Quotes December 31, 2021

“No guts, no glory.”
Frederick C. Blesse
“We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us.”
Winston Churchill
“Praise the bridge that carried you over.”
George Colman
“Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.”
David G. Farragut
“Neither a wise nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.”

“Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.”

“Only our individual faith in freedom can keep us free.”

“The best morale exists when you never hear the word mentioned. When you hear it it’s usually lousy.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower
“I offer neither pay, nor quarters, nor food; I offer only hunger, thirst, forced marches, battles, and death. Let him who loves his country with his heart, and not merely his lips, follow me.”
Giuseppe Garibaldi
“If you find yourself in a fair fight, you didn’t plan your mission properly.”
David Hackworth
“I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country.”
Nathan Hale
“Out of every one hundred men, ten shouldn’t even be there, eighty are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior, and he will bring the others back.”
“Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons.”

“It is fatal to enter a war without the will to win it.”
Douglas MacArthur
“Live for something rather than die for nothing.”

“The soldier is the Army. No army is better than its soldiers. The Soldier is also a citizen. In fact, the highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is that of bearing arms for one’s country.”

“Lead me, follow me, or get the hell out of my way.”

“Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.”

“No good decision was ever made in a swivel chair.”
George S. Patton Jr.
“We have met the enemy and they are ours.”
Oliver Hazard Perry
“Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.”

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, learning from failure.”
Colin Powell
“The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.”
Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr.
“War is hell.”
William Tecumseh Sherman
“A leader is the man who has the ability to get other people to do what they don’t want to do, and like it.”
Harry S. Truman
“I don’t know what effect these men will have upon the enemy, but, by God, they terrify me.”
Arthur Wellesley, First Duke of Wellington (1769-1852)
“The military don’t start wars. Politicians start wars.”
William C. Westmoreland