Now seems like the perfect time for some inspiration. During the winter months, it’s easy to get overwhelmed, bogged down, and just feeling generally crummy. Limited daylight and crappy weather will do that to you. But there is a way to give yourself a quick pick-me-up: quotations. Everyone shares them on Facebook and loves to write them into letters and cards, but at their heart, quotations are words of inspiration to those who need it.
Here are some of the greatest military quotes from leaders, heroes, and soldiers. They’re meant to inspire, invigorate, and remind you of what really matters because when things get difficult, it can be easy to forget. Don’t forget and take some time today to refresh yourself:
“Victory belongs to the most persevering.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
“Never give in–never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” – Winston Churchill
“The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave…” – Patrick Henry
“The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.” – Norman Schwarzkopf
“Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.” – Norman Schwarzkopf
“In the final measure, nothing speaks like deeds.” – General John A. Wickham, Jr.
“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, learning from failure.” – General Dwight D. Eisenhower
“Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt, to offer a solution everybody can understand.” – General Colin Powell
“You’re never beaten until you admit it.” – General George Patton Jr.
“Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.”- General George Patton Jr.
“Plans are nothing; planning is everything.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower
What are you looking to achieve? Stick with it.