50 US Military Quotes On Success In Life

These US military quotes will inspire you. The United States Armed Forces are the military forces of the United States of America. The armed forces consist of six service branches: the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Space Force, and Coast Guard.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, knowledgeable, and encouraging US military quotes, US military sayings, and US military proverbs.

Best US Military Quotes

  1. “The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation.” ~ George Washington
  2. “The Marines I have seen around the world have the cleanest bodies, the filthiest minds, the highest morale, and the lowest morals of any group of animals I have ever seen. Thank God for the United States Marine Corps!” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
  3. “They (Women Marines) don’t have a nickname, and they don’t need one. They get their basic training in a Marine atmosphere, at a Marine Post. They inherit the traditions of the Marines. They are Marines.” ~ Thomas Holcomb
  4. “**** the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!” ~ David Farragut
  5. “The deadliest weapon in the world is a MARINE and his rifle!” ~ John J. Pershing

  6. “A ship without Marines is like a garment without buttons.” ~ David Dixon Porter
  7. “We have met the enemy and they are ours.” ~ Oliver Hazard Perry
  8. “The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps.” ~ Alexander Vandegrift
  9. “The raising of that flag on Suribachi means a Marine Corps for the next 500 years.” ~ James Forrestal
  10. “Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.” ~ Douglas MacArthur

  11. “There is only one tactical principle which is not subject to change. It is to use the means at hand to inflict the maximum amount of wound, death, and destruction on the enemy in the minimum amount of time.” ~ George S. Patton
  12. “The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.” ~ Robert H. Schuller
  13. “It is God’s job to forgive Osama Bin Laden. It is our job to arrange a face-to-face meeting.” ~ Norman Schwarzkopf
  14. “Military power wins battles, but spiritual power wins wars.” ~ George C. Marshall
  15. “I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

  16. “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
  17. “The art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike him as hard as you can, and keep moving on.” ~ Ulysses S. Grant
  18. “The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.” ~ Desmond Tutu
  19. “Goddamn it, you’ll never get the Purple Heart hiding in a foxhole! Follow me!” ~ Henry Pierson Crowe
  20. “I am a Soldier, I fight where I am told, and I win where I fight.” ~ George S. Patton

  21. “My solution to the problem would be to tell [the North Vietnamese Communists] frankly that they’ve got to draw in their horns and stop their aggression or we’re going to bomb them into the Stone Age. And we would shove them back into the Stone Age with Air power or Naval power – not with ground forces.” ~ Curtis LeMay
  22. “I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast; for I intend to go in harm’s way.” ~ John Paul Jones
  23. “I’ve ordered plans to begin for the massive rebuilding of the United States military. Had great support from the Senate. I’ve had great support from Congress, generally. We’ve pursued this rebuilding in the hopes that we will never have to use this military.” ~ Donald Trump
  24. “As Iraq erupts in civil war and America again contemplates intervention, that unfinished business should give new urgency to the question of how the United States military controlled the media coverage of its long involvement there and in Afghanistan.” ~ Chelsea Manning
  25. “To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.” ~ George Washington

  26. “I think that we’re always gonna be in a position as Republicans and as conservatives where we gotta be willing to stand up for our conservative values. And certainly, you know, at the top of that list is a strong national defense, the importance of a United States military that is superior to all others in the world.” ~ Liz Cheney
  27. “What we need to do is ensure that we don’t create an environment that puts us on a track conceivably where the United States military finds itself in a civil military crisis with a commander in chief who would have us do illegal things.” ~ John R. Allen
  28. “I think that [Obama] sees the military actually as something that is more dangerous to the world. I think that he looks at the United States military and sees it as a threatening application around the world than actually as a useful tool.” ~ Michael T. Flynn
  29. “What you’re gonna hear Jim Harbaugh say, many in this country are getting their backs up filled with rage and anger and disbelief, and they are threatened by this. Harbaugh believes in toughness in men, he believes in toughness in America, he believes in toughness in American men. You damn well want it in your Special Forces, gang. You want it with the Navy SEALs. You want it all over the United States military. You want manliness, you want toughness, you want bravery, you want courage.” ~ Rush Limbaugh
  30. “A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

