Quotations About / On: SOLDIER

  • 21.
    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).)
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  • 22.
    Your son, my lord, has paid a soldier's debt.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Ross, in Macbeth, act 5, sc. 9, l. 5. On Young Siward, killed in battle.)
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  • 23.
    Drinking is the soldier's pleasure.
    (John Dryden (1631-1700), British poet, dramatist, critic. Alexander's Feast.)
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  • 24.
    God had made some soldiers. Society is a battlefield.
    (Spiritual warfare, Christians)
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  • 25.
    Those who send drones to bomb soldiers and civilians see a field of their dead rivals merely as the rubble of rebel rabble
    (Saiom Shriver)
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  • 26.
    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)
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  • 27.
    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.)
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  • 28.
    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).)
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  • 29.
    I used to think of death ... like I suppose soldiers think of it: it was a possible thing that I could well avoid by my skill.
    (Stendhal [Marie Henri Beyle] (1783-1842), French novelist. Fabrizzio, in The Charterhouse of Parma, ch. XXII, Dupont (1839) (trans. by Jeri King). Fabrizzio is speaking of death.)
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  • 30.
    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).)
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