Quotes pertaining to the seven army values

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Winners are men who have dedicated their whole lives to winning. – Woody Hayes

If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything. – Michael Evans

The firmest friendships have been formed in mutual adversity, as iron is most strongly united by the fiercest flame. – Charles Caleb Colton

True friends are those who really know you, but love you anyway. – Edna Buchanan

Are you a devoted patriot, who whispers in the ear of his inner self: ‘I love to serve my country as a faithful servant’? If so, you are an oasis in the desert, ready to quench the thirst of the wayfarer. – Kahlil Gibron

Fidelity purchased with money, money can destroy. – Seneca

The game is my life. It demands loyalty and responsibility, and it gives me back fulfillment and peace. – Michael Jordan

No man can serve two masters. – Matthew 6:24

Loyalty is something you give regardless of what you get back, and in giving loyalty, you’re getting more loyalty; and out of loyalty flow other great qualities. – Charles ‘Tremendous’ Jones

Loyalty is still the same, whether it win or lose the game; as true as a dial to the sun, although it be not shined upon. – Samuel Butler

Be true to your work, your word, and your friend. – Henry David Thoreau

We love those who know the worst of us and don’t turn their faces away. - Walker Percy

The superior man is intelligently, not blindly, faithful. - Confucius

It is better to be faithful than famous. - Theodore Roosevelt

Real friendship is shown in times of trouble; prosperity is full of friends. - Euripedes

A friend loveth at all times. - Proverbs 17:17a

Many a man proclaims his own loyalty, but who can find a trustworthy man? - Proverbs 20:6

Loyalty and truth preserve the king. - Proverbs 20:28

See 27:10a; 28:20a


It is thy duty often times to do what thou wouldst not; thy duty too, to leave undone that thou wouldst do. – Thomas a Kempis

Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it. – Abraham Lincoln

All men are afraid in battle. The coward is the one who lets his fear overcome his sense of duty. Duty is the essence of manhood. – Gen George S. Patton

By the work one knows the workman. – Jean de la Fontaine

If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well. – Martin Luther King Jr.

There is a kind of dignity in good work, no matter how humble. – Jack Kemp

The world is moved not only by the mighty shoves of the heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker. – Helen Keller

A professional is someone who can do his best work when he doesn’t feel like it. – Alistair Cooke

Do your duty until it becomes your joy. – Marie von Fibrer Eschenbach

Nothing worthwhile comes easily. Half effort does not produce half results, it produces no results. – Hamilton Holt

Whatever the job you are asked to do at whatever level, do a good job because your reputation is your resume. – Madeleine Albright

The job of a football coach is to make men do what they don’t want to do, in order to achieve what they’ve always wanted to be. - Tom Landry

A good man does nothing for the sake of appearance, but for the sake of doing right. - Epictetus

Ask not what your country can do for you; rather ask what you can do for your country. - John F. Kennedy

Fear God, and keep his commandments; for this is the whole duty of man. - Ecclesiastes 12:13

What doth the Lord require of us, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God? - Micah 6:8

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the great and foremost commandment. And the second is like it. You shall love your neighbor as yourself. - Matthew 23:37-39

To whom much is given, much is required. - Luke 12:48

I do the very best I know how - the very best I can; and I mean to keep doing so until the end. - Abraham Lincoln

Duty, then is the sublimest word in our language. Do your duty in all things . . . . You cannot do more, you should never wish to do less. - Robert E. Lee

Make it a point to do something every day that you don’t want to do. This is the golden rule for acquiring a habit of doing your duty without pain. - Mark Twain

For us is the life of action, of strenuous performance of duty; let us live in the harness, striving mightily; let us rather run the risk of wearing out than rusting out. - Theodore Roosevelt

See 14:23; 19:16; 21:3; 22:29; 25: 13, 19


Politeness is good nature regulated by good sense. – Sydney Smith

There is not a single outward mark of courtesy that does not have a deep moral basis. – Goethe

Politeness goes far, yet costs nothing. – Samuel Smiles

Rudeness is the weak man’s imitation of strength. – Eric Hoffer

This is the final test of a gentleman: his respect for those who can be of no possible service to him. – William Lyons Phelps

Good manners are the techniques of expressing consideration for the feelings of others. – Alice Duer Miller

Nobody who is somebody looks down on anybody. – Magaret Deland

Respect a man, he will do the more. – James Howell

Civilization is a method of living, an attitude of equal respect for all men. – Jane Addams

Men are respectable only as they respect. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is no respect for others without humility in one’s self. – Henri Frederick Amiel

If you have some respect for people as they are, you can be more effective in helping them to become better than they are. – John W. Gardner

