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100 Inspirational Military Quotes for Honor and Bravery

The military is known as armed forces, which is a heavily armed, highly organized force primarily intended for warfare. Some soldiers lose their lives, while some become physically disabled while fighting for the country. The least people can do is honor our heroes for the bravery they have shown. You should also check out marine quotes, and the best motivational quotes for soldiers on the site.

We have put together a list of military quotes to help honor our soldiers and fallen heroes. Also, read deployment quotes for husband for inspiration. Don’t forget to read words of encouragement for yourself and your loved ones.

Famous Best Military Quotes

Bravery is a required topic in military life. Check out our famous inspirational military quotes, some of which are from fallen heroes that can be a good source of inspiration and encouragement to soldiers.

  1. “If a man hasn’t discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

  2. “Real Man are fighters of the country.”– Deanie Dempsey

  3. “Be an example to your men, in your duty and in private life. Never spare   yourself and let your troops see that you do not in your endurance of fatigue and privation. Be always tactful and well-mannered. Avoid excessive sharpness of voice, which usually indicates the man who has shortcomings of his own to hide.” – German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel.

  4. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader”.- John Quincy Adams

  5. “When you become a leader you give up the right to think about yourself”- Gerald Brooks.

  6. “Once a soldier, always a soldier.”–Leo Schuser

  7. “We sleep peaceably in our beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on our behalf.”- George Orwell.

  8. “A safe army is better than a safe border”- R. Ambedkar

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  9. “Battles are won by slaughter and maneuver. The greater the general, the more he contributes in maneuver, the less he demands in slaughter.”- Winston S. Churchill

  10. “My centre is giving way, my right is in retreat, situation excellent. I attack.” ― Ferdinand Foch

  11. “The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.” – K. Chesterton

Funny Military quotes

Those who serve in the military often have a dry sense of humor that produces some funny military sayings or quotes. Funny military quotes are used to keep soldiers inspired in the field.

  1. “We have women in the military, but they don’t put us in the front lines. They don’t know if we can fight, if we can kill. I think we can. All the general has to do is walk over to the women and say, ‘You see the enemy over there? They say you look fat in those uniforms.'”-Elayne Boosler

  2. “Why does the Air Force need expensive new bombers? Have the people we’ve been bombing over the years been complaining?” — George Wallace

  3. “Our bombs are smarter than the average high school student. At least they can find Kuwait.” — Whitney Brown

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  4. “Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.” — Groucho Marx

  5. “The object of war is not to die for your country, but to make the other bastard die for his.” — General George S. Patton

  6. “When a plane crash seems inevitable, endeavor to strike the softest, cheapest object in the vicinity as slowly and gently as possible”- Unknown

  7. “When I lost my rifle, the Army charged me 85 dollars. That is why in the Navy the Captain goes down with the ship.”— Dick Gregory

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  8. “The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.”— David Friedman

  9. “I am not fond of speaking about politics because I don’t have in my possession an army of 200,000 soldiers.” — Frank Liszt

Military Wife Quotes

Having a military husband can be the most devastating thing. Military wives often get depressed while missing their husbands but tell you what, there is no need for you to feel all sad. Turn to our military wife quotes and get uplifted. 

  1. “Behind every soldier, there is an even stronger woman who stands behind him, supports him, and loves him with all her heart.” 

  2. “The situations we Army wives have to deal with are not normal ones at all. The nomadic life we lead, moving from station to station, being separated from our husbands for long stretches of time, and the constant fear that we live with if our husbands are anywhere near the sensitive areas in the country”   – Aditi Mathur Kumar

  3. “I will wait a million times to see you smile, distance and time;I will be waiting.”— A.A Judes

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  4. “Thank God for men who manage to hold from afar, wipe tears away with tender words and dish out the life force that is hope. She has never felt so alone but out there, across an ocean, and in a foreign land, there is a man who loves her and would lay down his life just so she could feel the light once again”. -Donna Lynn Hope

  5. “We as military spouses don’t want special treatment, we want fair treatment”.  -Deanie Dempsey

  6. “We sit around waiting for them to come home, hoping every day that they are okay and that they know how much we love them our heroes”. –Cierra Powell

  7. “Behind every strong soldier, there is a strong woman who stands behind him, supports him, and loves him with all her heart”. –Anonymous

