94+ Best Army Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Inspirational army quotes will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.

Famous Army Quotes

An army of philosophers would not be sufficient to change the nature of error and to make it truth. – Averroes

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. – Dwight D. Eisenhower

Every man thinks meanly of himself for not having been a soldier, or not having been at sea. – Samuel Johnson

An army of principles can penetrate where an army of soldiers cannot. – Thomas Paine

An army marches on its stomach. – Napoleon Bonaparte

Really I feel less keen about the Army every day. I think the Church would suit me better. – Winston Churchill

No army has ever done so much with so little. – Douglas Macarthur

My parents met at Fort Riley, Kan., during World War II. My father was an Army civilian; he had been trampled by a horse in his youth and couldn’t enlist. My mother was studying to be a nurse and, when war broke out, joined the Women’s Army Corps without even telling her parents. – Marillyn Hewson

If I could tell soldiers one thing, it would be: have faith. Faith in the Army, the leadership, and their own ability. – Robert E. Hall

Welcome to the Salvation Army. I’ve never been associated with an offense so nice about giving the ball away. – Hayden Fry

Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all. – George Washington

None but an armed nation can dispense with a standing army. To keep ours armed and disciplined is therefore at all times important. – Thomas Jefferson

There is strong. There is Army Strong. And then there is Army Wife Strong. – Aditi Mathur Kumar

The army is the true nobility of our country. – Napoleon Bonaparte

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

A standing army is one of the greatest mischiefs that can possibly happen – James Madison

It is only the enlightened ruler and the wise general who will use the highest intelligence of the army for the purposes of spying, and thereby they achieve great results. – Sun Tzu

Everyone imposes his own system as far as his army can reach. – Joseph Stalin

If a man hasn’t discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live. – Martin Luther King Jr.

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

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

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

The army teaches boys to think like men. – Elvis Presley

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 Jr.

An army of principles can penetrate where an army of soldiers cannot. – Thomas Paine

We sleep peaceably in our beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on our behalf. – George Orwell

If goods don’t cross borders, armies will. – Frederic Bastiat

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

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

Heroism doesn’t always happen in a burst of glory. Sometimes small triumphs and large hearts change the course of history. – Mary Roach

You don’t want captains in the army who know too much or think too much. – Robert Graves

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

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

Only our individual faith in freedom can keep us free. – Dwight D. Eisenhower

Good soldiers never pass up a chance to eat or sleep. They never know how much they’ll be called on to do before the next chance – Lois McMaster Bujold

I don’t know what effect these men will have upon the enemy, but, by God, they terrify me. – The Duke of Wellington

He belonged to that army known as invincible in peace, invisible in war. – William Tecumseh Sherman

If you find yourself in a fair fight, you didn’t plan your mission properly. – David Hackworth

A safe army is better than a safe border – B.R. Ambedkar

No guts, no glory. –Major Gen. Frederick

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

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

Victory usually goes to the army who has better trained officers and men. – Sun Tzu

Out of every one hundred men, ten shouldn’t even be there, eighty are just targets, nine 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

They be marching hand in hand, like going to war. – Alice Walker

It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather, we should thank God that such men lived. – George S. Patton Jr.

A good battle plan that you act on today can be better than a perfect one tomorrow. – Gen George S. Patton

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

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. – Winston Churchill

I’m not a leader now. I’m a whole damn army. – Joss Whedon

Who dares, wins. Who sweats, wins. Who plans, wins. – British Special

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

Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste death but once. – William Shakespeare

If our soldiers are not overburdened with money, it is not because they have a distaste for riches; if their lives are not unduly long, it is not because they are disinclined to longevity. – Sun Tzu

Fortune favors the brave. – Terence

The great armies, accumulated to provide security and preserve the peace, carried the nations to war by their own weight. – A. J. P. Taylor

What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight—it’s the size of the fight in the dog. – President Dwight D. Eisenhower

Every citizen should be a soldier. This was the case with the Greeks and Romans, and must – Thomas Jefferson

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

I can’t expect loyalty from the army if I do not give it. – George C Marshall

Soldiers can sometimes make decisions that are smarter than the orders they have been given. – Orson Scott

Two armies that fight each other is like one large army that commits suicide. – Henri Barbusse

I am not afraid of an Army of lions lead by a sheep; I am afraid of sheep lead by a lion. – Alexander the Great

There is only one Army in which you serve. When that identity is gone, it is gone forever. – Stanley A. McChrystal

A man will go to war, fight and die for his country. But he won’t get a bikini wax. – Rita Rudner

The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing. – Albert Einstein

You must give soldiers reasons to have confidence and pride in themselves, in their leaders, and in their units. Only then will you have loyalty. Loyalty was the primary trait I looked for in soldiers. – George W. Dunaway

Those who give up essential liberties for temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. – Benjamin Franklin

The conventional army loses if it does not win. The guerrilla wins if he does not lose. – Henry A. Kissinger

This will remain the land of the free so long as it is the home of the brave. –Elmer Davis

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

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

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

National armies fight nations, royal armies fight their like, the first obey a mob, always demented and the second a king, generally sane. – J. F. C. Fuller

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

Do not swallow bait offered by the enemy. Do not interfere with an army that is returning home. – Sun Tzu

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. – Theodore Roosevelt

I can’t expect loyalty from the army if I do not give it. – George Marshall

Bravery is being the only one who knows you’re afraid. – Colonel David Hackworth

When armies are mobilized and issues joined, the man who is sorry over the fact will win – Lao Tzu

I feel an army in my fist. – Friedrich Schiller

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

The history of a soldier’s wound beguiles the pain of it. – Laurence Sterne

From time to time, the tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots. ― Thomas Jefferson

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

Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all. ― George Washington

The army is always the same. The sun and the moon change. The army knows no seasons. – Frank S. Nugent

Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war. – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

What I really learned in the army was how to be a pacifist. – Utah Phillips

The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. – Thomas Paine

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

America without her Soldiers would be like God without His angels. – Claudia Pemberton

The army was kept in as good state of fitness as the funds would allow. – John Updike

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