Quotes May 17, 2019

“Never walk by a mistake.”
Army Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody
“Probably the most dangerous phrase that anyone could use in the world today is that dreadful one: ‘But we’ve always done it that way.'”
widely delivered lecture as the Head of the Training and Technology Directorate at the Naval Data Automation Command | ca. 1980
Rear Admiral Dr. Grace Murray Hopper
“I’m a combat medic and I’m with the infantry. Here’s a quote we stole from the Bible that we use when they ask who’s ready to go to war.” “I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.” (Quote from the Holy Bible – Isaiah 6:8)
D.J. Geiger
“One of my senior non-commissioned officers when I was in the Ranger Department at Fort Benning tried to teach a young 2LT some facts about honor, loyalty, and dedication. I’ve never forgotten his words: “Lieutenant, sometimes you have to stand your ground and pick your ditch to die in.” His words meant that you have to stand up for what you believe in even if faced with overwhelming condemnation.”
a favorite quote of retired Lieutenant Colonel US Army Frank Evans
“The soldier, above all other people, prays for peace, for he must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.”
General Douglas MacArthur
“War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature, and has no chance of being free unless made or kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.”
John Stuart Mill … favorite quote of a U.S. Army Ranger.
“Drink water. Drive on.”
Also used in an acronym called SUADO…
“Suck it up and drive on.”
“Now nothing can be more important than that the work of a soldier should be well done.”
Plato … favorite quote of a U.S. Army Ranger.
While walking patrol in the dead of winter in the mountain camp, freezing my buns off, I would say, “I understand training, it is practice, but I don’t believe you have to practice to suffer.”
U.S. Army Ranger Earl Singletary
“Do what is right, even when no one is looking.”
LTC Debbie Tompkins, U.S. Army
“American soldiers in battle don’t fight for what some president says on TV, they don’t fight for mom, apple pie, the American flag — they fight for one another”
Lt. Colonel Harold G. “Hal” Moore, Jr.
“Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something is more important than fear.”