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05-24-2007, 19:35
I've been trying to collect a few sayings and quotes related to self defense, training, military, etc.

Here are a few of my fav's:

"If you quit, you lose. If you lose, you die"***

If you can talk about it, you won.***

Pain is just weakness leaving the body

Let’s Roll !!

Pain is temporary, death is permanent.***

"The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in the street."

Are you gonna bark all day little doggie, or are you gonna bite?

No more victims

If you resemble food, you will be eaten! (Clint Smith) I think.

"When the wolves can't tell the sheep from the lions, the whole flock is safer."***

Always have a pilot light burning inside ready to explode when needed

"Fights are NOT contests, they are about survival. Cheat, win, and go home alive." – Unknown

Do or do not. There is no try. **

***"Better to be a tiger for a day than a sheep for a lifetime." ~ Chinese Proverb

"Action always beats re-action."

"Don’t hit at all, if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft."
— Theodore Roosevelt

"Just because I walk a different path than you doesn't mean I am lost"

Anyone care to contribute more? I actually have a list of a few pages worth, but I'd like to keep it going.

Who's first??

05-26-2007, 14:44
"The only thing that matters is which end of the bullet you're on"

"When a comrade falls, a piece you falls with him"

"In case of deployment pop cork" attatched to bottle of Dom from battallion commander

"If you can't even pretend things will be okay, hide"

"Only the dead have seen the end of war"

"Don't slap anybody with that hand you might kill 'em" from Drill Sergeant in AIT

"A coward dies a thousand deaths, a soldier dies but once"

05-26-2007, 14:59
My all time favorite

You can make plans, but you can't plan results....


05-26-2007, 20:21
check, double check and have some one else check your equipment, remeber it was made by the lowest bidder.

if it aint broke, dont mess with it. but if it is then turn it in and get a new one.

if you can hear the rounds going by then reload and keep shooting, the fight aint over yet.

05-28-2007, 20:51
Any more?

Navy HMC
05-28-2007, 21:52
Said by me to a whiney 8404 wanna be :

Son, if you die, we're splitting up your gear and sending the bill to your momma...She ain't gonna like that at all, will she?
(There's more, but I think it might be a posting violation.)

05-29-2007, 09:54
Life sucks, get a helmet.

You don't have to like it, you just have to do it.

A life without expectation is a life without disappointment.

Eat it now, taste it later.

Poo Poo does occur. (my company commander)

You have to go out, you don't have to come back.

05-29-2007, 18:06
First Day In Basic:
DI - "We'll just keep running till the slow guys catch up"

And yes, that's just what we did. The "Slow Guys" were much more motivated the next day...:supergrin:

Navy HMC
05-29-2007, 20:43
The DI to the guy who is always whinning: "Sucks to be you!"

05-30-2007, 00:47
Those who do not carry swords can still die upon them.
-Eowyn (Lord of the Rings)

05-30-2007, 08:19
Originally posted by PrincessCelica
Those who do not carry swords can still die upon them.
-Eowyn (Lord of the Rings)

That's profound,

Does he say that in the movie or is it in the book?

Navy HMC
05-31-2007, 04:48
First place is the only one that counts. Second place is a nice way to say first loser! (from a SEAL I met)

1 old 0311
05-31-2007, 04:53
"If you shoot someone with a .25 and they find out about it,they will be mad."- Jeff Cooper

05-31-2007, 12:09
Winners never quit, quitters never win. But if you never win and never quit, you're a moron.

05-31-2007, 13:09
I love collecting cool quotes to use as AIM away messages. Here's a few:

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
-- John F. Kennedy

Laws are partly formed for the sake of good men, in order to instruct them how they may live on friendly terms with one another, and partly for the sake of those who refuse to be instructed, whose spirit cannot be subdued, or softened, or hindered from plunging into evil.


The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.

-- Confucius, The Confucian Analects

If you have no capacity for violence then you are a healthy productive citizen, a sheep. If you have a capacity for violence and no empathy for your fellow citizens, then you have defined an aggressive sociopath, a wolf. But what if you have a capacity for violence, and a deep love for your fellow citizens? What do you have then? A sheepdog, a warrior, someone who is walking the hero’s path. Someone who can walk into the heart of darkness, into the universal human phobia, and walk out unscathed.

--David Grossman

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorius triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.

--Theodore Roosevelt

"It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat."

--Theodore Roosevelt

I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life; I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well

-Theodore Roosevelt

"Let us speak courteously, deal fairly, and keep ourselves armed and ready."

- Theodore Roosevelt.

Train hard, fight easy.

-- SWAT truism.

When life is on the line, you will NOT rise to the occasion, you will DEFAULT to the level of your TRAINING.

--SWAT truism.

