Quotations About / On: SOLDIER

  • 31.
    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).)
  • 32.
    A nation fights well in proportion to the amount of men and materials it has. And the other equation is that the individual soldier in that army is a more effective soldier the poorer his standard of living has been in the past.
    (Norman Mailer (b. 1923), U.S. author. Gen. Edward Cummings, in The Naked and the Dead, pt. 1, ch. 6, Rinehart (1948). in conversation with Lt. Robert Hearn.)
    More quotations from: Norman Mailer, soldier
  • 33.
    Children play soldier. That makes sense. But why do soldiers play children?
    (Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian satirist. repr. In Half-Truths and One-And-A Half-Truths: Selected Aphorisms, "In This War We Are Dealing ...," ed. Harry Zohn (1976). Sprüche und Widersprüche, ch. 4 (1909).)
    More quotations from: Karl Kraus, soldier, children
  • 34.
    It does not matter much in what wars we serve, whether in the Highlands or the Lowlands. Everywhere we get soldiers' pay still.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Letter, July 7,1843, to Thoreau's mother, in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 6, p. 91, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
    More quotations from: Henry David Thoreau
  • 35.
    I can take the pain of your absence. I'm soldier and I've been used to being hurt. Even so, it will hurt me.
    (I was missing a lady friend I was in love with when I said this.)
    More quotations from: Yehoshua Shim'onai
  • 36.
    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)
    More quotations from: Alexander Onoja
  • 37.
    O hallowed soldier, bent and sore,
    The trumpet sounds from a hostile shore,
    Echoing memories relived many times before
    Of the glory, the plunder and the human gore.
    (Words Left Unsaid, copyright 2002)
    More quotations from: R B Seals
  • 38.
    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.)
    More quotations from: Jeremy Bentham, soldier, trust
  • 39.
    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).)
    More quotations from: Havelock Ellis, golf, soldier, work
  • 40.
    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.)
    More quotations from: Stendhal [Marie Henri Beyle], death
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