When first under fire an' you're wishful to duck, Don't look nor take 'eed at the man that is struck, Be thankful you're livin', and trust to your luck And march to your front like a soldier. Front, front, front like a soldier...
I now close my military career and just fade away, an old soldier whotried to dohis dutyas Godgavehimthelight to see that duty.Douglas MacArthur
As an old soldier I admit the cowardice: it's as universal as sea sickness, and matters just as little.George Bernard Shaw
It's best that you know this immediately: I have never been a Fascist, but always a soldier who obeyed orders.rodolfo graziani
Gertrude Stein, all courage and will, is a soldier of minimalism. Her work, unlike the resonating silences in the art of Samuel Beckett, embodies in its loquacity and verbosity the curious paradox of the minimalist form. This art of the nuance in repetition and placement she shares with the orchestral compositions of Philip Glass.elizabeth hardwick
I, serial number 30743, Lieutenant General in reserves Yitzhak Rabin, a soldier in the Israeli Defense Forces and in the army of peace, I, who have sent armies into fire and soldiers to their death, say today: We sail onto a war which has no casualties, no wounded, no blood nor suffering. It is the only war which is a pleasure to participate in — the war for peace.yitzhak rabin
...the basic principles of the military services are unchangeable. Courage and candor, obedience and comradeship, love of fatherland and loyalty to the State: these are ever the distinguishing characteristics of the soldier and sailor. Building character through intelligent training and education is always the first and greatest goal.erich raeder
The American soldier demonstrated that, properly equipped, trained and led, he has no superior among all the armies of the world.lucian truscott
This is a simple story of a battle; such a tale as may be told by a soldier who is no writer to a reader who is no soldier.ambrose bierce
Every German soldier must be made to feel that he is living under the muzzle of a Russian gun.vasily chuikov
Anglican chaplains were remarkably out of touch with their troops. The Second Battalion chaplain, just before the Loos fighting, had preached a violent sermon on the Battle against Sin, at which one old soldier behind me had grumbled: "Christ, as if one bloody push wasn't enough to worry about at a time!"robert graves
Chief among our gains must be reckoned this possibility of choice, the recognition of many possible ways of life, where other civilizations have recognized only one. Where other civilizations give a satisfactory outlet to only one temperamental type, be he mystic or soldier, business man or artist, a civilization in which there are many standards offers a possibility of satisfactory adjustment to individuals of many different temperamental types, of diverse gifts and varying interests.Margaret Mead
A monk of La Trappe, a French soldier of the Imperial Guard, and a thriving mill-owner, supposing each a type, and no more than a type, of his class, are all interesting specimens of humanity, but narrow ones, so narrow that even all the three together would not make up a perfect man.john ruskin
"I think the climax of the book will be the execution of poor old Edgar Derby," I said. "The irony is so great. A whole city gets burned down, and thousands of people are killed. And then this one American foot soldier is arrested in the ruins for taking a teapot. And he's given a regular trial, and then he's shot by a firing squad."
Most fair, Will you vouchsafe to teach a soldier terms Such as will enter at a lady's ear And plead his love-suit to her gentle heart?william shakespeare
God's soldier be he! Had I as many sons as I have hairs, I would not wish them to a fairer death: And so his knell is knoll'd.william shakespeare
Although too much of a soldier among sovereigns, no one could claim with better right to be a sovereign among soldiers.walter scott
Yet what can they see in the longest kingly line in Europe, save that it runs back to a successful soldier?walter scott
Historical justice obliges me to state that of the enemies who took up positions against us, the Greek soldier particularly fought with the highest courage. He capitulated only when further resistance had become impossible and useless.
This is the soldier brave enough to tell the glory-dazzled world that "war is hell."henry van dyke
2 Kalki 02:14, 11 December 2008 (UTC) 2 InvisibleSun 23:10, 20 December 2008 (UTC) A Lieutenant is not worth a General ...even if that Lieutenant is my son! I do not change the soldier for the marshal! ~ Joseph Stalin (born December 21)
That in the captain ’s but a choleric word, Which in the soldier is flat blasphemy.
An if I live until I be a man, I'll win our ancient right in France again, Or die a soldier, as I liv'd a king.