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Quotations About / On: SOLDIER

  • 11.
    Take it easy, soldier. Everybody gets a little "noivous" in the "soivice."
    (Alvah Bessie, Ranald MacDougall, and Lester Cole. Raoul Walsh. Captain Nelson (Errol Flynn), Objective Burma, reassuring a nervous soldier on a parachute jump (1945).)
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  • 12.
    The winter is to a woman of fashion what, of yore, a campaign was to the soldiers of the Empire.
    (Honoré De Balzac (1799-1850), French novelist. In The Works of Honoré de Balzac, vol. IV, trans. by George Saintsbury (1971). Narrator, in The Imaginary Mistress, original title La fausse maötresse, in Le Siècle (December, 1831).)
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  • 13.
    You can make children believe whatever you want, and the children of today are the soldiers and mothers of tomorrow.
    (Dudley Nichols, U.S. screenwriter. Jean Renoir. Major Von Keller (Walter Slezak), This Land Is Mine (1943).)
  • 14.
    The man you stabbed in the back is a soldier.
    (Stanley Kubrick (b. 1928), U.S. director, screenwriter. General Mireau (George Macready), Paths of Glory, realizing he is to take all the blame for the execution of three innocent men (1957).)
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  • 15.
    Perfect soldier, perfect gentleman ... never gave offence to anyone, not even the enemy.
    (A.J.P. (Alan John Percivale) Taylor (1906-1990), British historian. Letter, March 16, 1973. Letters to Eva, ed. Eva Haraszti Taylor (1991). Referring to Field Marshal Alexander.)
  • 16.
    Austrian soldiers are like horses: brave but easily frightened.
    (Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Notebooks and Diaries (1859).)
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  • 17.
    When soldiers have been baptized in the fire of a battle- field, they have all one rank in my eyes.
    (Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821), French general, emperor. Quoted in Ralph Waldo Emerson, Representative Men, "Napoleon," (1850).)
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  • 18.
    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.)
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  • 19.
    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.)
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  • 20.
    The courage of a soldier is found to be the cheapest and most common quality of human nature.
    (Edward Gibbon (1737-1794), British historian. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, vol. 3, ch. 26 (1776-1788).)
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