Either move or be moved. - Colin Powell

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, learning from failure. - Colin Powell

When placed in command -- take charge. - Norman Schwarzkopf

I have not yet begun to fight! - John Paul Jones

We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills;we shall never surrender. - Winston Churchill

The military don't start wars. Politicians start wars. - William Westmoreland

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. Unhappily, I possess neither that eloquence of diction, that poetry of imagination, nor that brillance of metaphor to tell you all what they mean.... You are the leaven which binds together the entire fabric of our national system of defense. From your ranks come the great captains who hold the nation's destiny in their hands the moment the war tocsin sounds. The Long Gray Line has never failed us. Were you to do so, a million ghosts in olive drab, in brown khaki, in blue and gray, would rise from their white crosses thundering those magic words - Duty - Honor - Country. This does not mean that you are war mongers. On the contrary, the soldier, above all other people, prays for peace, for he must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war. But always in our ears ring the ominous words of Plato, that wisest of philosophers: 'Only the dead have seen the end of war.' The shadows are lengthening for me. The twilight is here. My days of old have vanished tone and tint; they have gone glimmering through the dreams of things that were. Their memory is one of wondrous beauty, watered by tears, and coaxed and caressed by the smiles of yesterday. I listen vainly for the witching melody of faint bugles blowing reveille, of far drums beating the long roll. In my dreams I hear again the crash of guns, the rattle of musketry, the strange, mournful mutter of the battlefield. But in the evening of my memory always I come back to West Point. Always there echoes and re-echoes Duty - Honor - Country. Today marks my final roll call with you, but I want you to know when I cross the river my last conscious thoughts will be of The Corps, and The Corps, and The Corps. (speech, May 12, 1962, United States Military Academy at West Point) - General Douglas MacArthur

Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul. - General Douglas MacArthur

It must be of the spirit if we are to save the flesh. - General Douglas MacArthur

I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom. - General George S. Patton

A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow. - General George S. Patton

Always do more than is required of you. - General George S. Patton

Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men. It is the spirit of men who follow and of the man who leads that gains the victory. - General George S. Patton

We need to learn to set our course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship. - General Omar Bradley

What counts is not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog. - Dwight D. Eisenhower

I asked for strength that I might achieve; I was made weak that I might learn humbly to obey. I asked for health that I might do greather things; I was given infirmity that I might do better things. I asked for riches that I might be happy; I was given poverty that I might be wise. I asked for power that I might have the praise of men; I was given weakness that I might feel the need of God. I asked for all things that I might enjoy life; I was given life that I might enjoy all things. I got nothing that I had asked for, but everything that I had hoped for. Almost despite myself my unspoken prayers were answered; I am, among all men, most richly blessed.  - Prayer of an Unknown Confederate Soldier

Pain is weakness leaving the body.  - U. S. Marine Corps slogan

He who commands the sea has command of everything. (Athenian Politician and Naval Strategist - c 500 BC) - Themistocles

If there must be trouble let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.  - Thomas Paine

The general is sorry to be informed that the foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing, a vice heretofore little known in an American Army, is growing into fashion. He hopes that the Officers by example as well as influence will endeavor to check it. That both they and the men will know that we can not hope to have the blessings of heaven on our arms if we continue to insult it with our impiety and folly. - George Washington

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. (War as I Knew It, 1947) - George Smith Patton