Best 83 Motivational Quotes Military

Military service demands a unique combination of physical and mental strength, discipline, and sacrifice. For those serving in the military, staying motivated can be a daily challenge. Motivational quotes can be a powerful tool to inspire and uplift military personnel, helping them to stay focused and driven in the face of adversity. From generals to soldiers, many have shared their inspiring words to motivate the military community. In this article, we will explore some of the most powerful motivational quotes from military leaders, war heroes, and other influential figures that can inspire and encourage anyone who is serving or has served in the military.

  1. Bravery is being the only one who knows you’re afraid. -Franklin P. Jones
  2. When things go wrong in your command, start wading for the reason in increasingly larger concentric circles around your own desk.— General Bruce D. Clark
  3. It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. -E.E. Cummings
  4. “War is too important to be left to the generals.”- Georges Clémenceau
  5. It is courage, courage, courage, that raises the blood of life to crimson splendour. Live bravely and present a brave front to adversity. -Horace
  6.  “Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca
  7. “The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it. —Thucydides” – Dave Grossman, On Combat: The Psychology and Physiology of Deadly Conflict in War and in Peace
  8.  “To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less.” – Andre Malraux
  9. The best way out is always through. -Robert Frost
  10.  “This will remain the land of the free so long as it is the home of the brave.” – Elmer Davis
  11. Being brave means knowing that when you fail, you don’t fail forever. -Lana Del Rey
  12. “Who dares, wins. Who sweats, wins. Who plans, wins.” – British Special Air Service (SAS)
  13. Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience. -Paulo Coelho
  14. “If a man hasn’t discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
  15. I don’t lose any sleep at night over the potential for failure. I cannot even spell the word. – Jim Mattis
  16. Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened. -Dr. Seuss
  17. “Fortune favours the brave.” – Terence
  18. You’ve changed me forever. And I’ll never forget you. -Kiera Cass
  19. ”Only our individual faith in freedom can keep us free.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower
  20. There are far better things ahead than we ever leave behind. -C.S. Lewis
  21.  ”I don’t know what effect these men will have upon the enemy, but, by God, they terrify me.” – The Duke of Wellington
  22. It takes a minute to say hello and forever to say goodbye. -Unknown
  23. It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends. – J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  24. “Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.” – Alexander Hamilton
  25. Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. -Winston S. Churchill
  26. ”No guts, no glory.” – Major Gen. Frederick C. Blesse
  27. It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. -E.E. Cummings
  28.  ”If you find yourself in a fair fight, you didn’t plan your mission properly.” – David Hackworth
  29. Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practise any other virtue consistently. -Maya Angelou
  30. “The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” – Thomas Paine
  31. Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim. -Nora Ephron
  32. Military spouses find their strength along the way. Everyone began frightened of distance, deployment, and the unknown. -The Seasoned Spouse
  33.  “America without her Soldiers would be like God without His angels.” – Claudia Pemberton
  34. The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, they are felt with the heart. -The Little Prince
  35. “A safe army is better than a safe border” – B.R. Ambedkar
  36. How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. -A.A. Milne
  37. Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. -John Quincy Adams
  38. “We live in a world that has walls and those walls need to be guarded by men with guns.” – Aaron Sorkin
  39. Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other. -Walter Elliot
  40.  “No man is a man until he has been a soldier.” – Louis de Bernières
  41. Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did. -Newt Gingrich
  42. “Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste death but once.” – William Shakespeare
  43. Perseverance, secret of all triumphs. -Victor Hugo
  44. “He loves his country best and who strives to make it best.” – Robert G. Ingersoll
  45. “There are not enough chinamen in the world to stop a fully armed Marine regiment from going where ever they want to go” – General Lewis B. “Chesty” Puller
  46. “This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” – Elmer Davis
  47. Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance. -Samuel Johnson
  48. True love doesn’t mean being inseparable; it means being separated and nothing changes. – Unknown
  49.  “Sometimes you have to pick the gun up to put the Gun down.”- Malcolm X
  50. Distance means so little when someone means so much. – Unknown
  51. “Bravery is being the only one who knows you’re afraid.” – Colonel David Hackworth
  52. When we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever. -Winnie the Pooh
  53. Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy. -Fred De Witt Van Amburgh
  54.  “I am not afraid of an Army of lions lead by a sheep; I am afraid of sheep lead by a lion.” – Alexander the Great
  55. “These Marines left their home–all these great Americans left their home–signed up during a time of war and said, ‘I wanna do that.’ And we owe them so much gratitude. I am so, so proud. And they understand that in our profession there can be no second place. There can be no losing. Because the weight of our nation rests on their shoulders.” – Sergeant Major Bradley Kasal
  56. “The Army is the true nobility of our country.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  57. Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough. -Oprah Winfrey
  58.  “How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!” – Maya Angelou
  59. It is impossible to feel grateful and depressed at the same moment. -Naomi Williams
  60. “True courage is being afraid, and going ahead and doing your job.” – Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr
  61. When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around. -Willie Nelson
  62.  “The hand of the aggressor is stayed by strength — and strength alone.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower
  63. Gratitude and attitude are not challenges; they are choices. -Robert Braathe
  64. We would worry less if we praised more. Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontent and dissatisfaction. -H.A. Ironside
  65. “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.” – Nathan Hale
  66. Silent gratitude isn’t very useful to anyone. -Gertrude Stein
  67.  “Never forget that no military leader has ever become great without audacity.” – Carl von Clausewitz
  68. As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. -John F. Kennedy
  69. “A ship without Marines is like a garment without buttons.” – Admiral David D. Porter
  70. Gratitude is a duty which ought to be paid, but which none have a right to expect. -Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  71.  “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
  72. Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well. -Voltaire
  73. Patriotism demands of us sustained sacrifice. -Chiang Kai-shek
  74. “From time to time, the tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots. ― Thomas Jefferson
  75. It is the pride of my heart to have been one of the earliest adopted sons of America. -Marquis de Lafayette
  76.  “Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.” ― George Washington
  77. Liberty has never come from the Government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of limitations of governmental power, not the increase of it. -Woodrow Wilson
  78.  “War is the greatest evil Satan has invented to corrupt our hearts and souls. We should honour our soldiers, but we should never honour war.”- Dean Hughes
  79. Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few. -Winston Churchill
  80. “We sleep peaceably in our beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on our behalf.”- George Orwell
  81. Take patriotism away, and the nation’s soul has fled. -Edward Mark Deems
  82.  ”Heroism doesn’t always happen in a burst of glory. Sometimes small triumphs and large hearts change the course of history.” – Mary Roach
  83. “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.


In conclusion, the military is a challenging and demanding profession that requires a lot of strength, resilience, and courage. It takes a lot of motivation to succeed and overcome obstacles in this field, and many military leaders have offered inspiring quotes that can help others stay motivated and focused on their goals. These quotes can apply not only to those serving in the military but also to anyone facing adversity in their lives. By staying positive, persevering through challenges, and maintaining a strong sense of purpose, we can all achieve great things, just like those who serve in the military.

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