  8. “Recipe for a Military Wife 1 1/2 cups Patience, 1 lb. Adaptability, 3/4 cup Tolerance, 1 tsp. Courage, A Dash of Adventure Combine above ingredients: Add 2 tablespoons elbow grease. Let sit alone for one year. Marinate frequently with salty tears. Pour off excess fat. Sprinkle lightly with money. Knead dough until payday. Season with international spices. Bake 20 years or until done”.  – Anonymous

  9. “She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her way and it surely has not, she adjusted her sails”. – Elizabeth Edwards

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  10. “An Army wife is probably the only woman in the world who knows and readily accepts that she is the mistress, because, let’s face it, the Army is the wife and the wife gets all the damn attention!”  Aditi Mathur Kuma

  11. “Waiting for you to come back home to me is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do. I love you, my soldier, my hero, my husband”.  Anonymous

Military Spouse Quotes

Sometimes it can be hard to find the right words to communicate just how important a military spouse is to one. Use these military spouse appreciation day quotes on cards to send to your love on the military Spouse Appreciation Day.

  1. “Love knows not distance; it hath no continent; its eyes are for the stars.” — Gilbert Parker

  2. “Patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.” — Adlai Stevenson

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  3. “She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails.” — Elizabeth Edwards

  4. “Sometimes the heart desires very simple things. The heart holds within it all that is most precious, all that we must protect. But it is also braver and bolder, more resilient than we realize. If we wound it, it will heal. And if it breaks, it learns to beat again.” — Jenny in “Call the Midwife”

  5. “A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.” — George A. Moore

  6. “Love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation” — Kahlil Gibran

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  7. “A thing is mighty big when time and distance cannot shrink it.” — Zora Neale Hurston

  8. “I cannot believe that the purpose of life is to be ‘happy.’ I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be honorable, to be compassionate. It is, above all, to matter, to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all.” — Leo Rosten

  9. “The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” — Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

  10. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”–Arthur Ashe

Military Quotes On Teamwork

In the military, soldiers work together because lives may be at stake. High-performing warriors perform better than their competitors because they understand and value teamwork. checkout our military motivational quotes that are to use to motivate a sense of unity among the warriors.  

  1. “Unity is strength… when there is no team work and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved”. – Mattle stemkap

  2. “No one can whistle a symphony, it takes a whole orchestra to play it”.— H.E Luclock. 

  3. “If a team is to reach its potential, each player must be willing to subordinate his personal goals to the good of the team”. — John Maxwell.

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  4. “From time to time, the tree of liberty must be watered with blood of tyrants and patriots”– Thomas Jefferson.

  5. “Alone we can do so little; together we can do much”. –Helea Keller

  6. “Sure there’s no “I” in team but there is a “Me”– Anonymous

  7. “Great things in business are never done by one person. They are done by a team of people”.— Steve Jobs

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  8. “Great team work is the only way to create the breakthrough that define our careers”.— Sherly Sandberg

  9. “No team works out teamwork”.– Dwayne Wade

  10. “We’re not here to take it, we’re here to give it-– Henry Ford

Military Relationship Quotes 

The military is more than just a unit or an organization, it is a band of brothers and sisters. But the cost of love is the grief of separation. The loss of daily contact with your military family is a crushing blow. Almost every part of your life changes. Here are some motivational quotes for military training to hang on to while you await your love. 

  1. “She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her way (and it surely has not), she adjusted her sails”. –Elizabeth Edwards

  2. “It’s been a year and 3 months since we’ve kissed, and I rather have the ghost of his mouth on my lips than kiss anyone else”. AlishaKhan

  3. “The women and families are usually left behind in their country of origin but that does not leave them behind from supporting them. They are always there to love, pray, and care for them from a distance”. –Bryce Clive

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  4. “Military families so much appreciate the love, support and prayers”. –Bob McDonnell 

  5. “Distance between two hearts is not an obstacle, rather a beautiful reminder of just how strong true love can be”. –Anonymous

  6. “The scary thing about distance is you don’t know whether they’ll miss you or forget you” –The Notebook

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  7. “If you found that one person who is really worth the sacrifices, pain, and hardships then your efforts will not go to waste”.- Anna Agoncillo 

  8. “Relationships are based on four principles: respect, understanding, acceptance and appreciation”. –Mahatma Gandhi

  9. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage”. –Lao Tzu

Military Retirement Quotes

Old soldiers never die, they just fade away. Their service in the military over the years is really appreciated. They deserve a respectful retirement. These are the great military retirement quotes. 

