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The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.
Leo Tolstoy

When I want my men to remember something important, to really make it stick, I give it to
them double dirty. It may not sound nice to some bunch of little old ladies at an afternoon
tea party, but it helps my soldiers to remember. You can't run an army without profanity; and
it has to be eloquent profanity. An army without profanity couldn't fight its way out of a
piss-soaked paper bag.
George S. Patton

War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same
reputation and prestige that the warrior does today.
John F. Kennedy

A soldier becomes smart after eating some warm food.
Jewish proverb

It's better to fade away like an old soldier than to burn out... I worship the people who survive.
John Lennon

My men don't surrender. I don't want to hear of any soldier under my command being captured
unless he has been hit. Even if you are hit, you can still fight back.
George S. Patton

It is better to be a soldier than a priest.
Greek proverb

The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue; courage is only the second virtue.
Napoleon Bonaparte

What the ancients called a clever fighter is one who not only wins, but excels in winning with
Sun Tzu

The two worst strategic mistakes to make are acting prematurely and letting an opportunity
slip; to avoid this, the warrior treats each situation as if it were unique and never resorts to
formulae, recipes or other people's opinions.
Paulo Coelho

All are not soldiers who go to wars.
Spanish proverb

I have never cared very much for personal prizes. A person does not become a freedom
fighter in the hope of winning awards.
Nelson Mandela

Life is a gamble. You can get hurt, but people die in plane crashes, lose their arms and legs in
car accidents; people die every day. Same with fighters: Some die, some get hurt, some go
on. You just don't let yourself believe it will happen to you.
Muhammad Ali

No warrior without hardships.
African proverb, Ovambo

She died in my arms saying, "I don't want to die." That is what death is like. It doesn't matter
what uniforms the soldiers are wearing. It doesn't matter how good the weapons are. I
thought if everyone could see what I saw, we could never have war anymore.
Jonathan Safran Foer

In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.
Jose Narosky

Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day
you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or
concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.
Colin Powell

When goods do not cross borders, soldiers will.
Frederic Bastiat

Military guys are rarely as smart as they think they are, and they've never gotten over the
fact that civilians run the military.
Maureen Dowd

Military men are just dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy.
Henry Kissinger

As far as Saddam Hussein being a great military strategist, he is neither a strategist, nor is he
schooled in the operational arts, nor is he a tactician, nor is he a general, nor is he a soldier.
Other than that, he's a great military man, I want you to know that.
Norman Schwarzkopf

America without her Soldiers would be like God without His angels.
Claudia Pemberton

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