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Army Discipline Quotes


"Discipline is the soul of an army." - George Washington

"Good order and discipline in any army are to be depended upon more than courage alone." - Niccolo Machiavelli

"The strength of an Army lies in strict discipline and undeviating obedience to its officers." - Thucydides

"In your deliberations, when seeking to determine the military conditions, let them be made the basis of a comparison, in this wise: which of the two generals has the most ability? on which side is Discipline most rigorously enforced? which army is stronger? on which side are the officers and men more highly trained? in which army is there the greater constancy both in reward and punishment?" - Sun Tzu

"This army is powerful because all its members have a conscious discipline; they have come together and they fight not for the private interests of a few individuals or a narrow clique, but for the interests of the broad masses and of the whole nation. The sole purpose of this army is to stand firmly with the Chinese people and to serve them whole-heartedly." - Mao Zedong

"There's been nothing but discipline, discipline, discipline all my life." - Celine Dion

"One discipline always leads to another discipline." - Jim Rohn

"Orderly discipline and morale within an army was the responsibility of the Division Commander." - Iwane Matsui

"Greatness comes with discipline." - Erwin Mcmanus

"Discipline must be maintained." - Charles Dickens

"Nothing can be more hurtful to the service, than the neglect of discipline; for that discipline, more than numbers, gives one army the superiority over another." - George Washington

"With regard to military discipline, I may safely say that no such thing existed in the Continental Army." - Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben

"Discipline must come through liberty." - Maria Montessori

"Discipline is consistency of action." - James C Collins

"The best discipline, maybe the only discipline that really works, is self- discipline." - Walter Kiechel

"An army of lovers shall not fail." - Rita Mae Brown

"An army of the people is invincible!" - Mao Zedong

"Bring the army of the faithful through." - George Meredith

"The only way to form an army to be confided in, was a systematic discipline, by which means all men may be made heroes." - John Adams

"Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all." - George Washington

"Dad was in the British Army and my mom was in the Royal Air Force, so both of my parents believed in discipline." - Mike Myers

"What this world needs is a new kind of army - the army of the kind." - Cleveland Amory

"Elegance is a discipline of life." - Oscar De La Renta

"Discipline and demand without being demeaning." - Don Meyer

"Persistence is self-discipline in action." - Brian Tracy

"Behind real freedom, there lies discipline." - Erwin Mcmanus

"Discipline is the path to happiness." - Matthew Kelly

"Jazz is about freedom within discipline." - Dave Brubeck

"Discipline weighs ounces and regret weighs tons" - Jim Rohn

"Talented people without discipline don't go anywhere." - Royce Gracie

"Discipline yourself so others won't have to." - John Wooden

"Discipline weighs ounces, regret weighs tons." - Anonymous

"Self-respect is the fruit of discipline..." - Abraham Joshua Heschel

"Without discipline, there is no Marine Corp." - R Lee Ermey

"Discipline is not a nasty word." - Pat Riley

"I haven't got a writer's discipline." - Jim Broadbent

"Discipline is wisdom and vice versa." - M Scott Peck

"If you are willing to discipline yourself, the physical universe won't need to discipline you." - Leonard Orr

"There is no design without discipline. There is no discipline without intelligence." - Massimo Vignelli

"You can only get discipline in the mass by discipline in the individual." - Baden Powell de Aquino

"Discipline - Success doesn't just happen. You have to be intentional about it, and that takes discipline." - John C Maxwell

"I like the discipline of well-cut, impeccable clothes. I think it's a very healthy discipline." - Karl Lagerfeld

"Discipline, work. Work, discipline." - Gustav Mahler

"Elvis died the day he went into the army." - John Lennon

"Whoever has an army has power, and war decides everything." - Mao Zedong

"Like an army defeated the snow hath retreated." - William Wordsworth

"I smoked pot in college and in the Army..." - Al Gore

"When we drink coffee, ideas march in like the army" - Honore De Balzac

"No army has ever done so much with so little." - Douglas Macarthur

"Training distinguishes an army from an armed mob." - Douglas Macarthur

"A standing army is a standing menace to liberty." - Voltairine de Cleyre

"Without a People's army, the people have nothing." - Mao Zedong

"Love has more force than a besieging army." - Mahatma Gandhi

"There is an army of waiters in this world." - Henry Ward Beecher

"Every army has a beginning, no matter how humble." - Ann Aguirre

"Army Specialist Bradley Manning deserves a medal, not prison." - Michael Moore

"Therefore a victorious army first wins and then seeks battle; a defeated army first battles and then seeks victory." - Sun Tzu

"Be not dumb, obedient slaves in an army of destruction! Be heroes in an army of construction!" - Helen Keller

"Liberty is the luxury of self-discipline, that those nations historically who have failed to discipline themselves have had discipline imposed by others." - Alistair Cooke

"I didn't like Army life. I didn't like taking orders. I didn't like discipline. I didn't like being yelled at. You'd get 10 years for punching a sergeant so I couldn't punch a sergeant." - Jack Kirby

