250+ Best Military Sayings (Inspirational/Motivational) 2023

Today we are gonna tell you all the famous military sayings! Of course the military works so hard to keep us safe and that is why we should honor them in the best way possible. So in this article you will find some of the best and popular military saying that you can share with your military friends!

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Military Sayings With Meaning

“Got your six” Meaning: Watching your back

“In the trenches” Meaning: Stuck in a drawn out, tough fight.

“No man’s land” Meaning: Dangerous ground or a topic that it is dangerous to discuss

“Screw the pooch” Meaning: To bungle something badly

“Balls to the walls” Meaning: To go as fast as one possibly can.

“Bite the bullet” Meaning: To endure pain or discomfort without crying out

“Boots on the ground” Meaning: Ground troops engaged in an operation

“Bought the farm” Meaning: To die

“Caught a lot of flak” Meaning: To be criticized, especially harshly

“FUBAR”/”SNAFU”/”TARFU” Meaning: Everything about the current situation sucks

Military Sayings

I will never quit. My nation expects me to be physically harder and mentally stronger than my enemies. If knocked down i will get back up, every time. I will draw on every remaining ounce of strength to protect my enemies and to accomplish our mission. I am never out of the fight.

America’s finest – our men and women in uniform, are a force for good throughout the world, and that is nothing to apologize for.

America without her Soldiers would be like God without His angels.

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

In peace, children inter their parents; war violates the order of nature and causes parents to inter their children.

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.

In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.

We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us.

Battles are won by slaughter and maneuver. The greater the general, the more he contributes in maneuver, the less he demands in slaughter.

It is a proud privilege to be a soldier _ a good soldier [with] discipline, self-respect, pride in his unit and his country, a high sense of duty and obligation to comrades and to his superiors, and a self confidence born of demonstrated ability.

There is only one tactical principle which is not subject to change. It is to use the means at hand to inflict the maximum amount of wound, death and destruction on the enemy in the minimum amount of time.

People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

We must never forget why we have, and why we need our military. Our armed forces exist solely to ensure our nation is safe, so that each and every one of us can sleep soundly at night, knowing we have ‘guardians at the gate.’

I hate it when they say, ‘He gave his life for his country.’ Nobody gives their life for anything. We steal the lives of these kids. We take it away from them. They don’t die for the honor and glory of their country. We kill them.

No man is fit to command another that cannot command himself.

The military might of a country represents its national strength. Only when it builds up its military might in every way can it develop into a thriving country.

The veterans of our military services have put their lives on the line to protect the freedoms that we enjoy. They have dedicated their lives to their country and deserve to be recognized for their commitment.

The U.S. Military is us. There is no truer representation of a country than the people that it sends into the field to fight for it. The people who wear our uniform and carry our rifles into combat are our kids, and our job is to support them, because they’re protecting us.

After I was discharged from the military, it was difficult trying to become a civilian.

A Purple Heart just proves that were you smart enough to think of a plan, stupid enough to try it, and lucky enough to survive.

The number of medals on an officer’s breast varies in inverse proportion to the square of the distance of his duty from the front line.

Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons

If you can’t get them to salute when they should salute and wear the clothes you tell them to wear, how are you going to get them to die for their country?

Why does the Air Force need expensive new bombers? Have the people we’ve been bombing over the years been complaining?

You don’t have to be straight to be in the military; you just have to be able to shoot straight.

I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.

Never forget that no military leader has ever become great without audacity. if the leader is filled with high ambition and if he pursues his aims with audacity and strength of will, he will reach them in spite of all obstacles.

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Inspirational Military Sayings

We are forever indebted to those who have given their lives that we might be free.

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.

Military simulation is an important way of training people for an emergency.

Military confrontation is not a suitable alternative in confronting terror and current security threats.

Military missions cannot be a normal tool of politics, but instead must remain the great exception.

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.

War is much too serious a matter to be entrusted to the military.

Moments of thinking are your military moments because they are the moments where you take the opportunity to attack and eliminate your problems!

A man does not have himself killed for a half-pence a day or for a petty distinction. You must speak to the soul in order to electrify him.

The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.

Military commanders do not want to be tried for war crimes, even if those crimes are committed online.

Motivational Military Sayings

When things go wrong in your command, start wading for the reason in increasing larger concentric circles around your own desk.

A leader is the man who has the ability to get other people to do what they don’t want to do, and like it.

Our military and the strength of our military and the strengthening of our military is a number one priority for the Trump administration.

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

The good general is simply the good company commander in his post-graduate course. The idea that more godlike qualities are required of him and that he above others can achieve miracles through the working of his will is dismissed as idle superstition.

Military glory the attractive rainbow that rises in showers of blood.

Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.

When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty.

Also remember that in any man’s dark hour, a pat on the back and an earnest handclasp may work a small miracle

Stand your ground. Don’t fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here!

The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.

In a military operation, the command and control elements are a legitimate target.

Military power wins battles, but spiritual power wins wars.

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

A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent.

The military wants a system that protects its policies and privileges.

Our military plans should be based on the assumption of unpredictability, rather than on carefully drawn, static models of the world.

The brave die never, though they sleep in dust: Their courage nerves a thousand living men.

These military devices, leading to victory, must not be divulged beforehand.


These are the best military sayings. I hope you guys like our collection of military sayings. If you have any question or suggestion then just comment below or contact us.