Quotations About / On: SOLDIER

  • 41.
    You can make children believe whatever you want, and the children of today are the soldiers and mothers of tomorrow.
    (Dudley Nichols, U.S. screenwriter. Jean Renoir. Major Von Keller (Walter Slezak), This Land Is Mine (1943).)
  • 42.
    There are few men more superstitious than soldiers. There are, after all, the men who live closest to death.
    (Mary Stewart (b. 1916), British novelist. The Last Enchantment, bk. 2, ch. 3 (1979).)
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  • 43.
    We can beat all Europe with United States soldiers. Give me a thousand Tennesseans, and I'll whip any other thousand men on the globe!
    (Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), U.S. president. Life of Andrew Jackson, vol. III, p. 634, Parton.)
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  • 44.
    When soldiers have been baptized in the fire of a battle- field, they have all one rank in my eyes.
    (Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821), French general, emperor. Quoted in Ralph Waldo Emerson, Representative Men, "Napoleon," (1850).)
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  • 45.
    The courage of a soldier is found to be the cheapest and most common quality of human nature.
    (Edward Gibbon (1737-1794), British historian. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, vol. 3, ch. 26 (1776-1788).)
  • 46.
    A man is not necessarily intelligent because he has plenty of ideas, any more than he is a good general because he has plenty of soldiers.
    (Sébastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort (1741-1794), French writer, wit. Maxims and Considerations, vol. 2, no. 446 (1796).)
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  • 47.
    Anyone who has ever looked into the glazed eyes of a soldier dying on the battlefield will think hard before starting a war.
    (Otto Von Bismarck (1815-1898), Prussian statesman. speech, Aug. 1867, Berlin.)
  • 48.
    I think with the Romans, that the general of today should be a soldier tomorrow if necessary.
    (Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), U.S. president. letter, Jan. 1, 1797, to James Madison, congressman and later president.)
  • 49.
    Not only [are] our states ... making peace with each other,... you and I, your Majesty, are making peace here, our own peace, the peace of soldiers and the peace of friends.
    (Yitzhak Rabin (b. 1922), Israeli Prime Minister. New York Times, p. 12A (July 27, 1994). After signing a peace declaration with Jordan's King Hussein to end 46 years of hostilities, at a meeting in Washington, D.C., organized by President Bill Clinton.)
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  • 50.
    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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