  31. “Being an American journalist can put people on the defensive. In countries where people assume the press is partisan, like in Lebanon, or where it had essentially become an extension of the government, like in Iraq, people tend to see a journalist as an agent of his or her government. That can be dangerous if the United States military is occupying their country, or aligned with their enemies.” ~ Annia Ciezadlo
  32. “I’ll tell you what they’re all going to face, whichever one of them becomes president on January 21st of 2009. They will face a military force – a United States military force that cannot sustain – continually sustain 140,000 people deployed in Iraq and the 20-odd or 25,000 people we have deployed in Afghanistan and our other deployments.” ~ Colin Powell
  33. “But perhaps the most important difference between conservatives and liberals can be found in the area of national security. Conservatives saw the savagery of 9/11 and the attacks and prepared for war; liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers. In the wake of 9/11, conservatives believed it was time to unleash the might and power of the United States military against the Taliban.” ~ Karl Rove
  34. “Never forget that no military leader has ever become great without audacity.” ~ Carl von Clausewitz
  35. “Immigrants bring to America the values of faith in God, love of family, hard work and self reliance – the values that made us a great nation to begin with. We’ve all seen those values in action, through the service and sacrifice of more than 35,000 foreign-born men and women currently on active duty in the United States military.” ~ George W. Bush
  36. “And as a result of the United States military, Taliban no longer is in existence.” ~ George W. Bush

  37. “As Commander in Chief of the United States Military, I will never send our sons and daughters and our brothers and sisters to die in a foreign land without telling the truth about why they’re going there.” ~ Howard Dean
  38. “Some people have criticized the United States and the United States military for guarding oil fields and not guarding the Iraqi National Museum which had priceless antiquities in it. They say that this shows a fundamental lack of respect for Iraqi history. I want to remind those people of this: The oldest relics in the museum, 5,000 or 6,000 years old. That oil is 65 million years old. You had to guard that. … Those antiquities will only last another 5,000 or 6,000 years. When we burn that oil, those fumes will linger long after.” ~ Jon Stewart
  39. “The United States military is now using the music of Metallica and other heavy metal bands to break the will of Saddam Hussein supporters to get them to talk. Theyre blaring heavy metal music at them. That should make the artist feel pretty good, huh? Put your heart and soul into your last CD and the Army is using it to torture people.” ~ Jay Leno
  40. “The most important thing we can do is prosecute the offenders, deal with those that have broken the law and committed this crime. And if we can do that then we can begin to deal with this issue and send a signal this is not a problem that we are going to ignore in the United States military.” ~ Leon Panetta
  41. “I spent 22 years in the United States military, so I’m a pretty strategic level thinker.” ~ Allen West

  42. “Not all the Americans in Iraq are those who torture and murder, or course they’re not, I don’t know how many are doing it, I know it is systematic throughout the United States military I think that’s been revealed.” ~ John Pilger
  43. “Each family of the United States military now attends to their loved ones funeral with a wrenching worry that it will be met possibly with a protest or a demonstration.” ~ Steve Buyer
  44. “The United States military is now evolving geometrically as it gains experience from near-constant fighting and grafts new technology daily. Indeed, it seems to be doubling, tripling, and even quadrupling its lethality every few years. And the result is that we are outdistancing not merely the capabilities of our enemies but our allies as well – many of whom who have not fought in decades – at such a dizzying pace that our sheer destructive power makes it hard to work with others in joint operations.” ~ Victor Davis Hanson
  45. “I fully support your efforts to stamp out sexual assault in the United States military and believer that there is nothing in (Military Justice Improvement Act) that is inconsistent with the responsibility or authority of command. Your efforts in this regard have much broader implications that will actually strengthen the ‘good order and discipline’ of our military, which I believe accounts for much of the resistance that S967 is receiving…Protecting the victims of these abuses and restoring American values to our military culture is long overdue.” ~ Dave McGinnis
  46. “We will fight with full force and might of the United States military.” ~ George W. Bush

  47. “The reality is that the United States military alone cannot be all things to all nations. We will sharpen the application of our resources, better deploy our forces in the world and share our burdens more and more effectively with our partners. And frankly, all our allies need to do the same.” ~ Leon Panetta
  48. “I regret that the Army felt it was necessary to rescind their invitation to the National Day of Prayer Task Force to participate in the Pentagon’s special prayer service. I want to express my strong support for the United States military and all our troops. I will continue to pray that God will give them guidance, wisdom, and protection as they serve this great country.” ~ Franklin Graham
  49. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” ~ John Quincy Adams , US military quotes leadership
  50. “The United States military are preparing weapons which could be used against the aliens, and they could get us into an intergalactic war without us ever having any warning.” ~ Paul Hellyer

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