Army Quotes, Quotations & Sayings - Page 3
The army is under orders to defend every place.
I loved the Army as an institution and loathed every single thing it required me to do.
Young women… you are, in my opinion, disgracefully ignorant. You have never made a discovery of any sort of importance. You have never shaken an empire or led an army into battle. The plays by Shakespeare are not by you, and you have never introduced a barbarous race to the blessings of civilization. What is your excuse?
One can resist the invasion of an army but one cannot resist the invasion of ideas.
In war, the army is not merely a pure consumer, but a negative producer.
If the Army helped towards my tuition fees I would then give them four years of my life.
The army teaches boys to think like men.
None but an armed nation can dispense with a standing army.
The conventional army loses if it does not win. The guerrilla wins if he does not lose.
Henry A. Kissinger
Do not conquer the world with force, for force only causes resistance. Thorns spring up when an army passes. Years of misery follow a great victory. Do only what needs to be done without using violence.
Tao Te Ching
As an English General has very truly said, ‘The German army was stabbed in the back.’
Paul Von Hindenburg
They may attack me with an army of six hundred syllogisms; and if I do not recant, they will proclaim me a heretic.
I could as easily bail out the Potomac River with a teaspoon as attend to all the details of the army.
Tis not seasonable to call a man a traitor that has an army at his heels.
An army, like a serpent, travels on its belly.
The Army has carried the American ideal to its logical conclusion. Not only do they prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, creed and color, but also on ability.
If you can’t get them to salute when they should salute and wear the clothes you tell them to wear, how are you going to get them to die for their country?
General George Patton Jr
I didn’t raise my boy to be a soldier, I brought him up to be my pride and joy, Who dares to put a musket to his shoulder, To kill some other mother’s boy.
All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest; with a Bonaparte for a commander, could not by force take a drink from the Ohio or make a track on the Blue Ridge in a.
I joined the army as a private. I was offered a rank at that time, but I refused. I preferred to remain a private. First of all, I wasn’t taken by ranks, and before I knew it, they put me in the most sensitive positions anyway.
It is absurd to believe that soldiers who cannot be made to wear the proper uniform can be induced to move forward in battle. Officers who fail to perform their duty by correcting small violations and in enforcing proper conduct are incapable of leading.
General George S. Patton Jr., April 1943
I never joined the army because at ease was never that easy to me. Seemed rather uptight still. I don’t relax by parting my legs slightly and putting my hands behind my back. That does not equal ease. At ease was not being in the military. I am at ease, bro, because I am not in the military.
I wanted to join the Army the sign said ‘Be All That You Can Be’, they told me it wasn’t enough.
It is essential to persuade the soldier that those he is being urged to massacre are bandits who do not deserve to live; before killing other good, decent fellows like himself, his gun would fall from his hands.
The Marine Corps is the Navy’s police force and as long as I am President that is what it will remain. They have a propaganda machine that is almost equal to Stalin’s.
Harry S Truman
My parents were very pleased that I was in the army. The fact that I hated it somehow pleased them even more.
Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.
General George Patton
Every army in the history of the world has always had some deserters, usually much greater than we have today, because once again every soldier who’s joined the Army since 1973 is a volunteer, and the numbers are very small and they are almost completely for — people desert almost completely for personal or financial reasons.
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 David Eisenhowe
No dictator, no invader, can hold an imprisoned population by force of arms forever. There is no greater power in the universe than the need for freedom. Against that power, governments and tyrants and armies cannot stand.
J. Michael Straczynski