Motivational Military Sayings and Quotes

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


We are forever indebted to those who have given their lives that we might be free.     

Ronald Reagan

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

Military simulation is an important way of training people for an emergency.     

Greg Gutfeld

Military confrontation is not a suitable alternative in confronting terror and current security threats.     

Jalal Talabani

Military missions cannot be a normal tool of politics, but instead must remain the great exception.     

Guido Westerwelle

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

War is much too serious a matter to be entrusted to the military.     

Georges Clemenceau

Moments of thinking are your military moments because they are the moments where you take the opportunity to attack and eliminate your problems!     

Mehmet Murat ildan

A man does not have himself killed for a half-pence a day or for a petty distinction. You must speak to the soul in order to electrify him.     

Napoleon Bonaparte

The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.     

Thomas Paine

Military commanders do not want to be tried for war crimes, even if those crimes are committed online.     

Evgeny Morozov

When things go wrong in your command, start wading for the reason in increasing larger concentric circles around your own desk.     

General Bruce D. Clark

In a military operation, the command and control elements are a legitimate target.     

Stephen Hadley

Military power wins battles, but spiritual power wins wars.     

George C. Marshall

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

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.     

Douglas Macarthur

The military wants a system that protects its policies and privileges.     

Benazir Bhutto

Our military plans should be based on the assumption of unpredictability, rather than on carefully drawn, static models of the world.     

James Fallows

The brave die never, though they sleep in dust: Their courage nerves a thousand living men.     

Minot J. Savage

These military devices, leading to victory, must not be divulged beforehand.     

Sun Tzu

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.     

Harry S. Truman

Our military and the strength of our military and the strengthening of our military is a number one priority for the Trump administration.     

Donald Trump

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

The good general is simply the good company commander in his post-graduate course. The idea that more godlike qualities are required of him and that he above others can achieve miracles through the working of his will is dismissed as idle superstition.     

S.L.A. Marshall

Military glory the attractive rainbow that rises in showers of blood.     

Abraham Lincoln

Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.     

Winston Churchill

When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty.     

George Bernard Shaw

Also remember that in any man's dark hour, a pat on the back and an earnest handclasp may work a small miracle     

S.L.A Marshall

Stand your ground. Don't fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here!     

John Parker

The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.     

George S. Patton