If you want to talk about determination, look no further than America's proud military history. The men and women of America's armed forces demonstrate on a daily basis the kind of dedication most can only imagine. They make Americans everywhere proud with their selfless 
sacrifice. Wouldn't it be great if you could produce that same loyalty and passion in your own team?

Perhaps you can. Those quoted below inspired their fellow soldiers to continue the battle despite immense struggles and terrible odds. While your company may never carry an entire nation on its shoulders, you can still inspire greatness and build loyalty by thinking of your team as a machine of might and precision. Hold your team to high standards, give them the tools to succeed, and let them prove their worth.

Here are quotes from great military leaders that will inspire you and your team to fight your 
battles until the end:

1. "I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat... You ask, what is our policy? I 
say it is to wage war by land, sea, and air. War with all our might and with all the strength God has given us, and to wage war against a monstrous tyranny never surpassed in the dark and lamentable catalogue of human crime. That is our policy. You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word. It is victory. Victory at all costs. Victory in spite of all terrors. Victory, however long and hard the road may be, for without victory there is no survival." - Winston Churchill, First Lord of the Admiralty 

2. "Neither a wise nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of 
the future to run over him." - General Dwight D. Eisenhower

3. "The soldier is the Army. No army is better than its soldiers. The soldier is also a citizen. In fact, the highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is that of bearing arms for one's country." - General George S. Patton

4. "I offer neither pay, nor quarters, nor food; I offer only hunger, thirst, forced marches, battles, and death. Let him who loves his country with his heart, and not merely his lips, follow me." - General Giuseppe Garibaldi

5. "I don't know what effect these men will have upon the enemy, but, by God, they terrify me." - Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

6. "I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country." - Captain Nathan Hale 

7. "There is nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer." - General James H. Doolittle

8. "My center is giving way, my right is in retreat, situation excellent. I attack." - Marshal Ferdinand Foch

9. "I will never quit. My nation expects me to be physically harder and mentally stronger than my enemies. If knocked down I will get back up, every time. I will draw on every remaining ounce of strength to protect my teammates and to accomplish our mission. I am never out of the fight." - Marcus Luttrell, Navy SEAL 

10. "I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction: 'I served in the United States Navy.'" - President John F. Kennedy

11. "Question the answers, I repeated every class. Reevaluate your conclusions when the 
evidence changes." - Captain Craig M. Mullaney

12. "The most important thing I learned is that soldiers watch what their leaders do. You can 
give them classes and lecture them forever, but it is your personal example they will follow." - General Colin Powell

13. "In every battle there comes a time when both sides consider themselves beaten; then he 
who continues the attack wins." - General Ulysses S. Grant 

14. "When you are commanding, leading [soldiers] under conditions where physical 
exhaustion and privations must be ignored, where the lives of [soldiers] may be sacrificed, then, the efficiency of your leadership will depend only to a minor degree on your tactical ability. It will primarily be determined by your character, your reputation, not much for courage--which will be accepted as a matter of course--but by the previous reputation you have established for fairness, for that high-minded patriotic purpose, that quality of unswerving determination to carry through any military task assigned to you." - General George C. Marshall

15. "A man has integrity if his interest in the good of the service is at all times greater than 
his personal pride, and when he holds himself to the same line of duty when unobserved as he would follow if his superiors were present." - General S.L.A. Marshall

16. "Americans never quit. We never surrender. We never hide from history. We make history." -Senator John McCain