Quotations About / On: SOLDIER

  • 11.
    We have in the service the scum of the earth as common soldiers.
    (Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke Wellington (1769-1852), British soldier, prime minister. Dispatch, July 2, 1813, from Vitoria, Spain, to Lord Bathurst, War Minister. Quoted in Stanhope, Notes of Conversations with the Duke of Wellington (November 4, 1831).)
  • 12.
    The man you stabbed in the back is a soldier.
    (Stanley Kubrick (b. 1928), U.S. director, screenwriter. General Mireau (George Macready), Paths of Glory, realizing he is to take all the blame for the execution of three innocent men (1957).)
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  • 13.
    Perfect soldier, perfect gentleman ... never gave offence to anyone, not even the enemy.
    (A.J.P. (Alan John Percivale) Taylor (1906-1990), British historian. Letter, March 16, 1973. Letters to Eva, ed. Eva Haraszti Taylor (1991). Referring to Field Marshal Alexander.)
  • 14.
    Austrian soldiers are like horses: brave but easily frightened.
    (Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Notebooks and Diaries (1859).)
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  • 15.
    One can be a soldier without dying, and a lover without sighing.
    (Edwin, Sir Arnold (1832-1904), British dramatist, poet. Sakamune, in Adzuma, act 2, sc. 5.)
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  • 16.
    When we assumed the Soldier, we did not lay aside the Citizen.
    (George Washington (1732-1799), U.S. general, president. Address, June 26, 1775, to the New York legislature.)
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  • 17.
    Ain't nothing the matter with a soldier that ain't the matter with everyone else.
    (Daniel Taradash (b. 1913), U.S. screenwriter. Prewitt (Montgomery Clift), From Here To Eternity (1953).)
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  • 18.
    You may relish him more in the soldier than in the scholar.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Cassio, in Othello, act 2, sc. 1, l. 165-6. Cassio's account of Iago.)
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  • 19.
    Ambition (The soldier's virtue).
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Ventidius, in Antony and Cleopatra, act 3, sc. 1, l. 22-3.)
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  • 20.
    A soldier is better accommodated than with a wife.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Bardolph, in Henry IV, Part 2, act 3, sc. 2, l. 66-7. Referring to Falstaff who is provided ("accommodated") with Doll Tearsheet as a companion.)
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