I work to live. I DON'T live to work

05-31-2007, 13:10
some very good sayings here:thumbsup: :wavey:

06-01-2007, 14:25
- If you're going to be stupid, you have to be tough.

- In a society where values are present, laws are unnecessary; where values are absent, laws are unenforceable.

06-02-2007, 15:09
Sweat more now, bleed less later!

Pain is fear escaping the body!

(this was a bumper sticker, but I liked it, although I am sure everyone has seen it)
"Marines dont die, they go to hell to regroup!"

Ignore that. Just saw that OP had same quotes! I will go back to bed now!

06-02-2007, 18:04
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.

Smile, be courteous, and have a plan to deal with everyone you see.

Keep your powder dry. (oldie but a goodie)

Get in, sit down, shut up and hold on.

slate mike
06-02-2007, 18:55
Giving a man a gun and saying he is armed is like giving a man a guitar and saying he is a musician-Col Jeff Cooper

06-03-2007, 00:10
"Any man can say he'll die for you, dying is easy, how many will kill for you and live with it for the rest of their lives"

I apologize if this is offensive to anyone, but think about it real hard and ask yourself which you'd rather do.

"If you don't like me then go away, we'll all be much happier"

"If I don't make it back, don't shed a tear, instead remember I died defending what I believe in, which is the best way I can think to die"

"up is where your rifle goes, down is where your head goes, remember that and you might live"

"Remember, you are responsible for your own survival, and theirs too"

"If god doesn't want you, and hell won't take you, then join the military"

"If flipping a coin in the military, always call tails, don't forget to keep you head down"

"Keep your friends close, but keep your enemies closer"

"If you can't win, then you're not trying hard enough"

"If you don't cheat, you lose, if you cheat and get caught you're an didiot, if you cheat and don't get caught you're a hero"

"I wrote this slow cuz I know you can't read that fast"

"Just remember one thing, I have more guns than you do"

"My boss's dad was a donkey and his mom was an ostrich. He just can't seem to keep his head outta his a**

06-03-2007, 17:43
Far better for people to believe you are an idiot than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

When the road of life seems all uphill
And times get tough and I know they will
When you're feeling down and you'd like to quit
Don't call on me cause I don't give a *****!


06-04-2007, 01:10
Originally posted by vafish
That's profound,

Does he say that in the movie or is it in the book?

I'd have to reread the books to find out if it's in there as well. It's in the movies though. Eowyn was practicing with her sword before the battle at Helm's Deep. Aragorn walked in, and they had a conversation in which this quote pops up.

06-04-2007, 13:05
Look for quotes from H.L. Mencken. He has tons of good ones, such as:
"A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin."
"Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats."

"It is the dull man who is always sure, and the sure man who is always dull."

06-04-2007, 13:40
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
Arthur C. Clarke, "Profiles of The Future", 1961 (Clarke's third law) English physicist & science fiction author (1917 - 2002)

"A gun in the hands of a free man frightens and angers the autocrat,not because he fears the power of the gun, but, rather, the spirit of the man who holds it."


....Fearful men, particularly those who are afraid of guns, can never be victorious no matter how much 'training' they've received."

"If you want to be free, there is but one way; it is to guarantee an equally full measure of liberty to all your neighbors. There is no other."

Carl Schurz (1829 - 1906)

"The First Amendment is often inconvenient. But that is besides the point. Inconvenience does not absolve the government of its obligation to tolerate speech."

Justice Anthony Kennedy (1936 - )

It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910), Following the Equator (1897)

It's not what we don't know that hurts, it's what we know that ain't so. --Will Rogers

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.

There was never a good war or a bad peace.

Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in the world nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes.

"Those that give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." Ben Franklin, (1759)

"The recent reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated!" - Mark Twain

"Experience never errors; what alone may error is our judgment."
Leonardo da Vinci

"A gun in the hands of a free man frightens and angers the autocrat,not because he fears the power of the gun, but, rather, the spirit of the man who holds it."


....Fearful men, particularly those who are afraid of guns, can never be victorious no matter how much 'training' they've received."

"If you want to be free, there is but one way; it is to guarantee an equally full measure of liberty to all your neighbors. There is no other."

Carl Schurz (1829 - 1906)

06-06-2007, 20:43
When up to your ass in alligators, the first thing to do is drain the swamp.

If you should ever have to bow to your enemy, bow low... very low, and keep that bitter memory in mind for the day you get even.

Pay generously that man who does for you what you cannot do yourself, and repay all bloodfeuds seven-fold.

If you must lose, make the price of your enemy's victory exhorbitant.

If hell hath no fury as a woman scorned, one has not yet seen when a man's attention has been averted to that one who does wrong to that man's children.

I'm not racist; I hate everyone.

Love and hate are the same thing, in that they both have direction and magnitude. Indifference has no magnitude or direction.

