Army quotes sayings

Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.
George Herbert

An army is a nation within a nation; it is one of the vices of our age.
Alfred de Vigny

Without discipline the Army would just be a bunch of guys wearing the same color clothing.
Frank Burns

Conduct…to the prejudice of good order and military discipline.

Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.
George Washington

The army ages men sooner than the law and philosophy; it exposes them more freely to germs, which undermine and destroy, and it shelters them more completely from thought, which stimulates and preserves.
H. G. Wells

I am a soldier, I fight where I am told, and I win where I fight.
General George Patton Jr

An army of asses led by a lion is better than an army of lions led by an ass.
George Washington

An army is a team. It lives, eats, sleeps, fights as a team. This individuality stuff is a bunch of bullshit.

General George Patton Jr

Therefore a victorious army first wins and then seeks battle; a defeated army first battles and then seeks victory.
Sun Tzu

I have got an infamous army, very weak and ill-equipped, and a very inexperienced staff.
Duke of Wellington

A great war leaves the country with three armies – an army of cripples, an army of mourners, and an army of thieves.
German Proverb

No army can withstand the strength of an idea whose time has come.
Victor Hugo

When armies are mobilized and issues joined, the man who is sorry over the fact will win.
Lao Tzu

No nation ever had an army large enough to guarantee it against attack in time of peace or insure it victory in time of war.
Calvin Coolidge

One who sets the entire army in motion to chase an advantage will not attain it.
Sun Tzu

Ours is composed of the scum of the earth.
Duke of Wellington

No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.

Attributed to General George Patton Jr

Why can’t they have gay people in the army? Personally, I think they are just afraid of a thousand guys with M16s going, “Who’d you call a faggot?”
Jon Stewart

Neither the Army nor the Navy is of any protection, or very little protection, against aerial raids.
Alexander Graham Bell

Every man who expresses an honest thought is a soldier in the army of intellectual liberty.
Robert Green Ingersoll

An army is a nation within a nation, it is one of the vices of courage.
Alfred de Vigny

We’re all rehearsing for the presidency. I always wanted to be commander-in-chief of my one-woman-army.
Ani Difranco

Army life was rough. Would you believe it, they actually wanted me to pitch three times a week.
Whitey Ford

Being in the army is like being in the Boy Scouts, except that the Boy Scouts have adult supervision.
Blake Clark

Give me an army of West Point graduates and I’ll win a battle. Give me a handful of Texas Aggies, and I’ll win the war.
General George S. Patton

I am more afraid of an army of 100 sheep led by a lion than an army of 100 lions led by a sheep.
Charles M. de Talleyrand

An army marches on it’s stomach.
Napoleon Bonaparte

War is an art and as such is not susceptible of explanation by fixed formula.
General George Patton Jr

A standing army is one of the greatest mischief that can possibly happen.
James Madison

Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men.
General George Patton Jr

The chief attraction of military service has consisted and will consist in this compulsory and irreproachable idleness.
Leo Tolstoy

Keeping an army in America has been nothing but a public nuisance.
John Adams

I’ve always wanted to go to Switzerland to see what the army does with those wee red knives.
Billy Connolly

Everyone imposes his own system as far as his army can reach.
Joseph Stalin

In the Soviet army it takes more courage to retreat than advance.
Joseph Stalin

An army without culture is a dull-witted army, and a dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy.
Mao Zedong

Bring the army of the faithful through.
George Meredith

It is imperative to contest all factions for complete victory, so the army is not garrisoned and the profit can be total. This is the law of strategic siege.
Sun Tzu

An army of principles can penetrate where an army of soldiers cannot.
Thomas Paine

His speeches left the impression of an army of pompous phrases moving over the landscape in search of an idea

No army has ever done so much with so little.
Douglas MacArthur

Join the army. Visit strange and exotic places. Meet fascinating people. And kill them.
American saying

I had a tremendous horror of going into the Army. That is probably why I went to college for so long.
Bruce Conner

It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.
Robert H. Schuller

Marriage is like the army. Everybody complains, but you’d be surprised at how many re-enlist.

The trouble with military rule is that every colonel or general is soon full of ambition. The navy takes over today and the army tomorrow.
Yakubu Gowon

A good battle plan that you act on today can be better than a perfect one tomorrow.
Gen George S. Patton

A whole army, though they can neither write nor read, are not afraid of a platform… therefore a whole army is afraid of one man.
James Harrington

The only way to form an army to be confided in, was a systematic discipline, by which means all men may be made heroes.
John Adams

The Army damages itself when it doesn’t live up to its own values.
Claudia Kennedy

Nothing can be more hurtful to the service, than the neglect of discipline; for that discipline, more than numbers, gives one army the superiority over another.
George Washington

We call Japanese soldiers fanatics when they die rather than surrender, whereas American soldiers who do the same thing are called heroes.
Robert Maynard Hutchins

Of all those in the army close to the commander none is more intimate than the secret agent; of all rewards none more liberal than those given to secret agents; of all matters none is more confidential than those relating to secret operations.
Sun Tzu