Quotations About / On: SOLDIER

  • 51.
    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).)
  • 52.
    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).)
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  • 53.
    Civil servants and priests, soldiers and ballet-dancers, schoolmasters and police constables, Greek museums and Gothic steeples, civil list and services list—the common seed within which all these fabulous beings slumber in embryo is taxation.
    (Karl Marx (1818-1883), German political theorist, social philosopher. repr. In Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels: Collected Works, vol. 6 (1976). Moralizing Criticism and Critical Morality (1847).)
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  • 54.
    The feeling about a soldier is, when all is said and done, he wasn't really going to do very much with his life anyway. The example usually is: "he wasn't going to compose Beethoven's Fifth."
    (Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (b. 1922), U.S. novelist. City Limits (London, March 11, 1983).)
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  • 55.
    What makes a regiment of soldiers a more noble object of view than the same mass of mob? Their arms, their dresses, their banners, and the art and artificial symmetry of their position and movements.
    (George Gordon Noel Byron (1788-1824), British poet. Letter, February 7, 1821, to publisher John Murray.)
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  • 56.
    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.)
  • 57.
    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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  • 58.
    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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  • 59.
    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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  • 60.
    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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