Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the assessment that something else is more important than fear.
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.
Courage isn't having the strength to go on - it is going on when you don't have strength.
Some people wonder all their lives if they've made a difference. The Marines don't have that problem.
The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.
You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice.
The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding go out to meet it.
I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation.
The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.
Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.
Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
I respect every soldier, from every country, who serves beside us in the hard work of history. America is grateful, and America will not forget.
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.
A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.
On the battlefield, the military pledges to leave no soldier behind. As a nation, let it be our pledge that when they return home, we leave no veteran behind.
I am a Soldier, I fight where I am told, and I win where I fight.
The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.
As long as we have faith in our own cause and an unconquerable will to win, victory will not be denied us.
This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you are reading it in English, thank a soldier.
We fight, get beat, rise, and fight again.
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