25 Best Army Quotes
It’s never a bad time to be motivated by the 25 best army quotes brought to you by some of the greatest minds in history. The 25 best army quotes will make you laugh, cry, think and be inspired.
1. “Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.” – Alexander Hamilton
2. “Discipline is the soul of an Army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to all of the weak, and esteem to all.” – George Washington
3. “Even a phone call that lasts a couple minutes or seconds can make your day or entire week.” – Military Moments
4. “The soldier is the Army. No Army is better than its soldiers. The soldier is also a citizen. In fact, the highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is that of bearing arms for one’s country.” – George S Patton
5. “It is fatal to enter a war without the will to win it.” – Douglas MacArthur
6. “Soldiers can sometimes make decisions that are smarter than the orders they have been given.” – Orson Scott Card, Enders Game
7. “I am not afraid of an Army of lions lead by a sheep; I am afraid of sheep lead by a lion.” – Alexander the Great
8. “The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.” – Dwight D Eisenhower
9. “None but an armed nation can dispense with a standing army. To keep ours armed and disciplined is therefore at all times important.” – Thomas Jefferson
10. “I can’t expect loyalty from the army if I do not give it.” – George C Marshall
11. “Lead me, follow me, or get the hell out of my way.” – George S. Patton
12. “The Army is the true nobility of our country.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
13. “I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.” – Abraham Lincoln
14. “The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.” – Albert Einstein
15. “On the battlefield, the military pledges to leave no soldier behind. As a nation, let it be our pledge that when they return home, we leave no veteran behind .” – Dan Lipinski
16. “Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost their confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either is a failure of leadership.” – Colin Powell
17. “Soldiers generally win battles; generals get credit for them.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
18. “Those who give up essential liberties for temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” – Benjamin Franklin
19. “Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca
20. “America’s fighting men and women sacrifice much to ensure that our great nation stays free. We owe a debt of gratitude to the soldiers who have paid the ultimate price for this cause, as well as for those who are blessed enough to return from the battlefield unscathed.” – Allen Boyd
21. “Ten soldiers lead wisely will beat a hundred without a head.” – Euripides
22. “No nation ever had an army large enough to guarantee it against attack in a time of peace or ensure it of victory in time of war” – Calvin Coolidge
23. “The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” – Thomas Paine
24. “It is hard to lead a calvary charge if you think you look funny on a horse.” – Adlai E Stephenson
25. “In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” – Dwight D Eisenhower
Military ranks are an organizational structure used to order and dictate relationships in the armed forces. Military ranks are crucial to the success of the army because of the logistical implications. Could you imagine if the army was egalitarian?
Think of the military as a body and each department as an organ. They work together on different tasks to reach their collective goal to keep the body alive. In the Armed Forces, if there was no structure there would be no decision makers to determine what each organ (or department) needs to do. It would be chaotic to say the least.
Therefore, our Military has always had a hierarchical structure to maintain a well ordered and disciplined group. Over time, due to advances in technology and increased specialization, military ranks have become more complex. The United States Military is very powerful and the structure is equally intricate and can be baffling. Below is a list of military ranks for each branch of the military (Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Marine Corps) in ascending order.