Quotations About / On: SOLDIER

  • 51.
    The connection between dress and war is not far to seek; your finest clothes are those you wear as soldiers.
    (Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), British novelist. Three Guineas, p. 25 (1938).)
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  • 52.
    The worst readers are those who behave like plundering soldiers: they take away a few things they can use, soil and jumble what remains, and slander the whole.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 436, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Mixed Opinions and Maxims, aphorism 137, "The Worst Readers," (1879).)
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  • 53.
    The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it NOW deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.
    (Thomas Paine (1737-1809), Anglo-American political theorist, writer. First published in Pennsylvania Journal (December 19, 1776). Introduction to the first of a series of pamphlets entitled "The American Crisis," (December 23, 1776). George Washington ordered this paper to be read to his troops, December 26, 1776, on the eve of the Battle of Trenton, New Jersey.)
  • 54.
    If our soldiers are not overburdened with money, it is not because they have a distaste for riches; if their lives are not unduly long, it is not because they are disinclined to longevity.
    (Sun Tzu (6-5th century B.C.), Chinese general. Ed. James Clavell (1981). The Art of War, ch. 11, axiom 27 (c. 490 B.C.).)
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  • 55.
    Do you know what a soldier is, young man? He's the chap who makes it possible for civilised folk to despise war.
    (Allan Massie (b. 1938), British author. Colonel Fernie, in A Question of Loyalties, pt. 2, ch. 1 (1989).)
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  • 56.
    It's a bad town to bring an appetite to, soldier. We've been here since yesterday morning and we've been living on boiled hay and razor blades.
    (Maxwell Anderson (1888-1959), dramatist, screenwriter, and Del Andrews. Tjaden (Slim Summerville), All Quiet On The Western Front, to Paul (Lew Ayres), who's inquiring about food (1930).)
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  • 57.
    Until the end of the Middle Ages, and in many cases afterwards too, in order to obtain initiation in a trade of any sort whatever—whether that of courtier, soldier, administrator, merchant or workman—a boy did not amass the knowledge necessary to ply that trade before entering it, but threw himself into it; he then acquired the necessary knowledge.
    (Philippe Ariés (20th century), French historian. Centuries of Childhood, pt. 1, ch. 4 (1962).)
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  • 58.
    This hard work will always be done by one kind of man; not by scheming speculators, nor by soldiers, nor professors, nor readers of Tennyson; but by men of endurance—deep-chested, long- winded, tough, slow and sure, and timely.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Farming," Society and Solitude (1870). Edward Emerson noted that Emerson was here referring to the utopian communities of Brook Farm and Fruitlands.)
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  • 59.
    Bonaparte knew but one merit, and rewarded in one and the same way the good soldier, the good astronomer, the good poet, the good player.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Spiritual Laws," Essays, First Series (1841, repr. 1847).)
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  • 60.
    Examples are cited by soldiers, of men who have seen the cannon pointed, and the fire given to it, and who have stepped aside from he path of the ball. The terrors of the storm are chiefly confined to the parlour and the cabin.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Prudence," Essays, First Series (1841, repr. 1847).)
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