Respect is love in plain clothes. – Frankie Byrne

Respect what is right in the sight of all men. - Romans 12:17

Every action in company ought to be with some sign of respect to those present. - George Washington

Respect is intended to operate on a two-way street. - James Dobson

See 11:12, 16; 12:18; 13:13; 16:18; 28:15; 29:13


You can stand tall without standing on someone. You can be a victor without having victims. – Harriet Woods

Much misconstruction and bitterness are spared to him who thinks naturally upon what he owes others, rather than on what he ought to expect from them. – Elizabeth de Meulan Guizot

I shall not pass this way again: Then let me now relieve some pain, remove some barrier from the road, or brighten some one’s heavy load. – Eva Rose Park

My satisfaction comes from my commitment to advancing a better world. – Faye Wattleton

What do we live for if not to make life less difficult for others. – George Elliot

The human being who lives only for himself finally reaps nothing but unhappiness. Selfishness corrodes. Unselfishness ennobles, satisfies. – B.C. Forbes

In the time we have it is surely our duty to do all the good we can to all the people we can in all ways we can. – William Barclay

He who lives only for himself is truly dead to others. – Publius Syrus

Maturity begins to grow when you can sense your concern for others outweighing your concern for yourself. – John MacNaughton

Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It’s what you do for others. – Danny Thomas

Giving kids clothes and food is one thing, but it’s much more important to teach them that other people besides themselves are important and that the best thing they can do with their lives is to use them in the service of other people. – Dolores Huerta

For we must share, if we would keep, that blessing from above; ceasing to give, we cease to have; such is the law of love. – Richard C. Trench

True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost. - Arthur Ashe

There are no menial jobs, only menial attitudes. - William J. Bennett

The man who keeps busy helping the man below him won’t have time to envy the man above him. - Henrietta Mears

Greater love has no one but this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. - John 15:13

Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others. - Philippians 2:4

These endured all and gave all that justice among nations might prevail and that mankind might enjoy freedom and inherit peace. - An inscription in Normandy Chapel

See 11:25; 18:1


Honor lies in honest toil. – Grover Cleveland

No person was ever honoured for what he received. Honour has been the reward for what he gave. – Calvin Coolidge

Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them. - Aristotle

Don’t look for more honor than your learning merits. – Jewish Proverb

An honor is not diminished for being shared. – Lois McMaster Bujold

Reputation is what other people know about you. Honor is what you know about yourself. – Lois McMaster Bujold

Be honorable yourself if you wish to associate with honorable people. – Welsh Proverb

Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath. – Solon

They are never alone that are accompanied with noble thoughts. – Sir Philip Sidney

Honor is the moral conscience of the great. – D’Avenant

When I competed, it was for honor and country. It was a privilege to be a part of the U.S. team. – Bill Toomey

Ability without honor is useless. – Marcus T. Cicero

A good name is to be more desired than great riches. - Proverbs 22:1a

From our ancestors come our names from our virtues our honor. – Unknown Proverb

He who lives without discipline dies without honor. – Icelandic Proverb

If honor be your clothing, the suit will last a lifetime; but if clothing be your honor, it will soon be worn threadbare. – William Arnot

If you honor and serve the people who work for you, they will honor and serve you. – Mary Kay Ash

Before honor is humility. - Proverbs 15:33b

You shall rise before the gray headed and honor the presence of an old man, and fear your God. - Leviticus 19:32

Dead flies putrefy the perfumer’s ointment, and cause it to give off a foul odor; so does a little folly to the one respected for wisdom and honor. - Ecclesiastes 10:1

Worthy of honor is he who does no injustice, and more than twofold honor, if he not only does no injustice himself, but hinders others from doing any. - Plato

Render therefore to all their due: taxes to whom taxes are due, customs to whom customs, fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor. - Romans 13:7

National honor is national property of the highest value. - James Monroe

Honor to the Soldier, and Sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause” – Abraham Lincoln

See 18:12; 25:27; 26:1; 27:2, 18


Everybody has a little bit of Watergate in him. – Billy Graham

Honesty is the best policy. – Miguel de Cervantes

I hope I shall always possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an ‘Honest Man.’ – George Washington

The elegance of honesty needs no adornment. – Marry Browne

The naked truth is always better than the best dressed lie. – Ann Landers

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom. – Thomas Jefferson

Our character…is an omen of our destiny, and the more integrity we have and keep, the simpler and nobler that destiny is likely to be. – George Santayana

Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not. – Oprah Winfrey

When in doubt, tell the truth. – Mark Twain

Do not do what you would undo if caught. – Leah Arendt

Honesty is the most single most important factor having a direct bearing on the final success of an individual, corporation, or product. – Ed McMahon

