuver. The greater the general, the more he contributes in maneuver, the less he demands in slaughter.” – Winston S. Churchill
159. “The army is the Indian’s best friend.” – George Armstrong Custer
160. “War is too important to be left to the generals.” – Georges Clémenceau
161. “Good, bad, I’m the guy with the gun.” – Bruce Campbell
162. “Listen up―there’s no war that will end all wars.” – Haruki Murakami
163. “To be in the army, you need to be smart or strong, and you privates ain’t either.” – Joseph Perry Grassi 
164. “We must never forget why we have, and why we need our military. Our armed forces exist solely to ensure our nation is safe, so that each and every one of us can sleep soundly at night, knowing we have ‘guardians at the gate.’” – Allen West
165. “Soldiers generally win battles―generals get credit for them.” – Napoléon Bonaparte
166. “And then, when I thought about joining the airforce, flying seemed like a natural extension of the motorcycling experience. You’re going faster, higher. You’re operating a machine that’s a lot more powerful than you are.” – Duane G. Carey
167. “The reason for the shaved heads and plain olive drab uniforms when you are recruited into the military is to immediately begin training ‘you,’ the individual, to think as ‘us’ the team.” – Michael Zboray
168. “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
169. “The courage of a soldier is found to be the cheapest and most common quality of human nature.” – Edward Gibbon
170. “Honor the lives sacrificed for your freedoms.” – Richelle E. Goodrich
171. “Everyone’s a knucklehead at one point or another.” – Raymond Jones
172. “When we land against the enemy, don’t forget to hit him and hit him hard. When we meet the enemy we will kill him. We will show him no mercy.” – General George Smith Patton, Jr.
173. “I’ll for the army or fight for it, whatever they want me to do.” – Mickey Mantle
174. “The military might of a country represents its national strength. Only when it builds up its military might in every way can it develop into a thriving country.” – Kim Jong-un
175. “I’ve been extremely lucky having been in the army when I was a boy of fourteen.” – Norman Wisdom
176. “When the rich wage war, it’s the poor who die.” –
177. “We, as the army, take hurt feelings seriously. If you don’t have someone who can give you a hug and make things all better, please let us know and we will promptly dispatch a ‘hugger’ to you asap!” – David Finkel
178. “The participation of women in some armies in the world is in reality only symbolic.” – Saddam Hussein
179. “In that moment, I understand the way that the noblest yearning for duty and sacrifice can be mixed up with all that is savage and shameful, like in the Bible, where a just and merciful God tells you to kill everyone, kill the children, kill the livestock, kill John Polling, leave nothing alive to sully this pure and just world. Except when it’s all done you find out that wasn’t really God after all, just some politician, or maybe it was God, but he taps you on the shoulder and says, ‘No, dude, that isn’t what I meant,’ and leaves you sitting in a dairy queen in Bothell with blood on your hands and no further orders.” – Stuart Archer Cohen
180. “He loves his country best who strives to make it best.” – Robert G. Ingersoll
181. “What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight―it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower
182. “This is where people misunderstand war. When you attack another country for its resources, you are the pirate. But when you protect your country from the pirates, you are the hero.” – Suzy Kassem
183. “This is the army! Nobody can do the best they can.” – Henry Blake
184. “What is at a peak is certain to decline. He who shows his hand will certainly be defeated. He who can prevail in battle by taking advantage of his enemy’s doubts is invincible.” – Cao Cao
185. “Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.” – General George Smith Patton, Jr.
186. “How come we can invent better ways to kill each other, but not one to preserve peace!” – Abhijit Naskar
187. “May the sun in his course visit no land more free, more happy, more lovely, than this our own country!” – Sen. Daniel Webster
188. “If a man does his best, what else is there?” – General George Smith Patton, Jr.
189. “A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.” – General George Smith Patton, Jr.
190. “Remember, you can win a big war with a small army!” – Mehmet Murat İldan
191. “Two out of every three professional officers considered that wars were made for armies and not armies for wars.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald
192. “Give me an army of West Point graduates and I’ll win a battle. Give me a handful of Texas Aggies and I’ll win a war.” – General George Smith Patton, Jr.
