What argufies pride and ambition? Soon or late death will take us in tow: Each bullet has got its commission, And when our time's come we must go.
'Each Bullet Has Got Its Commission'. First published1803.
For a soldier I listed, to grow great in fame, And be shot at for sixpence a day.Porfirio Diaz
Did you ever hear of Captain Wattle? He was all for love, and a little for the bottle.Porfirio Diaz
Poor Mexico, so far from God and so close to the United States.Porfirio Diaz
Then trust me, there's nothing like drinking So pleasant this side of the grave; It keeps the unhappy from thinking, And makes e'en the valiant more brave.Porfirio Diaz