A Collection of Army Quotes
An army marches on it's stomach.
- Quote by Napoleon Bonaparte
The sergeant is the Army.
- Quote by Dwight David Eisenhower
No army has ever done so much with so little.
- Quote by Douglas MacArthur
An army of principles can penetrate where an army of soldiers cannot.
- Quote by Thomas Paine
An army of asses led by a lion is better than an army of lions led by an ass.
- Quotes by George Washington
Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.
- Quotes by George Washington
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?"
- Quote by Jon Stewart
It is better to have a lion at the head of an army of sheep, than a sheep at the head of an army of lions.
- Quote by Daniel Defoe
People say "Iraq had the fourth largest army in the world". Yeah, maybe, but you know what, after the first 3 largest armies, there's a REAL big fucking drop-off. The Hare Krishnas are the 5th largest army in the world, and they've already got all our airports.
- Quote by Bill Hicks
Being in the army is like being in the Boy Scouts, except that the Boy Scouts have adult supervision.
- Quote by Blake Clark
In the Soviet army it takes more courage to retreat than advance.
- Quote by Joseph Stalin
Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom of Europe. the supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any bands of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States.
- Quote by Noah Webster
A great war leaves the country with three armies - an army of cripples, an army of mourners, and an army of thieves.
- German Proverb
The Swiss have an interesting army. Five hundred years without a war. Pretty impressive. Also pretty lucky for them. Ever see that little Swiss Army knife they have to fight with? Not much of a weapon there. Corkscrews, Bottle openers. 'Come on, buddy, let's go. You get past me, the guy in back of me, he's got a spoon. Back off. I've got the toe clippers right here.
- Quote by Jerry Seinfeld
Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.
- Quote by George Herbert
Do not conquer the world with force, for force only causes resistance. Thorns spring up when an army passes. Years of misery follow a great victory. Do only what needs to be done without using violence.
- Quotes by Tao Te Ching
Therefore a victorious army first wins and then seeks battle; a defeated army first battles and then seeks victory.
- Quotes by Sun Tzu
The discipline which makes the soldiers of a free country reliable in battle is not to be gained by harsh or tyrannical treatment. On the contrary, such treatment is far more likely to destroy than to make an army. It is possible to impart instruction and give commands in such a manner and such a tone of voice as to inspire in the soldier no feeling, but an intense desire to obey, while the opposite manner and tone of voice cannot fail to excite strong resentment and a desire to disobey. The one mode or the other of dealing with subordinates springs from a corresponding spirit in the breast of the commander. He who feels the respect which is due to others cannot fail to inspire in them respect for himself. While he who feels, and hence manifests, disrespect towards others, especially his subordinates, cannot fail to inspire hatred against himself.
- Quotes by John McAllister Schofield
The proximity of an army causes prices to go up; and high prices cause people's substance to be drained away. When their substance is drained away, they will be afflicted by heavy exactions. With this loss of substance and exhaustion of strength, the homes of the people will be stripped bare, and their incomes dissipated.
- Quotes by Sun Tzu
No army can withstand the strength of an idea whose time has come.
- Quotes by Victor Hugo
The mass, whether it be a crowd or an army, is vile.
- Quote by Benito Mussolini
Without discipline the Army would just be a bunch of guys wearing the same color clothing.
- Quote by Frank Burns
Neither the Army nor the Navy is of any protection, or very little protection, against aerial raids.
- Quote by Alexander Graham Bell
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.
- Quotes by Calvin Coolidge
It is essential to persuade the soldier that those he is being urged to massacre are bandits who do not deserve to live; before killing other good, decent fellows like himself, his gun would fall from his hands.
- Quote by Andre Gide
The one thing I never want to see again is a military parade. When I resigned from the army and went to a farm I was happy. When the rebellion came, I returned to the service because it was a duty. I had no thought of rank; all I did was try and make.
- Quotes by Ulysses S. Grant
Army life was rough. Would you believe it, they actually wanted me to pitch three times a week.
- Quote by Whitey Ford
A standing army is one of the greatest mischief that can possibly happen.
- Quote by James Madison
Twenty or thirty years ago, in the army, we had a lot of obscure adventures, and years later we tell them at parties, and suddenly we realize that those two very difficult years of our lives have become lumped together into a few episodes that have lodged in our memory in a standardized form, and are always told in a standardized way, in the same words. But in fact that lump of memories has nothing whatsoever to do with our experience of those two years in the army and what it has made of us.
- Quote by Vaclav Havel
They may attack me with an army of six hundred syllogisms; and if I do not recant, they will proclaim me a heretic.
- Quote by Desiderius Erasmus
Where are they now that we, the men whom they sent off to war, have returned? These are commanders who have deserted their troops, and there is no more serious crime in the law of war. The Army says they never leave their wounded. The Marines say they never leave even their dead. These men have left all the casualties and retreated behind a pious shield of public rectitude. They have left the real stuff of their reputation bleaching behind them in the sun in this country.
- Quote by Senator John Kerry
We call Japanese soldiers fanatics when they die rather than surrender, whereas American soldiers who do the same thing are called heroes.
- Quote by Robert Maynard Hutchins
In the Army of the Shenandoah, you were the First Brigade! In the Army of the Potomac you were the First Brigade! In the Second Corps of this Army, you are the First Brigade! You are the First Brigade in the affections of your general, and I hope by your future deeds and bearing you will be handed down the posterity as the First Brigade in this our Second War of Independence. Farewell!
- Quote by Thomas Stonewall Jackson
I loved the Army as an institution and loathed every single thing it required me to do.
- Quote by Simon Raven
These guys are not from the Iraqi army, ... These are not Iraqi soldiers. They are not members of any of the Iraqi armed forces.
- Quote by Al Capone
The Marine Corps is the Navy's police force and as long as I am President that is what it will remain. They have a propaganda machine that is almost equal to Stalin's.
- Quote by Harry S Truman
The Army wants you!