193. “Any soldier worth his salt should be antiwar. And still there are things worth fighting for.” – General Norman Schwarzkopf
194. “Say what needs to be done, and who is best able to do it. Never tell someone what to do.” – Monaristw
195. “Work harder―not smarter.” – Joseph Perry Grassi
196. “I loved the army as an institution and loathed every single thing it required me to do.” – Simon Raven
197. “Brave people are persuaded to an action when it is represented as more dangerous than it is.” –
198. “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” –
199. “Over all our happy country, over all our nation spread, is a band of noble heroes―is our army of the dead.” – Will Carleton
200. “Surprise is an event that occurs in the mind of an enemy commander.” – Jerry Pournelle
201. “It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, more vengeance, more desolation. War is hell.” – Major General William T. Sherman
202. “No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation.” – General Douglas MacArthur
203. “Very little changed fundamentally, except that the proud German soldier had turned into a defeated bundle of misery and the great German army had disintegrated.” – George Grosz
204. “A command structure that was top-heavy with guys who looked good in uniform and talked right and did well enough not to embarrass themselves, while the really good ones quietly did all the serious work and bailed out their superiors and got blamed for errors they had advised against until they eventually got out. That was the military.” – Orson Scott Card
205. “One soldier picked up a dead Argentine, supported the corpse’s weight underneath his arm, put a cigarette in the dead man’s mouth, then one in his own. He then held a lighter under the corpse’s cigarette and his friend took a photograph. They both laughed. I also laughed. This was foolish―smoking can kill.” – Ken Lukowiak
206. “Civilians are like beans―you buy ’em as needed for any job which merely requires skill and savvy. But you can’t buy fighting spirit.” – Robert A. Heinlein
207. “True patriotism isn’t cheap. It’s about taking on a fair share of the burden of keeping America going.” – Robert Reich
208. “Having a is like having an army.” – Fredrik Backman
209. “In the army, the drill sergeants said, ‘Eat it now and taste it later.’” – Joseph Perry Grassi
210. “Success in battle is not a function of how many show up, but who they are.” – Robert H. Barrow
211. “Death stalks me everyday―it will eventually win―not before I’ve won a million battles over it.” – Suresh Venkanna
212. “How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!” –
213. “Word to the nation―guard zealously your right to serve in the armed forces, for without them, there will be no other rights to guard.” – John F. Kennedy
214. “These fallen heroes represent the character of a nation who has a long history of patriotism and honor―and a nation who has fought many battles to keep our country free from threats of terror.” – Michael N. Castle
215. “Your foe’s weapons and armor are strong, but the least important aspects of the fight. The weakest part of any enemy is the flesh and blood wearing and wielding the cold, hard steel.” – Alpha Four
216. “It would be a joke if the conduct of the victor had to be justified to the vanquished.” – Napoléon Bonaparte
217. “People from one side of the border most proudly kill people from the other side of the border and they call it patriotism.” – Abhijit Naskar
218. “No battle plan survives first contact with the enemy.” – Helmuth von Moltke
219. “Those of us who have never been in the military don’t understand what it is like to serve in the military.” – Gina Barreca
220. “The pessimist complains about the wind―the optimist expects it to change―the realist adjusts the sails.” – William Arthur Ward
221. “We were in planes carrying bombs, and enemy planes were shooting at us. Fried food was not a problem.” – Gina Barreca
222. “If you wage war, do it energetically and with severity. This is the only way to make it shorter and consequently less inhuman.” – Napoléon Bonaparte
223. “To have a standing army. Good God! What can be worse to a people who have tasted the sweets of liberty.” – Andrew Eliot
224. “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.” – George W. Bush
225. “The path of the warrior, for which many youth hearken for today―means you seek to hold the murderer’s blade.” – Ryan Rider
226. “To be prepared against surprise is to be trained. To be prepared for surprise is to be educated.” – James Carse
227. “The power of the army is his weapon, the power of the homeland is his lovers.” – Azad Shah Ganjali
228. “Cats and paratroopers had nine lives.” – Tom Young
229. “How can men boast that they control their own destiny when they cannot solve the problems of war?” –
230. “A woman of faith does not fold her arms. She is like a soldier in the army, always ready to face the enemy.” – Gift Gugu Mona
231. “True courage is being afraid, and going ahead and doing your job.” – General Norman Schwarzkopf
