Veterans have a lot to teach us about life. They have learned many lessons while serving in the Army, and these lessons can be applied to our everyday lives. These quotes are full of wisdom, and they can help us live our lives in a more meaningful way.

 

 

 

“The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.”
– Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States and former Captain in the Army Reserves

This quote from Ronald Reagan is very inspiring. It shows that a great leader is someone other than the one who does the most. Instead, a great leader is one who gets others to do great things. This means that a leader must be able to motivate and inspire others to be successful.

 

“The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war.”
– George S. Patton Jr., General of the United States Army

 

This quote from George S. Patton Jr. is compelling. It shows that if you work hard and prepare in peacetime, you will bleed less when war comes. Therefore, it is important always to be prepared and never let your guard down.

“All of the real heroes are not storybook combat fighters either. Every single man in this Army play a vital role. Don’t ever let up. Don’t ever think that your job is unimportant. Every man has a job to do and he must do it. Every man is a vital link in the great chain.”
– General George S. Patton, U.S. Army

This quote from General George S. Patton is significant. It shows that everyone in the Army plays a vital role. This means everyone must do their job to the best of their abilities. It also means that no job is unimportant. Every function is crucial to the success of the Army.

 

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“Always do everything you ask of those you command.”

– General George S. Patton, U.S. Army

This quote from General George S. Patton is critical. It shows that you must always lead by example. This means that if you expect others to do something, you must be willing to do it yourself. If you are not, they will not follow your orders or respect you as a leader.

 

 

 

“To get the best out of your men, they must feel that you are their real leader and must know that they can depend upon you.”
– General of the Armies John J. Pershing, U.S. Army

This quote from General John J. Pershing is very insightful. It shows that to get the best out of your men, they must feel that you are their leader. This means that you must be someone they can trust and depend on. If you are not, they will not follow you or perform to the best of their abilities.

 

Douglas Macarthur
(Source: The U.S. National Archives)

“A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him.”
– General of the Army, Douglas MacArthur

The quote from General Douglas MacArthur is very profound. It shows that a general is only as good as the troops under his command. This means a general cannot succeed if his troops are unwilling to put in the hard work. It also means that a general has to be able to inspire his troops and lead them in the right direction. If a general fails to do this, his troops will not succeed.

“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.”
– Douglas MacArthur, General of the Army

This quote from Douglas MacArthur is very inspiring. It shows that a true leader is someone who is confident in their abilities and is willing to make tough decisions. They also have the compassion to listen to the needs of others. This means that they can put themselves in other people’s shoes and understand their needs. Finally, a true leader always leads by example.

 

 

The brutality of the Civil War seems to have left its imprint on General Sherman’s face. He has a look like he would kill you for a plug of chewing tobacco.

 

“It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, more vengeance, more desolation. War is hell.”
– Major General William T. Sherman, U.S. Army

This quote from Major General William T. Sherman is very powerful. It shows that those who have never experienced war should not cry for more blood. War is a terrible thing and should only be used as a last resort. This quote is a good reminder of the horrors of war and the importance of always trying to avoid it.

How about you? Do you have a favorite quote? Maybe from a commanding officer? Share them in the comments below!