50 Quotes About Combat

Life is full of “thanks fors”, but there are some occasions when, well, words aren’t enough. When you need to truly convey what you feel in the moment, these combat quotes will do the trick. You can thank someone for giving you a gift, express your appreciation for not killing you last night, or show your love for your buddy by saying “I love you” while he’s still conscious. These quotes are guaranteed to get the job done.

The most dangerous people in the world are not the tiny minority instigating evil acts, but those who do the acts for them. For example, when the British invaded India, many Indians accepted to work for the British to kill off Indians who resisted their occupation. So in other words, many Indians were hired to kill other Indians on behalf of the enemy for a paycheck. Today, we have mercenaries in Africa, corporate armies from the western world, and unemployed men throughout the Middle East killing their own people - and people of other nations - for a paycheck. To act without a conscience, but for a paycheck, makes anyone a dangerous animal. The devil would be powerless if he couldn't entice people to do his work. So as long as money continues to seduce the hungry, the hopeless, the broken, the greedy, and the needy, there will always be war between brothers. . Suzy Kassem
War is life multiplied by some number that no one...
War is life multiplied by some number that no one has ever heard of. Sebastian Junger
As a civilian, I know nothing about combat, the Marine Corps experience or modern man's struggle adjusting to peace after war. I only know what's been shared with me; confidences I would never betray, nor use as details in a novel. Tiffany Madison
The army consists of the first infantry division and eight...
The army consists of the first infantry division and eight million replacements. Sebastian Junger
It should surprise no one that modern soldiers return home just as conflicted and detached as previous generations. The difference is that in the age of vapid American decadence, their simpler fundamental values are largely irrelevant to we civilians. Tiffany Madison
...the experience of battle forever divides those who talk of...
...the experience of battle forever divides those who talk of nothing else but its prospect from those who talk of everything else but its memory. James D. Hornfischer
You can keep your paper promisesand all your worldly treasures. But you cannot buy peace of mindor escape from the headstone garden. Lyrics from "Headstone Garden" by the Troubled Land Band at the Independence Day celebration 12 years after the impact that destroyed civilization. Raymond Dean White
Bombs and bullets don't discriminate.
Bombs and bullets don't discriminate. Sophie Masson
This country has not seen and probably will never know the true level of sacrifice of our veterans. As a civilian I owe an unpayable debt to all our military. Going forward let’s not send our servicemen and women off to war or conflict zones unless it is overwhelmingly justifiable and on moral high ground. The men of WWII were the greatest generation, perhaps Korea the forgotten, Vietnam the trampled, Cold War unsung and Iraqi Freedom and Afghanistan vets underestimated. Every generation has proved itself to be worthy to stand up to the precedent of the greatest generation. Going back to the Revolution American soldiers have been the best in the world. Let’s all take a remembrance for all veterans who served or are serving, peace time or wartime and gone or still with us. 11/11/16 May God Bless America and All Veterans. Thomas M Smith
Condemning war has not curbed armed conflict. Religion and education...
Condemning war has not curbed armed conflict. Religion and education did not eliminate war. Warfare did not terminate more wars. Armed combat simply breeds endless wars. Kilroy J. Oldster
He relaxed into the dirt, it was all right, he was infantry and the dirt was home. He felt warm liquid all over his left thigh and wondered if he’d peed himself, it didn’t matter, none of it mattered, the stars were out in the blackness overhead and that was where he was going. Henry V. ONeil
Life did not take over the world by combat, but by networking. Lynn Margulis
I am tired of the sickening sight of the battlefield with its mangled corpses & poor suffering wounded. Victory has no charms for men when purchased at such cost. George McClellandin Blue
There are 2 kinds of fighters: those who fight because they hate, and those who fight because they love. Criss Jami
Better than money and fame, teaching martial arts to your children; giving them your time and confidence, is the best inheritance Soke Behzad Ahmadi
Patience and Forgiveness are at the heart of A warrior's success, they help engender necessary intervals of space and time to evaluate difficult encounters. Soke Behzad Ahmadi
A karate practitioner should possess two things : wicked hands, and Buddha's heart Soke Behzad Ahmadi
Karate without heart is just A corpse Soke Behzad Ahmadi
The weakest ones are the wickedest cruel When the strongest ones in gentleness rule! Ana Claudia Antunes
True Martial Arts is universal, simple and practical. Anything else is too complex to be used in combat. Soke Behzad Ahmadi
