Now, gentlemen, let us do something today which the world may talk of hereafter. (before the Battle of Trafalgar, 21 October 1805)
Honorable retreats are no ways inferior to brave charges, as having less fortune, more of discipline, and as much valor.
A brave man who climbs trees is food for their roots.
This will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.
It is not set speeches at the moment of battle that render soldiers brave. The veteran scarcely listens to them, and the recruit forgets them at the first discharge.
One who enters a forest does not listen to the breaking of the twigs in the brush.
None but the brave deserves the fair.
I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection.
Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them.
Each man must not think only of himself, but also of his buddy fighting beside him. We don’t want yellow cowards in this Army. They should be killed off like rats. If not, they will go home after this war and breed more cowards. The brave men will breed more brave men.