Quotations About / On:
Soldiers of the ploughshare as well as soldiers of the sword.
(John Ruskin (1819-1900), British art critic, author. Unto This Last, essay 3 (1862).)
I never expect a soldier to think, sir.
(George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (First produced 1897). Richard Dudgeon, in The Devil's Disciple, act 3, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 2, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1971).)
Drinking is the soldier's pleasure.
(John Dryden (1631-1700), British poet, dramatist, critic. Alexander's Feast.)
Those who send drones to bomb soldiers and civilians see a field of their dead rivals merely as the rubble of rebel rabble
Our poetry emulates the recent progress in military strategy: Our army's strength is the foot soldiers.
(Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Poems (1846).)
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.
(G.C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg (1742-1799), German physicist, philosopher. "Notebook E," aph. 19, Aphorisms (written 1765-1799), trans. by R.J. Hollingdale (1990).)
I am not willing to risk the lives of German soldiers for countries whose names we cannot spell properly.
(Volker Rühe (b. 1942), German politician, defense minister. Independent (London, Aug. 28, 1992).)
The history of a soldier's wound beguiles the pain of it.
(Laurence Sterne (1713-1768), British author. Tristram Shandy, bk. 1, ch. 25 (1759-1767).)
Bravery in simple soldiers is a dangerous trade, to which they have bound themselves to get their livelihood.
(François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 215 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).)
Two soldiers and a villain are enough to blow up the rights of the citizens.
(Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Poems (1852).)