Army Proverbs

Sayings about Armies

An army of deer would be more formidable commanded by a lion, than a an army of lions commanded by a stag. ~ Traditional Proverb

Caution is not cowardice; even the ants march armed. ~ Ugandan Proverbs

An army of sheep led by a lion would defeat an army of lions led by a sheep. ~ Arabian Proverb

With water make rivers, with rice make armies. ~ Cambodian Proverb

If you don’t have a brain, join the army; if you don’t have rice, use beans instead. ~ Myanmar Proverb

An army is driven back by courage and not by insults, however many. ~ Ghanaian Proverbs

The army is the poison and the people are the water in which the poison is mixed. ~ Vietnamese Proverbs

Even the largest army is nothing without a good general. ~ Afghan Proverbs

Truth may walk through the world unarmed. ~ Bedouin Proverb

Where the army goes there is no grass. ~ Croatian Proverbs

A great war leaves the country with three armies — an army of cripples, an army of mourners, and an army of thieves. ~ German Proverbs

Two make an army against one. ~ Icelandic Proverbs

Peace lasts until the army comes, and the army lasts until peace comes. ~ Russian Proverbs

A word once spoken, an army of chariots cannot overtake it. ~ Chinese Proverb

Quotations about Armies

Standing armies can never consist of resolute robust men; they may be well-disciplined machines, but they will seldom contain men under the influence of strong passions, or with very vigorous faculties. ~ Mary Wollstonecraft

He belonged to that army known as invincible in peace, invisible in war. ~ General William Tecumseh Sherman

The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting. ~ Sun Tzu

A standing army is one of the greatest mischief’s that can possibly happen. ~ James Madison

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

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

An army without culture is a dull-witted army, and a dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy. ~ Zedong Mao

An army marches on its stomach. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte

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

The Romans thought of themselves as the chosen people, yet they built the greatest army on Earth by recruiting warriors from any background. ~ Amy Chua

You are not going to get peace with millions of armed men. The chariot of peace cannot advance over a road littered with cannon. ~ David Lloyd George

Join the Army, see the world, meet interesting people — and kill them. ~ Pacifist Badge

Secret operations are essential in war; upon them the army relies to make its every move. ~ Sun Tzu

The army is a good book to open to study human life. One learns there to put his hand to everything, to the lowest and highest things. The most delicate and rich are forced to see living nearly everywhere poverty, and to live with it, and to measure his morsel of bread and draught of water. ~ Comte Alfred Victor de Vigny

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

That’s what an army is — a mob; they don’t fight with courage that’s born in them, but with courage that’s borrowed from their mass, and from their officers. ~ Mark Twain

No army has ever done so much with so little. ~ General Douglas MacArthur

The army is always the same. The sun and the moon change. The army knows no seasons. ~ Frank S. Nugent

None but an armed nation can dispense with a standing army. ~ Thomas Jefferson

It is better to have a lion at the head of an army of sheep, than a sheep at the head of an army of lions. ~ Daniel Defoe

No nation ever had an army large enough to guarantee it against attack in time of peace or insure it victory in time of war. ~ Calvin Coolidge

Victory usually goes to the army who has better trained officers and men. ~ Sun Tzu

The sergeant is the Army. ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

History shows that there are no invincible armies.~ Joseph Stalin

The army is the true nobility of our country. ~ Napoleon III

Army Proverbs

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