If you tell people where to go, but not how to get there, you'll be amazed at the results.
Accept the challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.
Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable.
When you have collected all the facts and fears and made your decision, turn off all your fears and go ahead!
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.
A man is not measured by how much he can take and stand but by how fast he regains once fallen.
The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.
If everybody is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.
I would rather have a German division in front of me than a French one behind me.
A real man will never let his fear of death overpower his honor, his sense of duty to his country, and his innate manhood.
It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather, we should thank God that such men lived.
There is a time to take counsel of your fears, and there is a time to never listen to any fear.
Untutored courage is useless in the face of educated bullets.
I don't fear failure. I only fear the slowing up of the engine inside of me which is saying, ‘Keep going, someone must be on top, why not you?
A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.
A man must know his destiny… if he does not recognize it, then he is lost. By this I mean, once, twice, or at the very most, three times, fate will reach out and tap a man on the shoulder… if he has the imagination, he will turn around and fate will point out to him what fork in the road he should take, if he has the guts, he will take it.
If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.
All very successful commanders are prima donnas and must be so treated.
Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.
Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.
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.
Compared to war, all other forms of human endeavor shrink to insignificance. God help me, I do love it so.
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.
Americans love to fight. All real Americans love the sting of battle.
I am a Soldier, I fight where I am told, and I win where I fight.
I am convinced that much more emphasis should be placed on history. The purpose of history is to learn how human beings react when exposed to the danger of wounds or death...
Human beings are made up of flesh and blood, and a miracle fiber called courage.
We herd sheep, we drive cattle, we lead people. Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.
The test of success is not what you do when you are on top. Success is how high you bounce when you hit the bottom.
You cannot be disciplined in great things and undisciplined in small things. Brave undisciplined men have no chance against the discipline and valour of other men. Have you seen a few policemen handle a crowd?
Anyone in any walk of life who is content with mediocrity is untrue to himself and to American tradition.
The time to take counsel of your fears is before you make an important battle decision. That's the time to listen to every fear you can imagine! When you have collected all the facts and fears and made your decision, turn off all your fears and go ahead!
Dont tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.