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Quotations About / On: SOLDIER

  • 61.
    It is not enough that our life is an easy one. We must live on the stretch, retiring to our rest like soldiers on the eve of a battle, looking forward to the strenuous sortie of the morrow.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "The Service: Qualities of the Recruit" (1840), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 4, p. 279, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 62.
    A farmer, a hunter, a soldier, a reporter, even a philosopher, may be daunted; but nothing can deter a poet, for he is actuated by pure love. Who can predict his comings and goings? His business calls him out at all hours, even when doctors sleep.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Winter Visitors," Walden (1854).)
  • 63.
    It does not matter much in what wars we serve, whether in the Highlands or the Lowlands. Everywhere we get soldiers' pay still.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Letter, July 7,1843, to Thoreau's mother, in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 6, p. 91, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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