Soldiers Sayings and Quotes

Being a soldier is a selfless and courageous act. They endure long hours and sleepless nights in unfavorable conditions, and are often faced with making the ultimate sacrifice. Honor those who serve with the list of wise and insightful soldiers quotes below.


Soldiers willingly, sometimes foolishly, risk their own lives to keep their comrades out of enemy hands.     

Alex Berenson

All soldiers who serve their country and put their lives at risk need to know that if something happens to them, their families will be well taken care of. That's the bond we have with our military men and women and their families.     

Jeff Sessions

That soldiers do terrible things during wartime should not surprise us.     

Nick Flynn

You cannot expect soldiers to change people's minds. That has to be done in other ways.     

Mike Jackson

I think soldiers are not just one homogenous group, just like Americans aren't. They all have different feelings about the war.     

Emily Robison

Being a soldier, fighting for this country, is neither Republican nor Democrat.     

Max Cleland

The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue; courage is only the second virtue.     

Napoleon Bonaparte

A professional soldier understands that war means killing people, war means maiming people, war means families left without fathers and mothers.     

Norman Schwarzkopf

There's something about an American soldier you can't explain. They're so grateful for anything, even a film actress coming to see them.     

Marlene Dietrich

The courage of a soldier is found to be the cheapest and most common quality of human nature.     

Edward Gibbon

Austrian soldiers are like horses: brave but easily frightened.     

Franz Grillparzer

When goods do not cross borders, soldiers will.     

Frederic Bastiat

I believe German soldiers are good and decent, and if they did anything wrong it was because of military necessity.     

Wilhelm Keitel

I am a Soldier, I fight where I am told, and I win where I fight.     

General George S. Patton

The soldier's main enemy is not the opposing soldier, but his own commander.     

Ramman Kenoun

Self-denial and self-discipline, however, will be recognized as the outstanding qualities of a good soldier.     

William Lyon Mackenzie King

To the soldier, luck is merely another word for skill.     

Patrick MacGill