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Quotations About / On: SOLDIER

  • 31.
    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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  • 32.
    Wars will remain while human nature remains. I believe in my soul in cooperation, in arbitration; but the soldier's occupation we cannot say is gone until human nature is gone.
    (Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822-1893), U.S. president. Diary and Letters of Rutherford Birchard Hayes: Nineteenth President of the United States, vol. IV, pp. 592-593, ed. Charles Richard Williams, The Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society, 5 vols. (1922-1926), Diary (August 11, 1890).)
  • 33.
    Einstein is not ... merely an artist in his moments of leisure and play, as a great statesman may play golf or a great soldier grow orchids. He retains the same attitude in the whole of his work. He traces science to its roots in emotion, which is exactly where art is also rooted.
    (Havelock Ellis (1859-1939), British psychologist. The Dance of Life, ch. 3 (1923).)
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  • 34.
    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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  • 35.
    The scholar, without good breeding, is a pedant; the philosopher, a cynic; the soldier, a brute; and every man disagreeable.
    (Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694-1773), British statesman, man of letters. letter, Oct. 9, 1747, Letters Written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl, Earl of Chesterfield, to his Son, Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl, Esq, 5th ed., vol. I, p. 281, London (1774).)
  • 36.
    As soldiers we have few saving graces. Perhaps our willingness to die for what we believe in is all that matters.
    (Leo V. Gordon, U.S. screenwriter, and Arthur Hiller. Col. Harker (Nigel Green), Tobruk, about to commit a suicidal act of bravery (1967).)
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  • 37.
    By and by when each nation has 20,000 battleships and 5,000,000 soldiers we shall all be safe and the wisdom of statesmanship will stand confirmed.
    (Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910), U.S. author. "More Maxims of Mark," p. 941, Mark Twain: Collected Tales, Sketches, Speeches, & Essays, 1891-1910, Library of America (1992).)
  • 38.
    There are few men more superstitious than soldiers. There are, after all, the men who live closest to death.
    (Mary Stewart (b. 1916), British novelist. The Last Enchantment, bk. 2, ch. 3 (1979).)
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  • 39.
    Civil servants and priests, soldiers and ballet-dancers, schoolmasters and police constables, Greek museums and Gothic steeples, civil list and services list—the common seed within which all these fabulous beings slumber in embryo is taxation.
    (Karl Marx (1818-1883), German political theorist, social philosopher. repr. In Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels: Collected Works, vol. 6 (1976). Moralizing Criticism and Critical Morality (1847).)
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  • 40.
    The feeling about a soldier is, when all is said and done, he wasn't really going to do very much with his life anyway. The example usually is: "he wasn't going to compose Beethoven's Fifth."
    (Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (b. 1922), U.S. novelist. City Limits (London, March 11, 1983).)
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