Quotations

Last updated on January 18th, 2023 at 12:20 am

Herein are memorable quotations from a wide variety of sources.

Morale

General of the Army George Catlett Marshall one said, “Morale is a state of mine. It is steadfastness and courage and hope…confidence and zeal and loyalty…élan, esprit de corps, and determination.” Morale, he said, “is staying power, the spirit which endures to the end—the will to win.”

Source: About Face, page 38. By David Hackworth. Touchstone Books, Simon & Shuster. 1989.


The Choice

A moment’s courage, or a lifetime of regret.
That’s always been the choice.

Source: Chief Superintendent Reginald Bright, From the BBC television series Endeavour, Season 6, Episode 4, “Degüello”


Thou Shalt Not Be A Bystander

Thou shalt not be a victim.
Thou shalt not be a perpetrator.
And above all,
Thou shalt not be a bystander.

Source: Yehuda Bower


Be Very Careful

You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you’re going, because you might not get there.

Source: – Yogi Berra


Heroism Never Futile

Heroism is never futile, for it is a thing of the soul, demonstrating that man is more than just another animal. This is a truth that needs emphasis in the dingy modern era, when the race’s most basic values are under attack. Honor is, at last, all we can take with us.

Source: – COL Jeff Cooper, USMC (Ret)


Duty – Honor – Country

Duty – Honor – Country. Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be. They are your rallying points: to build courage when courage seems to fail; to regain faith when there seems to be little cause for faith; to create hope when hope becomes forlorn.


 

Source: Address by General of the Army Douglas MacArthur to the Corps of Cadets accepting the Thayer Award, May 12, 1962.


Predictions

It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.

Source: Yogi Berra


Sword And Spirit

There are only two powers in the world…the sword and the spirit. In the long term the sword is always defeated by the spirit.

Source: – Napoleon Bonaparte


The True Soldier

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

Source: ― G.K. Chesterton


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