The difference between ignorance and apathy; I don't know and I don't care.

As deadly as a shark can be, it's nothing out of the water.

One armed man can hold sway to 100 unarmed men.

The closest thing to a woman's heart; her bra.

Strength easily gains repuation; Rep[utation rarely gains strength.

Just because no one understands you, that doesn't make you an artist.

06-07-2007, 19:28
1)There is the Right Way.
2)There is the Wrong Way.
3)There is the Army Way. (From my Dad)

There are only 2 kinds of boats: subs and targets. (From a sub-mariner)

Do not buy Life Insurance. The Insurance Company is betting on you living. And You are betting that you Die soon. Bet on and try Living.
(Insurance Salesman)

Good Luck and Ride Safe:thumbsup:

06-07-2007, 21:29
"You may be whatever you resolve to be." - Stonewall Jackson

"My troops may fail to take a position, but are never driven from one!" - Stonewall Jackson

"Our God was my shield. His protecting care is an additional cause for gratitude." - Stonewall Jackson

"When war does come, my advice is to draw the sword and throw away the scabbard." - Stonewall Jackson

"Duty is ours...consequences are God's." - Stonewall Jackson

“Get there first with the most.” - Nathan Bedford Forrest

"No damn man kills me and lives.” - Nathan Bedford Forrest

“Never stand and take a charge... charge them too.” - Nathan Bedford Forrest

"War means fighting, and fighting means killing." - - Nathan Bedford Forrest

"It is well that war is so terrible, or we should grow too fond of it." - Robert E. Lee

"A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week." - George S. Patton

"A pint of sweat, saves a gallon of blood." - George S. Patton

"Americans love to fight. All real Americans love the sting of battle." - George S. Patton

"Battle is an orgy of disorder" - George S. Patton

"Better to fight for something than live for nothing." - George S. Patton

"Courage is fear holding on a minute longer." - George S. Patton

"If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking." - George S. Patton

"It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived." - George S. Patton

"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." - George S. Patton

"There is only one sort of discipline, perfect discipline." - George S. Patton

"It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one." - George Washington

"To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace." - George Washington

"Americans never quit." - Douglas MacArthur

"In war there is no substitute for victory." - Douglas MacArthur

"It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it." - Douglas MacArthur

"Never give an order that can't be obeyed." - Douglas MacArthur

"Old soldiers never die; they just fade away." - Douglas MacArthur

"Only those are fit to live who are not afraid to die." - Douglas MacArthur

"There is no security on this earth; there is only opportunity." - Douglas MacArthur

"You are remembered for the rules you break." - Douglas MacArthur

"A man cannot become an atheist merely by wishing it." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"A picture is worth a thousand words." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"A revolution is an idea which has found its bayonets." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"A true man hates no one." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"Ability is nothing without opportunity." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"An army marches on its stomach." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"Courage is like love; it must have hope to nourish it." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"History is a set of lies agreed upon." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"If you want a thing done well, do it yourself." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"It is the cause and not the death that makes the martyr." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"It requires more courage to suffer than to die." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"Soldiers generally win battles; generals get credit for them." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"War is the business of barbarians." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"Cowards die many times before their actual deaths." - Julius Caesar

"I came, I saw, I conquered." - Julius Caesar

"In war, events of importance are the result of trivial causes." - Julius Caesar

"Which death is preferably to every other? 'The unexpected'." - Julius Caesar

"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." - Alexander the Great

"There is nothing impossible to him who will try." - Alexander the Great

"Only by great risks can great results be achieved." - Xerxes

"Molon Labe" - Leonidas

"This is where we hold them! This is where we fight! This is where they die!" - Leonidas

“God grant me the courage not to give up what I think is right even though I think it is hopeless.” - Chester W. Nimitz

"We have met the enemy and they are ours..." - Oliver Hazard Perry

"Flying is hours and hours of boredom sprinkled with a few seconds of sheer terror." - Pappy Boyington

06-08-2007, 04:07
I traded my manners for a handgun.

Gun Grabbers and the Government think I'm Jesus. They always want to punish me for other people's sins.

Shoot to kill; they'll stop when they're dead

nothing screams "pistol whip" like an N-frame

I believe in peace, but I carry a piece anyway...

It's not what they call you, it's what you answer to....

the 9mm may properly expand, but the .45 will never shrink

Those who live by the sword get shot by those who don't.

The best gun is, the one in your hand when the fight starts.

Good that'll make the jackrabbit slap the bear....

"Don't get in a gun fight with a buffalo hunter. There ain't no such thing as cover."

"Anything that can't be passified by twin barrels of buckshot is going be too tough to eat"

06-10-2007, 13:59
"If it doen't fit, force it; If it breaks, it needed replacing anyway."