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"For those that will fight for it...FREEDOM...has a flavor the protected shall never know." 

--- L/Cpl Edwin L. "Tim" Craft, B Co 3rd AT's, Khe Sanh Combat Base. 
February 1968
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To be born free is an accident.
To live free is a privilege.
To die free is a responsibility.

Brig. Gen. Robby Risner (Ret.)


Every Day at is Armed Forces Day!



Fountain of Wisdom: The Military
© 2003 Stephen D. Glass
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Americans' favorite inspirational, motivational funny sayings, phrases and quotes from those in the military serving in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard


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"A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul."
--- George Bernard Shaw
"All the armies in the world can't stop an idea whose time has come." --- Victor Hugo
"An armed society is a polite society." --- Thomas Jefferson
"And only the dead have seen the end of war." --- Plato
"Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country." --- JFK
"Be who you are, and say what you feel, because those who matter don't mind, and those who mind don't matter." --- Dr. Seuss
  "For those that will fight for it...FREEDOM...has a flavor the protected shall never know."
--- L/Cpl Edwin L. "Tim" Craft, B Co 3rd AT's, Khe Sanh Combat Base. February 1968  Read Origin
"Give me all the luxuries in life and I will gladly do without the necessities." --- Oliver Wendell Holms Sr.
"He is governed best who is governed least." --- Thomas Jefferson
"I should be content to look at a mountain for what it is and not as a comment on my life." --- Ignatow
  "I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country.  He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country." --- General Patton
"If happiness is your destiny, then you do not need to be in a hurry." --- Chinese proverb
"If they don't score, we don't lose."  --- Vince Lombardi
"I'm not a smart man, but I know what love is."  --- Forrest Gump
  "Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay and price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty." --- JFK
  "Little things make the difference. Everyone is well prepared in the big things, but only the winners perfect the little things." --- Paul "Bear" Bryant
"Nothing is so important for a young man as the company of clever women."  --- War And Peace
"Often, I have encountered in life that great disappointments have proved to be the road for future successes." --- General Patton
  "People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."  --- George Orwell
"Reality is an illusion that occurs due to lack of  alcohol." --- Anonymous
"Save your servant who trusts in you, my God. Be for me a fortified tower in the face of the enemy."
--- Father D. Karras
"The days that makes us happy make us wise." --- John Masefield (1878-1967)
"The only normal people are the ones you do not know very well." --- Wilde
"The only thing to fear, is fear itself." --- FDR
  "There are certain moments in our lives that determine who we become and where we go. It is what we do up to that moment that determines the outcome of the moment." --- Palin Gustafson
"There is no cure for birth or death save to enjoy the interval."  --- George Santayana
"To be born free is an accident. To live free is a privilege. To die free is a responsibility." 
--- Brig. Gen. Robby Risner (Ret,)
  "To every man upon this earth death cometh soon or late and what better way for a man to die than facing fearful odds for the ashes of his fathers and the temples of his Gods." --- McCauley
"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice a gift." --- Steve Prefontaine
"Tradition is an excuse word for people who don't want to change."  --- Red Barber
"Vision without action is a daydream, Action without vision is a nightmare." --- Japanese Proverb
"We are not retreating. We are advancing in another direction." --- Gen. MacArthur
  "Winning is not a sometime thing. It's an all-the-time thing. You don't win once in awhile. You don't do things right once in awhile. You do them right all the time. Winning is a habit." --- Vince Lombardi
"You cannot make the weak stronger by making the strong weaker." --- Abraham Lincoln
"You don't love if you don't take the beloved's faults for virtues." --- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
...second star to the right and straight on till morning.
99% of the things you worry about never happen!
A good friend is hard to find!
A good friend will bail you out of jail. A best friend will be in jail with you saying that was awesome.
A hard woman is (really) good to find, especially, if she is kind and has interests outside the gym.
A lazy person does things twice.
A moment on the lips... a lifetime on the hips.
A setback is a setup for a comeback.
A stranger is a friend that I just haven't met yet.
A true friendship with a soldier's honor doesn't die nor fade away, but expands and survives another tragic day.
