77+ Best Soldier Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Being soldier means to not give up even when life is tough. A soldier has some of qualities include honesty, courage, self-control, decency, and conviction of purpose. Inspirational soldier quotes will make you look at life differently and help you live a meaningful life.

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Most Famous Soldier Quotes

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. E.E. Cummings

They were beaten to start with. They were beaten when they took them from their farms and put them in the army.

It is courage, courage, courage, that raises the blood of life to crimson splendor. Live bravely and present a brave front to adversity. Horace

It is possible that I appear to you a powerful person. I wear a uniform, I have a certain authority over those under me. But I am in prison, dear lady from Haarlem, a prison stronger than this one.

The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it Thucydides  Dave Grossman, On Combat: The Psychology and Physiology of Deadly Conflict in War and in Peace

Without any violation of the principles of the constitution, the general of the Roman armies might receive and exercise an authority almost despotic over the soldiers, the enemies, and the subjects of the republic.

The best way out is always through. Robert Frost

His being higher in learning and birth than the ruck o’ soldiers is anything but a proof of his worth. It shows his course to be downward.

Being brave means knowing that when you fail, you don’t fail forever.Lana Del Rey

A lot of these men had started as afraid of war as anyone, but the fear had been drummed out.

Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience. Paulo Coelho

He knew their faces so well they were like brothers.

I don’t lose any sleep at night over the potential for failure. I cannot even spell the word. Jim Mattis

America’s best were going to war, and Sergeant Matt Eversmann was among them.

Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened. Dr. Seuss

They were an all-star football team that had endured bruising, exhausting, dangerous practice sessions twelve hours a day, seven days a week for years without ever getting to play a game.

You’ve changed me forever. And I’ll never forget you. Kiera Cass

One time I woke up to him grabbing my arm with both of his hands. One hand was on the forearm and one just slightly above my elbow. He was sound asleep and appeared to be ready to snap my arm in half, I stayed as still as possible and kept repeating his name, getting louder each time so as not to startle him, but also to stop the impending damage to my arm. Finally, he woke and let go.

There are far better things ahead than we ever leave behind. C.S. Lewis

When he reenlisted anyway, I thought, Okay. Now I know. Being a SEAL is more important to him than being a father or a husband.

It takes a minute to say hello and forever to say goodbye.

I signed up to protect this country. I do not choose the wars. It happens that I love to fight. But I do not choose which battles I go to. Y’all send me to them. I had to wonder why these people weren’t protesting at their congressional offices or in Washington. Protesting the people who were ordered to protect them let’s just say it put a bad taste in my mouth.

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. Winston S. Churchill

In the simulations, my blood pressure and heart rate would start out steady. Then, once we got into a firefight, they would drop. I would just sit there and do everything I had to do, real comfortable.

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. E.E. Cummings

As soon as it was over and things were peaceful, my heart rate would just zoom.

Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. Maya Angelou

You could send in your bleeding heart do gooders, you could hold hands and pray and sing hootenanny songs and invoke the great gods CNN and BBC, but the only way to finally open the roads to the big eyed babies was to show up with more guns.

Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim. Nora Ephron

Soldiering was about fighting. It was about killing people before they killed you.

Military spouses find their strength along the way. Everyone began frightened of distance, deployment, and the unknown. The Seasoned Spouse

Yeah, we’re going to unleash hate on these guys’. He was ready to go to war, and he didn’t care how many of them were coming.

The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, they are felt with the heart. The Little Prince

We lost a few adult soldiers on our side and my friends Musa and Josiah. Musa, the storyteller, was gone. There was no one around to tell us stories and make us laugh at times when we needed it. 

How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. A.A. Milne

Would that I were still young and strong as I was in those days, for then some one of you swineherds would give me a cloak both out of good will and for the respect due to a brave soldier; but now people look down upon me because my clothes are shabby.

She stood in the storm. And when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails. Elizabeth Edwards

Tears formed in my eyes and my forehead became warm, thinking about what Saidu had said. I tried not to believe that I too was dying, slowly, on my way to find safety.

Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.  Dwight D. Eisenhower

Every time people come at us with the intention of killing us, I close my eyes and wait for death. Even though I am still alive, I feel like each time I accept death, part of me dies.

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. John Quincy Adams

But that’s politics for you: a bunch of game players sitting around congratulating each other in safety while real lives are getting screwed up.

Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other. Walter Elliot

But I didn’t risk my life to bring democracy to Iraq. I risked my life for my buddies, to protect my friends and fellow countrymen. I went to war for my country, not Iraq.

Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did. Newt Gingrich

He looked at Kaz Brekker, a boy whose only cause was himself. Still, he was a survivor, and his own kind of soldier.

Perseverance, secret of all triumphs. Victor Hugo

Three marines made a fire team, three fire teams made a squad, three squads made a platoon, three platoons made a company, three companies made a battalion, and three battalions made a regiment.

There are not enough chinamen in the world to stop a fully armed Marine regiment from going where ever they want to go General Lewis B. Chesty Puller

Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance. Samuel Johnson

Heeding that call was a band of elite warriors who’d left the United States military and had joined a clandestine organization that protected American covert intelligence operatives abroad.

True love doesn’t mean being inseparable; it means being separated and nothing changes. 

The first day in Oakland he and Rocky walked down the street together and a big Chrysler stopped in the street and an old white woman rolled down the window and said, ‘God bless you, God bless you,’ but it was the uniform, not them, she blessed.

Distance means so little when someone means so much. 

You hardly know me, Johnny, so I beg you to believe my reputation: I’m a constant soldier and a sometime poet and I will be King.

When we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever. Winnie the Pooh

Don’t have any silly ideas about soldiers. Soldiers have mothers, you know, and most of us end up as farmers and fishermen like everyone else.

Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough. Oprah Winfrey

I just don’t understand why an artist like you would descend to being a soldier.

It is impossible to feel grateful and depressed in the same moment. Naomi Williams

He was too good a soldier to go around asking questions, trying to round out his knowledge.

When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around. Willie Nelson

A soldier’s knowledge wasn’t supposed to be round.

Gratitude and attitude are not challenges; they are choices. Robert Braathe

At the hospital they even had to explain to Unk that there was a radio antenna under the crown of his skull, and that it would hurt him whenever he did something a good soldier wouldn’t ever do. The antenna also would give him orders and furnish drum music to march to. They said that not just Unk but everybody had an antenna like that doctors and nurses and four star generals included. It was a very democratic army, they said.

We would worry less if we praised more. Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontent and dissatisfaction. H.A. Ironside

When the soldier of a civilized power is killed in action his limbs are composed and his body is borne by friendly arms reverently to the grave. The wail of the fifes, the roll of the drums, the triumphant words of the Funeral Service, all divest the act of its squalor, and the spectator sympathizes with, perhaps almost envies, the comrade who has found this honorable exit.

Silent gratitude isn’t very much use to anyone. Gertrude Stein

Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities. Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the Queen; all know how to die

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy

Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities. Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the Queen; all know how to die

Gratitude is a duty which ought to be paid, but which none have a right to expect.  Jean Jacques Rousseau

In this world, a man, himself, is nothing. And there ain’t no world but this one.

Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well. Voltaire

We were a family. How’d it break up and come apart, so that now we’re turned against each other? Each standing in the other’s light. How’d we lose that good that was given us? Let it slip away. Scattered it, careless. What’s keeping’ us from reaching out, touching the glory?