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12 Military Mottos for Entrepreneurs [Video] 5/5 (3)

Patrick Bet-David’s story is the picture of American achievement. After fleeing Iran and coming to America at the age of 12, he became a citizen, served in the U.S. Army (101st Airborne), and is now the head of PHP, one of the fastest growing financial companies in America. Entrepreneurs now look at his blog and YouTube channel for advice on everything from scaling a business to building confidence.

Patrick doesn’t blame his success on luck or talent, however. He largely draws upon maxims that the military gave him to achieve success. In a world where, “Sixty percent of Fortune 500 companies in 1970 are no longer in business today,” entrepreneurs need to be tougher and more agile than ever to make their dreams reality. Here are just 12 of those mottos; they’re sure to give you some extra grit and get the job done.


  1. Stay alert, stay alive.
  2. Whatever it takes.
  3. The only easy day was yesterday.
  4. Peace through strength.
  5. Molon labe. (Come and take them.)
  6. Better to die than to be a coward.
  7. Facta non verba. (Deeds, not words.)
  8. Si vis pacem, para bellum. (If you wish for peace, prepare for war.)
  9. Lerne leiden ohne zu klagen. (Learn to suffer without complaining.)
  10. No mission too difficult, no sacrifice too great, duty first.
  11. The hard we shall do today, the impossible we shall do tomorrow.
  12. Never above you, never below you, always beside you, oorah.

Watch below to see how Patrick breaks down each of these mottos, and what they mean for your business. You can watch more of Patrick’s videos on his channel, here.

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  1. Mary W
    August 13, 2016 at 8:36 am — Reply

    Inspirational and motivational! You can keep your dream alive if you follow these maxims…

  2. Edward M. Levene SFC USA Ret
    October 21, 2016 at 1:28 pm — Reply

    Do you have anything for the Combat Vietnam Veterans like a picture of a P38 which we used to open C-Rats in the field.

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