Quotes May 22, 2020

“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 Eisenhower, 34th President of the United States, and former General of the Army
 
 
 
 
“I hear a lot of crap about what a glorious thing it is to die for your country. It is not glorious – it is stupid! You do not go into battle to die for your country. You go into battle to make the other bastard die for his country.”
General George S. Patton, Jr.
 
 
 
 
“Who dares, wins. Who sweats, wins. Who plans, wins.”
British Special Air Service (SAS)
 
 
 
 
“No guts, no glory.”
Major Gen. Frederick C. Blesse
 
 
 
 
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.”
Calvin Coolidge
 
 
 
 
“Be an example to your men, in your duty and in private life. Never spare yourself and let your troops see that you do not in your endurance of fatigue and privation. Be always tactful and well-mannered. Avoid excessive sharpness of voice, which usually indicates the man who has shortcomings of his own to hide.”
German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
 
 
 
 
“The most important thing I learned is that soldiers watch what their leaders do. You can give them classes and lecture them forever, but it is your personal example they will follow.”
General Colin Powell
 
 
 
 
“The brave die never, though they sleep in dust: Their courage nerves a thousand living men.”
Minot Judson Savage, American clergyman and author
 
 
 
 
“We live in a world that has walls, and those walls need to be guarded by men with guns.”
Aaron Sork
 
 
 
 
“The reason the American Army does so well in wartime, is that war is chaos, and the American Army practices it on a daily basis.”
Karl Dönitz, German Grand Admiral
 
 
 
 
“The best armour is staying out of gun-shot.”
Italian proverb
 
 
 
 
“Whoever said the pen is stronger than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons.”
“The soldier, above all other people, prays for peace, for he must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.”
Douglas MacArthur, an American soldier