Navy Seal Sayings and Mottos: 65 Inspirational Navy Seal Collections

  – Navy Seal Sayings and Mottos  – 

Whether you’re an entrepreneur, working in corporate America, or creating a start-up, constantly looking for new ways to stay motivated and guide is crucial. 

Navy Seal Sayings and Mottos: 

It’s a fantastic quality to be a self-starter, but we’re all human and overwhelmed by the minutiae of our daily responsibilities.

Here are 65 Navy SEAL statements that I keep in mind while moving towards my personal and professional goals.


65 Navy Seal Sayings and Mottos

  1. “Most planning experts agree that the majority of people, organizations, etc., that fail to reach their goals do so because they did not apply an adequate form of measurement to keep track of their progress.”
  2. “You Don’t Have to Like It, You Just Have to Do It.”
  3. “Don’t run to your death.”
  4. “My God had not spoken again. But neither had He forsaken me. I knew that. For damned sure, I knew that” ― Marcus Luttrell”Pain is weakness leaving the body” – US Navy SEAL’s
  5. “The only easy day was yesterday.”
  6. “Anybody want to quit?”
  7. “Get comfortable being uncomfortable.”
  8. “Nothing Lasts Forever”
  9. “It’s all mind over matter, if I don’t mind, then it doesn’t matter” – US Navy SEAL’s
  10. “You don’t ever let quitting enter your mind as it is a sickness that will weaken you. /…/ Never quit, never consider it!”
  11. “You need to train harder and longer than your enemies to survive. It’s not luck that makes Navy SEALS the most elite combat unit in the world – It’s hard work on a daily basis.”
  12. “We’re Not Going to Stop Until We Get at Least One Quitter”
  13. “Cowards never start. The weak never finish. Winners never quit.”
  14. “It pays to be a winner” – US Navy SEAL’s
  15. “If you work together as a team and put out as hard as you can for a short period of time, you’ll get to rest while everyone else pays for not working so hard.”
  16. “My strength didn’t come from lifting weights. My strength came from lifting myself up every time I was knocked down.”
  17. “I had no answer to those questions, only hope. With absolutely no one to turn to, no Mikey, no Axe, no Danny, I have to face the final battle by myself, maybe lonely, maybe desolate, maybe against formidable odds. But I was not giving up.”
  18. “Nothing Lasts Forever”
  19. “It’s time to get rid of them.” – U.S Navy Seal Sayings and Mottos

    "The only easy day was yesterday" - U.S Navy Seal Sayings and Mottos

  20. “Say goodnight to the sun.”
  21. “You can run but will just die tired.”
  22. “The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in combat.”
  23. “Anything worth doing is worth overdoing. Moderation is for cowards.” – Shane Patton
  24. “It’s all-in, all-the-time.”
  25. “Two equals one, and one equals none.”
  26. “Being a winner pays off.”
  27. “They could beat you, run you, make you endure untold cold and pain, and kill you……but they could never make you quit.” – Walter Diaczenko
  28. “Move about, shoot, and communicate.”
  29. “Pain is weakness leaving the body” (Meaning: Training to be a Navy SEAL is painful. But as you get stronger, you don’t feel as much pain.)
  30. “If You Ain’t Cheating, You Ain’t Trying” (Meaning: In combat, the larger force dictates the rules… and Navy SEALS are ALWAYS the smaller force. To win they need to break the rules.)
  31. “Don’t be afraid of the circuses”
  32. “The guys that start BUDS thinking that they won’t make it… DON’T MAKE IT! Those who begin BUDS with an “I will die before I quit” mentality are the guys who are standing tall on graduation day!”
  33. “Mental toughness in this situation means consciously noticing the things that you are able to do well and honoring your efforts with positive thoughts.”
  34. “I also saw many make it through the course who were quite ordinary from a physical standpoint, yet they kept going day after day, evolution after evolution. At some point, they seemed to arrive at a mental state that basically said, “Others have made it through this course, and I can too!”
  35. “Hit the surf.”
  36. “No plan survives first contact with the enemy.”
  37.  “I saw many people quit at BUDS who had all the necessary attributes and traits required to serve as a SEAL, except one — the ability to remain mentally focused when faced with continuous and very stressful challenges or situations.”
  38. “Don’t ever – ever – ring the bell”
  39. “Awaken and discover your mission.”
  40. “In the SEAL culture, winning and accomplishing the mission at hand is to be done at all costs.”


  41. “Have a shared sense of purpose”
  42. “Addictions: People lacking confidence often resort to destructive behavior such as overeating, abuse of alcohol, or drugs in order to cope with their feelings of inadequacy.”
  43. “I had only one Teammate. And He moved, as ever, in mysterious ways. But I was a Christian, and He had somehow saved me from a thousand AK- bullets on that day. No one had shot me, which was well nigh beyond all comprehension.” ― Marcus Luttrell
  44. “Don’t back down from the sharks.”
  45. “It is contagious to be calm.”
  46. “I didn’t know if I could finish the run, but I knew I could take one more step. I did it. And then I took another, and another, and another. A couple hours later the sun came up as we finished the run. I had made it.”
  47. “It May, or May Not, Pay to be a Winner”
  48. “Toughness involves having control over your thoughts. In a situation where your fitness level is not where you want it to be, and your negative thoughts are getting the best of you, you have a choice. You can let the negative thoughts take over and drain you of energy, or you can consciously choose positive thoughts that empower you and push you to press on.”
  49. “You’ve only got three choices in life: Give up, give in, or give it all you’ve got.”
  50. If you ain’t cheating, you ain’t trying.
  51. “Be someone special.”
  52. “All your excuses are lies”
  53. “Pain is good, extreme pain is extremely good.”
  54. “If You’re Gonna Be Stupid, You Better Be Hard”
  55. “The trick was to just get through whatever was happening.”
  56. “Nothing I can’t do. I am a UDT Navy Seal diver.
  57. “Failure is not falling down but refusing to get up.”
  58. “Stay positive. Stay fighting. Stay brave. Stay ambitious. Stay focused. Stay strong.”
  59. “Instead of thinking about the entire six-month course, the week’s training schedule or even the daily schedule, many trainees focus on literally getting by one small event at a time, be it getting dressed, eating breakfast, running to the obstacle course, completing the obstacle course within standards, etc. — the focus is one successive micro-evolutions or time frames.”
  60. “There are two ways to do something, the right way, and again.” – US Navy SEAL’s

    "There are two ways to do something, the right way, and again." - US Navy SEAL's

  61. Start singing when you are up to your neck in mud.”
  62. “I lead by example in all situations.”
  63. “Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds.”                                                                                           
  64. “Stay low, go fast. Kill first, die last. One shot, one kill. No luck, all skill” – US Navy SEAL’s
  65. “Nobody remembers a loser or a quitter.”


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