Saluting Our Heroes: 50 Inspiring Quotes on Military Service

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The military is an integral part of our society, and the brave men and women who serve in it are true heroes. They put their lives on the line every day to protect our country and ensure our safety. It is important to honor and salute these heroes for their selfless service and sacrifice.

50 Inspiring Quotes on Military Service

“The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.”

Douglas MacArthur

This quote by General Douglas MacArthur highlights the fact that soldiers are the ones who truly understand the horrors of war and the toll it takes on individuals and society.

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.”

Ronald Reagan

Former President Ronald Reagan reminds us that freedom is a precious gift that must be constantly protected and fought for by each generation.

“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”

George S. Patton Jr.

This quote by General George S. Patton Jr. emphasizes the importance of soldiers in the military and their dual role as both defenders of the country and citizens of it.

“The military don’t start wars. Politicians start wars.”

William Westmoreland

Former US Army General William Westmoreland reminds us that it is politicians, not soldiers, who make the decisions to go to war.

“The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.”

Jeff Miller

This quote by Congressman Jeff Miller acknowledges the sacrifices that veterans have made for our country and the gratitude we owe them for their service.

“A true hero isn’t measured by the size of his strength, but by the strength of his heart.”

Hercules

This quote from the Disney movie Hercules reminds us that true heroes are not defined by physical strength, but rather by their courage and heart.

“No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he is vigilant in its preservation.”

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Former President Dwight D. Eisenhower reminds us that freedom is not a given, and that we must be vigilant in protecting and preserving it.

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“The soldier above all prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.”

Douglas MacArthur

This quote by General Douglas MacArthur highlights the fact that soldiers are the ones who truly understand the horrors of war and the toll it takes on individuals and society.

“The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.”

G.K. Chesterton

This quote by writer G.K. Chesterton reminds us that soldiers fight not out of hatred, but out of love for the people and country they are defending.

“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.”

George S. Patton Jr.

This quote by General George S. Patton Jr. emphasizes the importance of soldiers in the military and their dual role as both defenders of the country and citizens of it.

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

Edmund Burke

This quote by philosopher Edmund Burke reminds us that in the face of evil, it is important for good people to take action and stand up for what is right.

“The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.”

Douglas MacArthur

This quote by General Douglas MacArthur highlights the fact that soldiers are the ones who truly understand the horrors of war and the toll it takes on individuals and society.

“There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”

John 15:13

This Biblical quote from John 15:13 reminds us that the ultimate sacrifice a person can make is to lay down their life for their friends.

“You are remembered for the rules you break.”

Douglas MacArthur

This quote by General Douglas MacArthur reminds us that sometimes it is necessary to break the rules in order to achieve the greater good.

“In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.”

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Jose Narosky

This quote by Argentine writer Jose Narosky reminds us that even those who physically survive war are still deeply affected by it.

“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.”

George S. Patton Jr.

This quote by General George S. Patton Jr. emphasizes the importance of soldiers in the military and their dual role as both defenders of the country and citizens of it.

“The brave die never, though they sleep in dust: Their courage nerves a thousand living men.”

Minot J. Savage

This quote by American Unitarian minister Minot J. Savage reminds us that the bravery of those who have passed on lives on through the inspiration it provides to others.

“I have not yet begun to fight!”

John Paul Jones

This quote by American naval officer John Paul Jones is a famous declaration of defiance and determination in the face of adversity.

“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

This quote by former President John F. Kennedy highlights the pride and satisfaction that comes with serving in the US Navy and other branches of the military.

“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.”

George S. Patton Jr.

This quote by General George S. Patton Jr. emphasizes the importance of soldiers in the military and their dual role as both defenders of the country and citizens of it.

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”

Steve Jobs

While not directly related to military service, this quote by Steve Jobs reminds us that finding passion and purpose in our work is essential to doing great things.

“Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.”

Michel de Montaigne

This quote by French philosopher Michel de Montaigne emphasizes that true valor comes from within, from a courageous and steadfast soul.

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“I am a soldier, I fight where I am told, and I win where I fight.”

George S. Patton Jr.

This quote by General George S. Patton Jr. emphasizes the importance of following orders and doing one’s best to achieve victory in any situation.

“To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.”

George Washington

This quote by former President and military leader George Washington highlights the importance of being prepared for conflict as a means of preventing it.

“I don’t know what effect these men will have upon the enemy, but, by God, they terrify me.”

Duke of Wellington

This quote by British military leader the Duke of Wellington highlights the fear and respect that soldiers can inspire in their enemies.

“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.”

George S. Patton Jr.

This quote by General George S. Patton Jr. emphasizes the importance of soldiers in the military and their dual role as both defenders of the country and citizens of it.

“A true hero isn’t measured by the size of his strength, but by the strength of his heart.”

Hercules

This quote from the Disney movie Hercules reminds us that true heroes are not defined by physical strength, but rather by their courage and heart.

“The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.”

Douglas MacArthur

This quote by General Douglas MacArthur highlights the fact that soldiers are the ones who truly understand the horrors of war and the toll it takes on individuals and society.

“In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.”

Jose Narosky

This quote by Argentine writer Jose Narosky reminds us that even those who physically survive war are still deeply affected by it.

“Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.”

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Michel de Montaigne

This quote by French philosopher Michel de Montaigne emphasizes that true valor comes from within, from a courageous and steadfast soul.

“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.”

George S. Patton Jr.

This quote by General George S. Patton Jr. emphasizes the importance of soldiers in the military and their dual role as both defenders of the country and citizens of it.

“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

This quote by former President John F. Kennedy highlights the pride and satisfaction that comes with serving in the US Navy and other branches of the military.

“The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.”

G.K. Chesterton

This quote by writer G.K. Chesterton reminds us that soldiers fight not out of hatred, but out of love for the people and country they are defending.

“The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.”

Douglas MacArthur

This quote by General Douglas MacArthur highlights the fact that soldiers are the ones who truly understand the horrors of war and the toll it takes on individuals and society.

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”

Steve Jobs

While not directly related to military service, this quote by Steve Jobs reminds us that finding passion and purpose in our work is essential to doing great things.

“I have not yet begun to fight!”

John Paul Jones

This quote by American naval officer John Paul Jones is a famous declaration of defiance and determination in the face of adversity.

“The willingness

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