The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.
Recruitment and retention are critical to sustain our Armed Forces with the best men and women willing to stand in the gap and make huge sacrifices to ensure our freedom.
The criteria for serving one's country should be competence, courage and willingness to serve. When we deny people the chance to serve because of their sexual orientation, we deprive them of their rights of citizenship, and we deprive our armed forces the service of willing and capable Americans.
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.'
No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.
The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog.
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
The U.S. Armed Forces are the best trained, best equipped fighting forces in the world.
The patriot's blood is the seed of Freedom's tree.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons.
Our men and women in our armed forces are the real heroes in this conflict.
We prefer that the leaders of the Iraqi armed forces do the honorable thing; stop fighting for a regime that does not deserve your loyalty.
Conservatives truly love America and support the armed forces, while liberals are unpatriotic draft dodgers.
No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation.
The modern patriotism, the true patriotism, the only rational patriotism is loyalty to the Nation all the time, loyalty to the Government when it deserves it.
This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.
If you hear, day after day, liberals are rooting against armed forces, that is eventually going to have an effect on soldiers and troops who are actually going to believe that and it's wrong. It's just wrong.
As to the advantages of temperance in the training of the armed forces and of its benefits to the members of the forces themselves, there can be no doubt in the world.
I have many friends and family members who have served (or are currently serving) in our nation's Armed Forces. I have such a profound respect for what they do day in and day out.
In the war, most young men were inducted into the armed forces at the age of 17. A group of students was permitted to attend university before taking part in wartime research projects.
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
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