American Soldier Quotes


663 American Soldier quotes:



"You learn far more from negative leadership than from positive leadership. Because you learn how not to do it. And, therefore, you learn how to do it."
"Do what is right, not what you think the high headquarters wants or what you think will make you look good."
"In a few days an officer came to our camp, under a flag of truce, and informed Hamilton, then a captain of artillery, but afterwards the aid of General Washington, that Captain Hale had been arrested within the British lines condemned as a spy, and executed that morning."
"I thought using the Ayatollah's money to support the Nicaraguan resistance was a neat idea."
"Duty is the sublimest word in our language."
"Many have puzzled themselves about the origin of evil. I am content to observe that there is evil, and that there is a way to escape from it, and with this I begin and end."
"I cannot trust a man to control others who cannot control himself."
"If the regulars are to be put together, I believe they would prefer me to the other Cavalry Commanders."
"The trite saying that honesty is the best policy has met with the just criticism that honesty is not policy. The real honest man is honest from conviction of what is right, not from policy."
"I think it better to do right, even if we suffer in so doing, than to incur the reproach of our consciences and posterity."
"We must expect reverses, even defeats. They are sent to teach us wisdom and prudence, to call forth greater energies, and to prevent our falling into greater disasters."
"Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy."
"Whiskey - I like it, I always did, and that is the reason I never use it."
Author: Lee Quotes Category: American Soldier Quotes Reason Quotes
"The zeal, bravery, and good behavior of the officers and men on the night of June 30, and during July 1, was commendable in the extreme."
"As to whether the people who were supposedly to put up the money and did put it up or whether it was Arthur's own money is something which I shall never know."
"If the United States is hit with a weapon of mass destruction that inflicts large casualties, the Constitution will likely be discarded in favor of a military form of government."
"There was splendid fighting on the part of the division on the 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th. There was no faltering or hesitation. Each man went to work determined to carry anything in reason."
"I have not been able to get any grain yet. It is all in the country, and the people talk instead of working."
"In other words the pictures are in a kind of relationship with each other which is touching only at points rather than pictures being illustrations of poems or poems extrapolations of the pictures."
"We will not be beaten. But we may be shamed and embarrassed on a needlessly long road to victory."


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