War is fear cloaked in courage.
—William Westmoreland (1914–2005) American Military General
Morale is the greatest single factor in successful wars.
—Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890–1969) American Head of State, Military Leader
It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it.
—Douglas MacArthur (1880–1964) American Military Leader
Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men. It is the spirit of men who follow and of the man who leads that gains the victory.
—George S. Patton (1885–1945) American Military Leader
The weapon of the brave is in his heart.
Courage in danger is half the battle.
—Plautus (Titus Maccius Plautus) (c.250–184 BCE) Roman Comic Playwright
The guts carry the feet, not the feet the guts.
—Miguel de Cervantes (1547–1616) Spanish Novelist
Courage which goes against military expediency is stupidity, or, if it is insisted upon by a commander, irresponsibility.
—Erwin Rommel (1891–1944) German Soldier
A man of courage never wants weapons.
A brave arm makes a short sword long.
He fights with spirit as well as with the sword.
A bold heart is half the battle.