"An army formed of good officers moves like clockwork; but there is no situation upon earth less enviable, nor more distressing, than that person's who is at the head of troops which are regardless of order and discipline." - George Washington

"One doesn't become a soldier in a week - it takes training, study and discipline. There is no question that the finest Army in the world is found in the United States." - Daniel Inouye

"The army influences everything I do. Certainly it teaches you discipline, which is a necessary element of development. I think there's more of a collaborative understanding in the band because of that." - Maynard James Keenan

"We are fighting the greatest battle of all time with the most untrained army on earth. If strict discipline is necessary in art and athletics, how can we expect to be advanced Christians and stay in kindergarten?" - Vance Havner

"One can build the Empire State Building, discipline the Prussian army, make a state hierarchy mightier than God, yet fail to overcome the unaccountable superiority of certain human biengs." - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

"The popular masses are like water, and the army is like a fish. How then can it be said that when there is water, a fish will have difficulty in preserving its existence? An army which fails to maintain good discipline gets into opposition with the popular masses, and thus by its own action dries up the water." - Mao Zedong

"Rather the pain of discipline than the pain of regret." - Bob Andrews

"The sterner the discipline, the greater the devotion." - Pete Carril

"To make the mind obey you is a spiritual discipline." - Sivananda

"All excellence involves discipline and tenacity of purpose." - John W Gardner

"Discipline means protection from one's own wanton interest." - Bill Vaughan

"Design without discipline is anarchy, an exercise of irresponsibilit y." - Massimo Vignelli

"There can be no true discipline without love...only compliance." - Wes Fesler

"The whole point is to discipline the mind." - Swami Vivekananda

"Work organizes life. It gives structure and discipline to life." - William J Clinton

"Sometimes discipline, which means "to teach," is confused with criticism." - Susan W. Tanner

"When love and discipline come together you have great chemistry." - Rick Pitino

"Lack of discipline leads to frustration and self-loathing." - Marie Chapian

"Cultivate within yourselves the mighty power of self-discipline." - Gordon B Hinckley

"Discipline is rarely enjoyable, but almost always profitable." - Darrin Patrick

"I'm not into division. I'm into coordination, discipline and tradition." - Sun Ra

"The surest test of discipline is its absence." - Clara Barton

"Whether fighting or spitting, my discipline is unforgiving!" - John Cena

"Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace." - Mike Ditka

"The characteristic feature of militarism is not the fact that a nation has a powerful army or navy. It is the paramount role assigned to the army within the political structure. Even in peacetime the army is supreme; it is the predominant factor in political life. The subjects must obey the government as soldiers must obey their superiors. Within a militarist community there is no freedom; there are only obedience and discipline." - Ludwig Von Mises

"Perhaps the greatest display of self-discipline is persisting when the going gets tough. Persistence is self-discipline in action." - Brian Tracy

"The notion of freedom proclaimed by the modern world is anti-discipline. But true freedom cannot be separated from discipline." - Matthew Kelly

"Discipline enabled Heaven to be filled with light; discipline enabled the angels to be immaculate and holy." - Rumi

"There is something about going to sea. A little bit of discipline, self-discipline and humility are required." - Prince Andrew

"If it's necessary to form a Black Nationalist army, we'll form a Black Nationalist army. It'll be ballot or the bullet. It'll be liberty or it'll be death." - Malcolm X

"An army may be likened to water, for just as flowing water avoids the heights and hastens to the lowlands, so an army avoids strength and strikes weakness." - Sun Tzu

"The New Deal began, like the Salvation Army, by promising to save humanity. It ended, again like the Salvation Army, by running flop-houses and disturbing the peace." - H L Mencken

"I am more afraid of an army of a hundred sheep led by a lion than an army of a hundred lions led by a sheep." - Frederick Russell Burnham

"She accused me of wearing pants from the salvation army." "Rose, your pants ARE from the salvation army." "That's SO not the point!" - Richelle Mead

"People talk about discipline, but to me, there's discipline and there's self-discipline. Discipline is listening to people tell you what to do, where to be, and how to do something. Self-discipline is knowing that you are responsible for everything that happens in your life; you are the only one who can take yourself to the desired heights." - Mike Shanahan

"We suffer one of two things. Either the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. You've got to choose discipline, versus regret, because discipline weighs ounces and regret weighs tons." - Jim Rohn

"You don't discipline yourself to attain the feeling of love. You attain the feeling of love and then you want to discipline yourself because you love the discipline, because it brings more love." - Sivaya Subramuniyaswami

"The British Army should be a projectile to be fired by the British Navy." - Edward Grey, 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon

"He will win whose army is animated by the same spirit throughout all its ranks." - Sun Tzu

"Upon his royal face there is no note how dread an army hath enrounded him." - William Shakespeare

"One who sets the entire army in motion to chase an advantage will not attain it." - Sun Tzu

"To capture an enemies army is better than to destroy it." - Sun Tzu

"Without Spam, we wouldn't have been able to feed our army." - Nikita Khrushchev

"A standing army is one of the greatest mischief that can possibly happen." - James Madison

"An army is a nation within a nation, it is one of the vices of courage." - Alfred De Vigny