A$$ or gas, nobody rides for free.
Ability is not a birthright.
Airborne Rangers lead the way!
All things are possible with God.
Always a great view from up here.
  Always aspire to make today better than the day before. Lost time in life becomes moments of nothingness, while time shared become memories and experiences.
Always be prepared for the worst and have options!
Always forward!
Always go after what you want!
Always look out for #1, but be careful not to step in #2.
Always think before you act.
An officer is a gentleman.
Another day. Another dollar.
Any day on a softball field is a good day.
Any decision is worth making. Just make the right one.
Any obstacles you place before me only makes me stronger.
Anything. Anywhere. Anytime.
Army aviation leads the way!
As snow in summer and rain in harvest, so honor is not fitting for a fool.
Bald is beautiful.
Be all that you can be.
Be an army of one.
Be bless-able.
Be careful of what bridges you burn along the way, because you never know what path you must take to get back home.
Be honest with yourself. It'll make it easy to be honest with others.
  Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is who you really are. Your reputation is merely who others think you are. 
Be my guest!
Be one of the 8 and not the 80.
Be proud of who you are and who you stand for.
Be ready to pack any time of the day or night to follow my man.
Be real with me, and I'll be real with you.
Be safe.
Be sensitive to those in need.
Be whoever you wanna be, but remember there is only one me.
Be yourself.
Beer. Now there's a temporary solution.
Beginnings are scary, endings are usually sad, but it's what's in the middle that really counts.
Better to have tried and failed than never have tried at all.
Better to prepare and prevent than to repair and repent!
Beware of two things...Hunger and Ignorance, for they can destroy the world. 
BOHICA (Bend over. Here it comes again.)
Breathe the fresh air, and don't light it up.
Breathing is a beautiful thing.
Can I buy you a drink?
Charlie don't surf.
Choose your battles wisely, because some aren't worth fighting.
Courage is not defined by those who fought and did not fall, but rather by those who fought, fell, and rose again.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but the mastery of it.
Create a new path, and others will follow.
Dead or alive, you're coming with me.
Death is certain. Life is not.
Desperation is the inspiration of genius.
Do it right, and do it now.
Do it.
Don't beat around the bush.
Don't go down in flames over less than a major issue.
Don't hate me. Hate the game.
Don't judge a book by its cover.
Don't knock it till you try it!
Don't let anyone hold you down.
Don't let society be the judge of your future or your ambition.
Don't let things you can't control control you.
Don't plan for the next day. Wait to see if comes, then live it.
Don't squat with spurs on!
Don't talk about it. Be about it.
Don't touch that turbocharger. It's hot!
Don't worry with the ants when you're being run over by elephants.
Don't write a check that you’re a$$ can't cash.
Dream big. It might come true!
Dreams are just that, until you make them real.
Drive it like you stole it.
Dynamite comes in small packages, and I'm a whole case.
  Each day I have a clear choice to be happy or sad, bitter or grateful, live in reality or fantasy, give up or to conquer.  I have to become more responsible ... responsible for mistakes as well as accomplishments.  Each day is a new beginning!
Eat to live, NOT live to eat.
Enjoy Life.
Enjoy the ups and downs of the ultimate roller coaster...Life!
Every man dies, but not every man really lives.
Every man is a fool for at least five minutes a day. Wisdom consists of not exceeding the limit.
Everyday, you are one day closer to success.
Everyone is entitled to be stupid, but you are abusing the privilege.
Everyone should believe in something. I believe I'll go fishing.
Everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes.
Everything happens for a reason.
Evil prospers when good men do nothing.
Exciting is when you get thrown into a situation where you have no control.
Failure is not an option but an excuse.
Fear is only a bi-product of incomprehension.
Follow your heart, and do what makes you smile.
Follow your heart.
For those who fight for it, life has a flavor the protected will never know.
Forgive when forgiveness is due.
Freedom cannot be given. It can only be taken away.
Funny thing about life is you're either doing it or watching someone else.
Get down and study for your pt test!
Get over it!
Getting even is not always the right thing to do, no matter how good that it makes you feel!
Give 100% every day, but have fun too!
Give me all you got, because I can't get enough.
Give me what you got!
Give respect to get it.
God is good all the time.
Good grief!
Good things take time.
Good, better, best. Never let it rest, until your good is better than your best.
Grace is unmerited favor.
Great things can be accomplished when nobody cares who gets the credit.
Growth demands change.

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