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Great Quotes

January 10th, 2010

“Fate never calls upon us at a moment of our choosing.”

Optimus Prime


“The price of greatness is responsibility.”

Winston Churchill


“The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are sometimes right.”

Winston Churchill


“It is not the critic who counts, not the one who points out how the strong man stumbled or how the doer of deeds might have done them better.  The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred with sweat and dust and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes up short time and time again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself a worthy cause; who if he wins knows the triumph of high achievement; and who, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat.”

Theodore Roosevelt


“Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.”

Theodore Roosevelt


“In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing at all.”

Theodore Roosevelt


“The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.”

Vince Lombardi


“The harder that you work; the harder it is to surrender.”

Vince Lombardi


“You cannot shake hands with a closed fist.”

Golda Meir


“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a mans character, give him power.”

Abraham Lincoln


“Force is all-conquering, but its victories are short lived.”

Abraham Lincoln


“Example is not the main thing in influencing others; it is the only thing.”

Albert Schweitzer



Of every one hundred men, ten shouldn’t even be there;

Eighty are nothing but targets;

Nine are real fighters….We are lucky to have them….They make the battle.

Ah; but one; one of them is a Warrior….And he will bring the others back.”

Heraclitus (Circa 500 B.C.)


“Honor never grows old, and honor rejoices the heart of age. It does so because honor is, finally, about defending those noble and worthy things that deserve defending, even if it comes at a high cost. In our time, that may mean social disapproval, public scorn, hardship, persecution, or as always, even death itself.
The question remains: What is worth defending? What is worth dying for?  What is worth living for?”


William J. Bennett
 United States Naval Academy
  November 24, 1997


“Justice without force is powerless; Force without justice is tyrannical.”

Blaise Pascal


“The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by obvious realities.  We need men and woman who can dream of things that never were.”

John F. Kennedy


“It is the nature of man to rise to greatness, if greatness is expected of him.”        John Steinbeck


“One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes.  In the long run, we shape our lives and we shape ourselves.  The process never ends until we die, and the choices we make are

ultimately our own responsibility.”

Eleanor Roosevelt


“The world needs more men and women who do not have a price at which they can be bought;  who do not borrow from integrity to pay expediency;  whose handshake is an ironclad contract;  who are not afraid of risk;  who are honest in small matters as they are in large ones;  whose ambitions are big enough to include others;  who know how to win with grace and lose with dignity;  who do not believe that shrewdness, cunning, and ruthlessness are the three keys to success; who still have friends they made twenty years ago;  who are not afraid to go against the grain of popular opinion and do not believe in ‘consensus’;  who are occasionally wrong and willing to admit it.  In short, the world needs leaders.” 



“Son, we live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Whose gonna do it? You? You, Lt. Weinburg? I have more responsibility here than you could possibly fathom. You weep for Santiago, and you curse the marines. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know. That Santiago’s death, while tragic, probably saved lives. And that my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives. I know deep down in places you don’t talk about at parties, you don’t want me on that wall; you need me on that wall. We use words like honor, code, loyalty. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punch line. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom I provide, then question the manner in which I provide it. I prefer you said thank you, and went on your way, Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon, and stand to post. Either way, I don’t give a damn what you think you are entitled to!”

A Few Good Men


“Tonight… you pukes will sleep with your rifles! You will give your rifle a girl’s name! Because this is the only pussy you people are going to get! Your days of finger-banging old Mary Jane Rottencrotch through her pretty pink panties are over! You’re married to this piece, this weapon of iron and wood! And you will be faithful!”

Full Metal Jacket


“Today you people are no longer maggots. Today you are Marines. You’re part of a brotherhood.  From now on, until the day you die, wherever you are, every Marine is your brother. Most of you will go to Vietman. Some of you will not come back. But always remember this: Marines die, that’s what were here for! But the Marine Corps lives forever. And that means you live forever!”

Full Metal Jacket



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  1. Bunky
    October 23rd, 2009 at 12:27 | #1

    Hi I am glad to call myself a correctional officer warrior and very proud to see the powerful messages I have read on this site. It is part of the warriors mission to spread the message and actively recruit to create the ultimate army of brave brothers and sisters. Entering warrior hood means not sitting on the sideline of normal and unproductive, but rather having the courage of standing out to make a difference. Being the warrior means going beyond the call of duty. Your role of Warrior begins where your job description leaves off. It empowers me to see that I am not alone in this regard.

    Thank you my fellow warriors…. Hooah

    Bunky CANADA

  2. Don Dietz
    December 31st, 2009 at 11:23 | #2

    Let me offer a couple of other quotes that may be useful to some:

    “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”
    Theodore Roosevelt

    “Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. In the long run, avoiding danger is no safer than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.”

    Helen Keller

    Oh - and “Semper Fi”! Donald M. Dietz USMC 1969 - 1973

  3. Monica Limbrick
    May 6th, 2010 at 12:25 | #3

    Great website.

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