Quotations About / On: SOLDIER
Austrian soldiers are like horses: brave but easily frightened.
(Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Notebooks and Diaries (1859).)
One can be a soldier without dying, and a lover without sighing.
(Edwin, Sir Arnold (1832-1904), British dramatist, poet. Sakamune, in Adzuma, act 2, sc. 5.)
When we assumed the Soldier, we did not lay aside the Citizen.
(George Washington (1732-1799), U.S. general, president. Address, June 26, 1775, to the New York legislature.)
Ain't nothing the matter with a soldier that ain't the matter with everyone else.
(Daniel Taradash (b. 1913), U.S. screenwriter. Prewitt (Montgomery Clift), From Here To Eternity (1953).)
When the soldier is hit by a cannon-ball, rags are as becoming as purple.
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 2, pp. 28-29, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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
Instead of being a brave soldier, dying at my post with my gun to my neck, i'ld rather be a writer, dying on my table with my pen to my hand.
(A die-hard writer)
The schoolmaster is abroad! And I trust to him armed with his primer against the soldier in full military array.
(Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832), British philosopher, political theorist, jurist. speech, Jan. 29, 1828, to House of Commons, on educational reform.)
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).)