  1. “It follows then as certain as that night succeeds the day, that without a decisive naval force we can do nothing definitive, and with it, everything honorable and glorious”.— President George Washington

  2. “I don’t lose any sleep at night over the potential for failure. I cannot even spell the word”.— James Mattis

  3. “Now, when you boys get home, you’re gonna see a lot of war protestors. But don’t be bitter. Go up to one, shake his hand, and smile. Then wink at his girlfriend, because she knows she’s dating a pussy”.— Tommy Franks

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  4. “How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!” — Maya Angelou

  5. “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself”. — Joseph Campbell

  6. “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them”. — John F.Kennedy

  7. “These fallen heroes represent the character of a nation who has a long history of patriotism and honor — and a nation who has fought many battles to keep our country free from threats of terror.” — Michael N. Castle

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  8. “True patriotism isn’t cheap. It’s about taking on a fair share of the burden of keeping America going.” — Robert Reich

  9. “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.” — Winston Churchill

  10. “The brave die never, though they sleep in dust: Their courage nerves a thousand living men.” — Minot J. Savage

Military Women Quotes

In as much as it is believed that only men serve in the military, women serve too. Women have served in the military in many different roles in various jurisdictions throughout history. Here is a list of military women quotes to use to motivate young women out there who look up to military women.

  1. “Don’t forget, women serve too.” –Jessel Coco

  2. “Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world”. -Marily Morroe

  3. “Not all women wear pearls and sensible shoes to work some wear dog tags and combat boots.” -Marsha Blackburn

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  4. “Putting women in military combat is the cutting edge of the feminist goal to force us into an androgynous society.” -Phylus Schafly

  5. “Women are like tea bags- we don’t know our true strength until we are in hot water.” -Blean Rouseveil

  6. “She doesn’t need a hero because she was raised to be one.”K. Priyanka

  7. “Some women date soldiers while others become them” -Tasha Compell

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  8. “Soldiers’ girls and Soldier girls big difference….Big difference.” -Cindy Scot

  9. “I would rather be a female soldier than a beauty queen.” -Nick Castle

  10. “Behind every strong soldier is herself.” -Maya Angelou

Military Bible quotes

Bible verses encourage a military loved one. Comforting quotes can be used for letters and emails for those in the military and those behind. Bible verses are also used to encourage the military to be strong and fight.

  1. “Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ”. –Romans 5:1“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the lord your God will be with you wherever you go”. –Joshua 1:9

  2. “Praise be to the lord my rock who trains my hands for war, My fingers for battle”. -Psalm 144:1

  3. “Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends”. – John 15:13

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  4. “The lord is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in him and he helps me”. -Psalm 28:7 

  5. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”. -Phillipians 4:13

  6. “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind”. -2Timothy 1:7

  7. “I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us”. -Romans 8:1

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  8. “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you”. -Peter 5:7

  9. “Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path”. -Psalm 119:105

  10. Be still and know that I am God.”— Psalm 46:10

  11. “Whoever dwells in the shelter of the most high will rest in the shadow of the almighty.”–Psalm 91:1

Military Couple Quotes

Love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation. A thing is mighty big when time and distance cannot shrink it. These can help one find words to communicate the importance of their relationship. Here is a list of military couple quotes that will keep their love strong.

  1. “I won’t give up on us, God knows I’m tough enough, we’ve got a lot to learn, God knows we’re worth it”. -Jason Mraz

  2. “ My shield at home; shield of the country in the military.”-Deanie Dempsey

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  3. “Distance between two hearts is not an obstacle but a beautiful reminder how strong our love can be”. -MaryAnne Radmacher

  4. “Military love is army strong”.—Anonymous

  5. “Loving a sailor is not hard. The distance is hard. The worry is hard. The sacrifice is hard. But loving him…that’s the easiest thing I have ever done.” -Elizabeth Edward

  6. “I believe in the immeasurable power of love; that true love can and endure any circumstances or reach across any distance”. -Joshua Kelly

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  7. “With you, I’m home”. –Joy Jackson

  8. “Life takes you unexpected places. Love brings you home”. -Lazen Kortney

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