Inspirational Military Quotes About Leadership And Life

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Inspirational Military Quotes

Inspiration is needed in every aspect of life. We are surrounded by daily thoughts and environment that sometimes distracts us for our goal. For that, these top inspirational military quotes will make sure to keep you focused on what you’re doing and do it with great focus. Find out the best inspirational military quotes below:


“Courage isn’t having the strength to go on. It is going on when you don’t have strength.”   Napoleo Bonaparte



“To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less.” – Andre Malraux


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


If you believe the doctors, nothing is wholesome if you believe the theologians, nothing is innocent if you believe the military, nothing   is safe.”    Robert Cecil


“It takes a strong person to be a soldier. It takes a stronger person to love a soldier.  Support our troops.”


“The problem with winter sports is that — follow me closely here — they generally take place in winter.” ― Dave Barry


”The Army is the true nobility of our country.”Napoleon Bonaparte





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


“A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.”


“America without her Soldiers would be like God without His angels.”- Claudia Pemberton


“Ten soldiers lead wisely will beat a hundred without a head.” – Euripides


“A safe army is better than a safe border”- B.R. Ambedkar




“Behind every dreamer stands an army full of true believers.”  Chris Burkmenn


“It is fatal to enter a war without the will to win it.”     Douglas Macarthur



“The army teaches boys to think like men.”   Elvis Presley


“A military coup needs a sacrifice and courage that you can’t find in an army without morale.”   Jalal Talabani


“The enemy are only 50 yards from us. We are heavily outnumbered. We are under devastating fire. I shall not withdraw an inch but will fight to our last man and our last round.”    Major Somnath Sharma


The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.” — Gen. George S. Patton


“No man is a man until he has been a soldier.”- Louis de Bernières


“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


“If a man says he is not afraid of dying, he is either lying or is a Gorkha.”- Field Marshal Manekshaw


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


“So I would say God hates war, but God loves every soldier.”   Rick Warren


“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


Live for something rather than die for nothing.”  George Patton


Soldiers generally win battles; generals get credit for them.” – Napoleon Bonaparte


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


An army without culture is a dull-witted army, and a dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy  Mao Zedong


No man is fit to command another that cannot command himself.”William Penn


 “The army is at once the worst place for egoists, and the best.”  Anthony Powell


“A piece of spaghetti or a military unit can only be led from the front end.”   George S. Patton


“It is a proud privilege to be a soldier _ a good soldier [with] 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. – George S. Patton Jr.


“The number of medals on an officer’s breast varies in inverse proportion to the square of the distance of his duty from the front line. – Charles Montague



“I am a Soldier, I fight where I am told, and I win where I fight.”  George S. Patton


“Military men are the scourges of the world.” ― Guy de Maupassant


“After military service, the most patriotic thing you can do as a wealthy person is pay your taxes.”    Mark Cuban


“As a soldier, I survived World War I when most of my comrades did not.”     Lester B. Pearson


“We live in a world that has walls and those walls need to be guarded by men with guns.”    Aaron Sorkin


“There exist only three beings worthy of respect: the priest, the soldier, the poet. To know, to kill, to create.”  Charles Baudelaire


“Every soldier should learn survival on land, sea, and in the air.”   Louis Zamperini


“In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.  Dwight D. Eisenhower


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


“Professional soldiers are people who die for a living.” ― George Carlin


“After I was discharged from the military, it was difficult trying to become a civilian.” Chris Kyle


“Soldiers can sometimes make decisions that are smarter than the orders they’ve been given.” ― Orson Scott Card


“An army is a nation within a nation, it is one of the vices of courage.”   Alfred de Vigny


Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.” – Alexander Hamilton


“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


“Without discipline the Army would just be a bunch of guys wearing the same color clothing.”  – Frank Burns


Military Quotes About Leadership




“Leadership is a gift. It’s given by those who follow. You have to be worthy of it.” – General Mark Welsh



” Be willing to make decisions. That’s the most important quality in a good leader.”  – General George S. Patton


” I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.”  – Alexander the Great


” Never give an order that can’t be obeyed.” – General Douglas MacArthur


“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” – Abraham Lincoln


“The supreme quality for leadership 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.” – General Dwight D. Eisenhower


” The most important thing I learned is that soldiers watch what their leaders do. You can give them classes and lecture them forever, but it is your personal example they will follow.” – General Colin Powell