Isolation of catastrophic experiences. Dissociation may function to seal off overwhelming trauma into a compartmentalized area of conscious until the person is better able to integrate it into mainstream consciousness. The function of dissociation is particularly common in survivors of combat, political torture, or natural or transportation disasters. Marlene Steinberg
The warrior guided by the spirit serves humanity, the warrior without, serves the ego Soke Behzad Ahmadi
... the sole aim of Okinawa Karate is to teach A person to handle violence and violent individuals; whether it is tactile, mental or spiritual Soke Behzad Ahmadi
... most martial artists want to know how A technique is done, A seasoned Sensei will demonstrate why Soke Behzad Ahmadi
They Served...reliving memoriesthat will not diegiving their allfor you and I -friends takenlives shaken... Muse
Any self-defense situation has the potential to quickly become A 'life and death' situation, therefore your practice of martial arts should be undertaken, as if your very life depends on it .. . Soke Behzad Ahmadi
The purpose of Karate is to guide you out of trouble by any means necessary, both in actual combat and in life Soke Behzad Ahmadi
... there are two types of fighters, the former strike all over the place hoping one would land, the latter, assured of their prowess and capabilities, hit once and destroy the opponent's desire to continue the fight Soke Behzad Ahmadi
I find it rude to laugh at a man with a sword. Derek Landy
The devil depends on a dark secret chance, but God does it now before your own eyes. Michael Bassey Johnson
Bullets do not discriminate. They are equal-opportunity projectiles. Peter Duysings
A threat should never be spoken, your enemy should not be told of your intentions. Either take decisive action or refrain from it, but never threaten Soke Behzad Ahmadi
The razor hung between his shoulder-blades from a loop of cotton string round his neck inside his shirt. The same motion of the hand which brought the razor forward over his shoulder flipped the blade open and freed it from the cord, the blade opening on until the back edge of it lay across the knuckles of his fist, his thumb pressing the handle into his closing fingers, so that in the second before the half-drawn pistol exploded he actually struck at the white man's throat not with the blade but with a sweeping blow of his fist, following through in the same motion so that not even the first jet of blood touched his hand or arm. William Faulkner
People generally don’t suffer high rates of PTSD after natural disasters. Instead, people suffer from PTSD after moral atrocities. Soldiers who’ve endured the depraved world of combat experience their own symptoms. Trauma is an expulsive cataclysm of the soul. The Moral Injury, New York Times. Feb 17, 2015 David Brooks
The rate spread of EBOLA VIRUS in West Africa, is big tragedy. It is a fatal disease in the history of the world. Intensive education (formal and informal approaches) of the citizens of African can help prevent the spread. International cooperation is urgently needed to combat the EBOLA virus. Lailah Gifty Akita
Nothing will hold you back because you expect the unexpected. With a clear vision for your life, you are better prepared to combat any opposition. Farshad Asl
...I would not engage the wombat In any form of mortal combat. Ogden Nash
When you raise the most valid of points, you will be grazed by the most hollow of souls, and the most vacant of personages. Unknown
In the midst of combat, we learned a great deal about mankind and its many different races, creeds and beliefs. Carlos Wallace
Verily, there is no dishonor in death at the hands of a far superior enemy. Wayne Gerard Trotman
Writing a first-draft battle scene is akin to real combat–chaos, confusion, and you must keep your cool as you fire word bullets downrange. Don Roff
It is a tragedy, at rate at which EBOLA VIRUS is spreading in West Africa. It is a fatal disease in the history of the world. Intensive education (formal and informal approaches) of the citizens of African can help prevent the spread. International cooperation is urgently needed to combat the EBOLA virus. Lailah Gifty Akita
Therefore the clever combatant imposes his will on the enemy, but does not allow the enemy's will to be imposed on him. Sun Tzu
Somebody's got to win this war, right? Greg Rucka
They [442nd Regimental Combat Team] did more than defend America. They helped define America at its best... Rarely has a nation been so well served by a people it has so ill-treated. President Bill Clinton
.. to be exceptional in martial arts, you must possess the "4 C's" : Consistency, Commitment, Creativity and Competence Soke Behzad Ahmadi
Those were great big angry men with sharp swords actually wanting to cut pieces off me. It’s not until you’ve seen a red gaping wound and all the complex little bits inside a man all broken up and sliced open, and known that they weren’t ever getting back together again, and vomited your last two meals over the rocks . it’s not until then that you understand the business of swords properly and, if you’re a sensible man you vow to have nothing to do with it ever again. . Mark Lawrence
Much of the demand for women in combat comes from female officers who are eager for medals and promotions. Phyllis Schlafly
Had I been injured on the freeway and not in combat, it is likely that I would be bankrupt even though I had medical insurance through my civilian employer. Tammy Duckworth