232. “Those who do not appreciate the soldiers and instead pompously talk about peace, should try to live a single day without the soldiers.” – Abhijit Naskar
233. “At the end of the day, soldiers can fight wars and raze cities, but they can never usher in freedom.” – Rabisankar Bal
234. “I can’t see how a single man could spend his time to better advantage than in the Marines.” – Sergeant Major Daniel Joseph ‘Dan’ Daly
235. “If some of us must die, we will die fighting together. Any man who gives ground may be personally responsible for the death of hundreds of thousands of his comrades. I want everybody to understand that we are going to hold this line. We are going to win.” – Gen. Walton Walker
236. “It is long since I have learned to hold popular opinions of no value.” – Alexander Hamilton
237. “You cannot withdraw the army to survive the battle.” – Vineet Raj Kapoor
238. “We have met the enemy and they are ours.” – Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry
239. “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss
240. “A ship without marines is like a garment without buttons.” – Admiral David D. Porter
241. “Modern war is the most highly developed of all sciences. We have perfected our weapons but failed to perfect the men who use them.” – Billy Graham
242. “Entrepreneurs don’t keep more friends, they keep the real army.” – Anuj Jasani
243. “I’m fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.” – George S. McGovern
244. “We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” – Cynthia Ozick 
245. “They’ve got us surrounded—the poor bastards.” – Gen. Creighton Abrams
246. “A person cannot be a marine without honor.” – General Carl Epting Mundy, Jr.
247. “Americans never quit.” – General Douglas MacArthur
248. “The hand of the aggressor is stayed by strength—and strength alone.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower
249. “A pint of sweat will save a gallon of blood.” – General George Smith Patton, Jr.
250. “A good navy is not a provocation to war. It is the surest guarantee of peace.” – Theodore Roosevelt
251. “Therefore a victorious army first wins and then seeks battle―a defeated army first battles and then seeks victory.” – Sun Tzu
252. “Could I have but a line a century hence crediting a contribution to the advance of peace, I would gladly yield every honor which has been accorded me in war.” – General Douglas MacArthur
253. “The patriot’s blood is the seed of freedom’s tree.” – Thomas Campbell
254. “The military don’t start wars. Politicians start wars.” – William Westmoreland
255. “In war, there is no substitute for victory.” – General Douglas MacArthur
256. “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.” – Winston Churchill
257. “In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.” – Jose Narosky
258. “Without heroes, we are all plain people and don’t know how far we can go.” – Bernard Malamud
259. “Military power wins battles, but spiritual power wins wars.” – General George Catlett Marshall
260. “The only things those people have that you don’t have is guts. Do you wanna live forever?” – Merritt A. Edson
261. “War means fighting, and fighting means killing.” – Nathan Bedford Forrest
262. “It is not enough to fight. It is the spirit which we bring to the fight that decides the issue. It is morale that wins the victory.” – General George Catlett Marshall
263. “Once we have a war, there is only one thing to do. It must be won. For defeat brings worse things than any that can ever happen in war.” –
264. “One who loses his life for his country will get it.” – Dr.P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar
265. “Heroes may not live long in years, but they live forever in the stories.” – Amit Kalantri
266. “Two armies that fight each other is like one large army that commits suicide.” – Henri Barbusse
267. “We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills―we shall never surrender.” – Winston Churchill
268. “We make war so that we may live in peace.” –
269. “If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat.” – Sun Tzu
270. “Patriotism demands of us sustained sacrifice.” – Chiang Kai-shek
271. “The military system of a nation is not an independent section of the social system but an aspect of its totality.” – Tony Judt
272. “Military guys are rarely as smart as they think they are, and they’ve never gotten over the fact that civilians run the military.” – Maureen Dowd
273. “Every man thinks meanly of himself for not having been a soldier, or not having been at sea.” – Samuel Johnson
274. “Moral courage is the most valuable and usually the most absent characteristic in men.” – General George Smith Patton, Jr.
275. “The military is not so much a job, it is more of a death sentence.” – Steven Magee
276. “The army teaches boys to think like men.” –
277. “The hero’s sacrifice becomes just the story for people.” – Amit Kalantri
278. “It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather, we should thank God that such men lived.” – General George Smith Patton, Jr.
279. “The army was my bread and butter.” – Brian Lumley
280. “Bein’ a soldier is not hard. If it was, soldiers would not be able to do it.” – Terry Pratchett