Give them great meals of beef and iron and steel, they will eat like wolves and fight like devils.
William Shakespeare, Henry V (c. 1599), Act III, scene 7, line 161.
His breast with wounds unnumber'd riven, His back to earth, his face to heaven.lord byron
For the army is a school in which the miser becomes generous, and the generous prodigal; miserly soldiers are like monsters, but very rarely seen.Miguel de Cervantes
Then a soldier, Full of strange oaths and bearded like the pard, Jealous in honour, sudden and quick in quarrel, Seeking the bubble reputation Even in the cannon's mouth.william shakespeare
God and a soldier all people adore In time of war, but not before; And when war is over and all things are righted, God is neglected and an old soldier slighted.
An Austrian army awfully arrayed. Siege of Belgrade.
He stands erect; his slouch becomes a walk; He steps right onward, martial in his air, His form and movement.william cowper
We are coming, Father Abraham, three hundred thousand more.
He slept an iron sleep, Slain fighting for his country.homer
He smote them hip and thigh.
"What are the bugles blowin' for?" said Files-on-Parade. "To turn you out, to turn you out," the Colour Sergeant said.rudyard kipling
It is not the guns or armament Or the money they can pay, It's the close co-operation That makes them win the day. It is not the individual Or the army as a whole, But the everlastin' teamwork Of every bloomin' soul.
Nicanor lay dead in his harness.
Here's to the Blue of the wind-swept North When we meet on the fields of France, May the spirit of Grant be with you all As the sons of the North advance! * * * * * Here's to the Gray of the sun-kissed South When we meet on the fields of France, May the spirit of Lee be with you all As the sons of the South advance! * * * * * And here's to the Blue and the Gray as One! When we meet on the fields of France, May the spirit of God be with us all As the sons of the Flag advance!
But off with your hat and three times three for Columbia's true-blue sons; The men below who batter the foe the men behind the guns!
Abner … smote him under the fifth rib.
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
Foremost captain of his time, Rich in saving common sense.Alfred Tennyson
For this is England's greatest son, He that gain'd a hundred fights, And never lost an English gun.Alfred Tennyson
Home they brought him slain with spears, They brought him home at even-fall.Alfred Tennyson
The more we work, the more we may, It makes no difference to our pay.