You shall not steal, nor deal falsely, nor lie to one another. – Leviticus 19:11

Lies can buy you a fortune but the truth brings you peace. – Kazi Shams

One of the striking differences between a cat and a lie is a cat has only nine lives. - Mark Twain

A lie is like a snowball. The longer it is rolled on the ground the larger it becomes. - Martin Luther

You never find yourself until you face the truth. - Pearl Bailey

When you add to the truth, you subtract from it. - Talmud, Sanhedrin 29a

We don’t believe a liar even when he tells the truth. - Cicero

A liar ought to have a good memory. - Quintillian

Time is the only test of honest men, one day is space enough to know a rogue. - Sophocles

Who shall ascend unto the hill of the Lord? Or who shall stand in His holy place? He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. - Psalm 24:3-4

The integrity of the upright will guide them, but the perversity of the unfaithful will destroy them. - Proverbs 11:3

And it is better to be a poor man than a liar. - Proverbs 19:22b

See 10:9; 12:22; 13:6; 16:13; 26:28


Without courage, all the other virtues lose their meaning. – Winston Churchill

Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. – C.S. Lewis

The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle than the courage of a final moment, but it is no less a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy. A man does what he must – in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures – and that is the basis for all morality. – John F. Kennedy

Courage is fear holding on a minute longer. – Gen George S. Patton

We must constantly build dykes of courage to hold back the flood of fear. – Martin Luther King Jr.

Why not go out on a limb? Isn’t that where the fruit is? – Frank Scully

It is better by noble boldness to run the risk of being subject to half of the evils we anticipate then to remain in cowardly listlessness for fear of what might happen. – Herodotus

In times of stress, be bold and valiant. – Horace

Facing it – always facing it – that’s the way to get through. Face it! – Joseph Conrad

I believe half of the unhappiness in life comes from people being afraid to go straight at things. – William J. Lock

The best way out of a problem is through it. – Anonymous

It takes courage to know when you ought to be afraid. – James Michener

Bad weather always looks worse through a window. – Anonymous

The great virtue in life is real courage that knows how to face facts and live beyond them. – D.H. Lawrence

It is easy to be brave from a safe distance. – Aesop

It takes more courage to reveal insecurities than to hide them, more strength to relate to people then to dominate them, more ‘manhood’ to abide by thought-out principles rather than blind reflex. Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles and an immature mind. – Alex Karras

God grant me the courage not to give up what I think is right even though I think it is hopeless. – Adm. Chester W. Nimitz

Courage is the power to let go of the familiar. – Raymond Lindquist

You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships every day. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity. – Barbara De Angelis

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in a moment of comfort and convenience, but where he stands in times of challenge and controversy. - Martin Luther King Jr.

Courage is a perfect sensibility of the measure of danger, and a mental willingness to endure it. – William T. Sherman

One man with courage makes a majority. – Andrew Jackson

The weapon of the brave is his heart. – Anonymous

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. – Anais Nin

Who dares nothing need hope for nothing. – J.C.F. Schiller

It takes as much courage to have tried and failed as it does to have tried and succeeded. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Nothing ventured, nothing gained. – Anonymous

We need the courage to start and continue what we should do, and courage to stop what we shouldn’t do. – Richard L. Evans

Courage is rarely reckless or foolish…courage usually involves a highly realistic estimate of the odds that must be faced. – Margaret Truman

Courage is fear that has said its prayers. – Dorothy Bernard

Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste death but once. – William Shakespeare

Courage is doing what you’re afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you’re scared. – Eddie Rickenbacker

Courage is like love, it must have hope for nourishment. – Napolean Bonaparte

Courage is grace under pressure. – Ernest Hemingway

Courage is virtue which champions the cause of right. – Cicero

Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke. – Benjamin Disraeli

Courage can’t see around corners, but goes around them anyway. – Mignon McLaughlin

Courage is very important. Like a muscle, it is strengthened by use. – Ruth Gordon

The Lord is my light and my salvation - whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life - of whom shall I be afraid. - Psalm 27:1

To see what is right and not to do it is want of courage. - Confucius

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear. - Mark Twain

I will have no man in my boat, who is not afraid of a whale. - Chief Mate Starbuck in Melville’s “Moby Dick”

Untutored courage is useless in the face of educated bullets. – Gen. George S. Patton

It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. - Theodore Roosevelt

What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it’s the size of the fight in the dog. - Dwight D. Eisenhower

Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway. - John Wayne

Heroes may not be braver than anyone else. They’re just braver five minutes longer. - Ronald Reagan

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