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General Robert E. Lee, Confederate States Army

Duty then is the sublimest word in the English language. You should do your duty in all things. You can never do more. You should never wish to do less.


General Joseph L. Collins, United States Army

The American people rightly look to their military leaders to be not only skilled in the technical aspects of the profession of arms, but to be men of integrity


General Omar N. Bradley, USA

Leadership is intangible; therefore no weapon ever designed can replace it.


General Nathan F. Twining, USAF

If our air forces are never used, they have achieved their finest goal.


General Ulysses S. Grant, USA

In every battle, there comes a time when both sides consider themselves beaten; then he who continues the attack wins.


John Stuart Mill

War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling, which thinks that nothing is worth war, is much worse. The person, who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.


General Charles A. Gabriel, Chief of Staff, USAF

Integrity is the fundamental premise for military service in a free society. Without integrity, the moral pillars of our military strength, public trust, and self-respect are lost.


Father Denis E. O'Brien, Sergeant, USMC

It is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us the freedom of the press. It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us the freedom of speech. It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who has given us the freedom to demonstrate. It is the soldier who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protestor to burn the flag.


Alfred Thayer Mahan

War, once declared, must be waged offensively, aggressively. The enemy must not be fended off; but smitten down. You may then spare him every exaction, relinquish every gain, but 'til then he must be struck incessantly and remorselessly.


General Daniel S. "Chappie" James, USAF

The power of excellence is overwhelming. It is always in demand, and nobody cares about its color.


Brigadier General Jeannie M. Leavitt, USAF

Gender, race, religion, none of that matters. What matters is how you perform.


Major Lisa Jaster, USA

There's no quitting, I can't have quit in me. There was never an option to stop and quit.


General Dwight D. Eisenhower, USA

If I didn't have air supremacy, I wouldn't be here.


Italian Air Marshall Giulio Douhet

Victory smiles upon those who anticipate the changes in the character of war, not upon those who wait to adapt themselves after the changes occur


General Norman Schwarzkopf

The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war.


Air Force Song Author

Robert MacArthur Crawford