“It is necessary for us to learn from others’ mistakes. You will not live long enough to make them all yourself.”  -Admiral Hyman G.Rickover


“The day the soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help them or concluded that you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.” – General Colin Powell


“People think that the follower serves the leader. But that isn’t true. The leader and the follower both serve the mission.” – Ira Chaleff


“A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit. ” – Arnold H Glasgow


“Leaders are made more often than they are born. You all have leadership in you. Develop it by thought training and by practice.” Field Marshal Sir Bill Slim


” No man is a leader until he is ratified in the minds and hearts of his men.”  – The Infantry Journal, 1948


“The good military leader will dominate the events which surround him; once he lets events get the better of him he will lose the confidence of his men, and when that happens he ceases to be of value as a leader.” – Field Marshal Viscount Montgomery


“Leadership in war is an art, a free creative activity based on a foundation of knowledge. The greatest demands are made on the personality.” – General Werner von Fritsch


” It is absolutely necessary…for me to have persons that can think for me, as well as execute orders.” – George Washington


“Great powers don’t get angry, great powers don’t make decisions hastily in a crisis.” – General John Allen


Military Quotes About Life


“A military life has ever comported with my inclination.” George Stoneman


“I spent much of my life – almost 40 years – as a military officer. My specialty was in the part of the Navy that operates ocean-going ships, and as a result, I was at sea for many months at a time. ” – James G. Stavridis


“When you’re in the military, you teeter on the edge of that line of life and death. The reason you feel so alive when you come through is because you know you’ve cheated death – and that and the adrenaline rush is addictive, no question.” –  Ant Middleton


“In the military, you learn the essence of people. You see so many examples of self-sacrifice and moral courage. In the rest of life, you don’t get that many opportunities to be sure of your friends. ” – Adam Driver


Military Quotes About Courage:



“Be strong and courageous for the Lord will be with you wherever you go.”


“You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight for the shore.”


“All your dream can come true if you’ve the courage to pursue them.”


“It will never get easier, you just get better.”


“You will never know how strong you are until you reach a point where being strong is the only choice you have.”


“Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness.”


“You can choose courage or you can choose comfort. You cannot have both.”


“If you the courage to start, you have the courage to succeed.”


“Courage is nothing more than taking one step more than you think you can.”


“One of the most courageous decision you’ll ever make is to finally let go what is hurting your hear and soul.”


“It’s going to be hard, but hard is not impossible.”


“Courage is being scared to death. but saddling up anyway.”


“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.”


“Courage is a love affair with the unknown.”


Military Motivational Quotes:

They say motivation don’t last much long, but so does hygiene, that’s why it’s recommended to bath everyday. Motivation is quite the same. You’ve to get some daily motivation by these military quotes on motivation to stay motivated and keep moving for your goals.



“Once you become fearless, life become limitless.”


“Some people are lost in fires, others are forged in them.”


“We will die if we have to but we will get him home no man left behind.”


“A soldier doesn’t fight because he hates what is in front of him. He fights because he loves what he left behind.”


“Don’t ever mistake my silence for ignorance. My calmness for acceptance and my kindness for weakness.”


“In the darkest hours when the demon comes. Call on me brother and we will fight them together.”


“You’ve got what it takes but it will take everything you’ve got.”


“Action is what separates the achievers from the dreamers.”


“Keep your head up. God gives his hardest battles to hist strongest soldiers.”


“The only easy day was yesterday.”


“Do it for your future self.”


“There is no exercise better for the heart then reaching down and lifting people up.”


Military Quotes About Teamwork:



“On a team, it’s not the strength of the individual players, but it is the strength of the unit and how they all function together.”


“True leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders.”


“Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds.”


“There are no secret to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.”


“Sometime we’re tested. Not to show our weakness, but to discover our strengths..”


“If everybody is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking.”


“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is a progress. Working together is success.”


“Build a team so strong you don’t know who the boss is.”


“Teamwork is knowing the strength of the wolf in the pack and the strength of the pack is in the wolf. We find strength in each other. .”


These were the best military quotes in different categories including inspirational, courageous, teamwork and motivational military quotes. People in military service deserves most respect and encouragement as they leave their families and comfort zones for the sake of their country and countrymen.  Share these military quotes with any military person or family you know and make them smile.

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