Fallen Soldier Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old fallen soldier quotes, fallen soldier sayings, and fallen soldier proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Dead upon the field of glory, Hero fit for song and story.     

John Randolph Thompson

War is killing the individual in it unless he has learned livingness if he had it he wouldn't be a good soldier.     

Georgia O'Keeffe

No soldier outlives a thousand chances.     

Erich Maria Remarque

How red the rose that is the soldier's wound, The wounds of many soldiers, the wounds of all The soldiers that have fallen, red in blood, The soldier of time grown deathless in great size.     

Wallace Stevens

You may hate the war, but never hate the ones that fight. For they do not choose when or where to fight. All they chose was to protect who they love and even the people they don't know.     


You have to be a soldier and a veteran, or a soldier who sacrificed your life for your country.     

Rashid Khalidi

The dead soldier's silence sings our national anthem.     

Rev. Aaron Kilbourn

We do not know one promise these men made, one pledge they gave, one word they spoke; but we do know they summed up and perfected, by one supreme act, the highest virtues of men and citizens. For love of country they accepted death, and thus resolved all doubts, and made.     

James A. Garfield

Every soldier must know, before he goes into battle, how the little battle he is to fight fits into the larger picture, and how the success of his fighting will influence the battle as a whole.     

Bernard Law Montgomery

Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it.     


Only the dead have seen the end of war.     


Although no sculptured marble should rise to their memory, nor engraved stone bear record of their deeds, yet will their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored.     

Daniel Webster

The brave soldiers die. The cowards survive and write the history.     

Ljupka Cvetanova

Soldiers generally win battles; generals get credit for them.     

Napoleon Bonaparte

Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices.     

Harry S. Truman

Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.     

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.     

Elmer Davis

Die in obeying commands like a soldier, and go to Nirvana, but no cowardice.     

Swami Vivekananda

A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.     

Joseph Campbell

One can be a soldier without dying and a lover without sighing.     

Edwin Arnold

The patriot's blood is the seed of freedom's tree     

Thomas Campbell

The soldier who fights to death never dies, but the soldier who fights for existence never truly exists.     

Yi Sun-sin

We come, not to mourn our dead soldiers, but to praise them.     

Francis A. Walker

For love of country, they accepted death.     

James A. Garfield

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

The woman and the soldier who do not defend the first pass will never defend the last.     

Henry Fielding

They are dead; but they live in each Patriot's breast, And their names are engraven on honor's bright crest.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Soldiers are citizens of death's grey land, drawing no dividend from time's tomorrows.     

Siegfried Sassoon

The soldiers that didn't come back were the heroes. It's a roll of the dice. If a bullet has your name on it, you're a hero. If you hear a bullet go by, you're a survivor.     

Bob Feller

Better to die fighting for freedom then be a prisoner all the days of your life.     

Bob Marley