"In war, the army is not merely a pure consumer, but a negative producer..." - Lewis Mumford

"Take up the weapons of the glorious army for the salvation of many thousands." - Adela of Normandy

"It is not an army that we must train for war; it is a nation." - Woodrow Wilson

"Every man who expresses an honest thought is a soldier in the army of intellectual liberty." - Robert Green Ingersoll

"It takes a brave man to be a coward in the Red Army." - Joseph Stalin

"The Lybian army is capable of destroying America and breaking its nose." - Muammar al-Gaddafi

"As the rising sun melts thinly frozen ice, so the Japanese Army is overcoming Chinese troops." - Shunroku Hata

"It is not possible to foretell the reaction of certain elements in the Army and Navy." - Yoshijiro Umezu

"In war, the army is not merely a pure consumer, but a negative producer." - Louis Mumford

"The British army should be a projectile to be fired by the British navy." - Edward Grey

"Around the ancient track marched, rank on rank, The army of unalterable law." - George Meredith

"We live in fame or go down in flame. Nothing'll stop the Army Air Corps!" - Robert Crawford

"As an English general has very truly said, 'The German army was 'stabbed in the back.'" - Paul Von Hindenburg

"An army is a diversion of energy from the productive life of a nation." - Isabel Paterson

"My biological mother made my clothes or bought my clothes from Salvation Army or Goodwill." - Tonya Harding

"We are all proud of having thus contributed to the heretofore magnificent successes of our army." - Gustav Krupp

"We also very importantly recommend continued growth in the Army and the Marine Corps end strength." - John M Mchugh

"The army did what Milosevic's regime asked of it, which was to create a 'Greater Serbia'." - Stjepan Mesic

"The Army War College has been a tradition in central Pennsylvania for years." - Bill Shuster

"Moses was the greatest legislator and the commander in chief of perhaps the first liberation army." - Elie Wiesel

"I was in the army, and to me it was like a newsreel." - Mel Brooks

"There's an army story in me, and I think there's a WWII Brooks film somewhere." - Mel Brooks

"Around the ancient track marched, rank on rank, The army of unalterable law." - George Meredith

"Discipline of others isn't punishment. You discipline to help, to improve, to correct, to prevent, not to punish, humiliate, or retaliate." - John Wooden

"One-half of life is luck; the other half is discipline - and that's the important half, for without discipline you wouldn't know what to do with luck." - Carl Zuckmayer

"An organisation can only carry out its mandate if there is discipline, and where there is no discipline there can be no real progress" - Nelson Mandela

"Discipline divorced from wisdom is not true discipline, but merely the meaningless following of custom, which is only a disguise for stupidity." - Rabindranath Tagore

"For the learning of every virtue there is an appropriate discipline, and for the learning of suspended judgment the best discipline is philosophy." - Bertrand Russell

"Discipline is the highest form of love. If you really love someone, you have to give them the level of discipline they need." - Tom Izzo

"We need to understand the difference between discipline and punishment. Punishment is what you do to someone; discipline is what you do for someone." - Zig Ziglar

"A work of art is not a matter of thinking beautiful thoughts or experiencing tender emotions , but of intelligence, skill, taste, proportion, knowledge, discipline and industry; especially discipline." - Evelyn Waugh

"I am a believer in discipline; it takes a lot to do well. You need discipline for those little excursions into the chaotic that make life interesting." - Linda Ronstadt

"But in almost every province of the Roman world, an army of fanatics, without authority and without discipline, invaded the peaceful inhabitants; and the ruin of the fairest structures of antiquity still displays the ravages of those barbarians who alone had time and inclination to execute such laborious destruction." - Edward Gibbon

"This leads to the conclusion, it is time to finish retreating. Not one step back! Such should now be our main slogan.... Henceforth the solid law of discipline for each commander, Red Army soldier, and commissar should be the requirement - not a single step back without order from higher command." - Joseph Stalin

"The military offered the opportunity to see the world, and meet other people and learn new customs. Plus, the Army taught soldiers discipline. The life I experienced in the service was an education I could never have obtained as a cowboy." - Tom Johnson

"It is tragic that the Fuehrer should have the whole nation behind him with the single exception of the Army generals. In my opinion it is only by action that they can now atone for their faults of lack of character and discipline." - Alfred Jodl

"Make the work interesting and the discipline will take care of itself." - E B White

"Cheerfulness in most cheerful people is the rich and satisfying result of strenuous discipline." - Edwin Percy Whipple

"People think I'm disciplined. It is not discipline. It is devotion. There is a great difference." - Luciano Pavarotti

"Yoga uses the body to discipline the mind and to reach the soul." - B.K.S. Iyengar

"The price of discipline is always less than the pain of regret." - Nido R Qubein

"There is a direct relationship between self-discipline and self-esteem." - Brian Tracy

"Sports can do so much. It's given me confidence, self-esteem, discipline, and motivation." - Mia Hamm

"If this company is about anything, it's about discipline and staying focused." - Jimmy Iovine

"I believe in the discipline of silence, and could talk for hours about it." - George Bernard Shaw



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