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Every citizen should be a soldier. This was the case with the Greeks and Romans, and must be that of every free state.

Tags: Free, State  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

I think with the Romans, that the general of today should be a soldier tomorrow if necessary.

Tags: Today, Tomorrow  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue; courage is only the second virtue.

Tags: Courage, Endurance  ✍ Author: Napoleon Bonaparte

There is not a single injustice in Northern Ireland that is worth the loss of a single British soldier or a single Irish citizen either.

Tags: Single, Worth  ✍ Author: James Callaghan

The sensors have many potential practical uses - in Government buildings, train carriages, cargo containers, on a soldier's lapel - and are a thousand times cheaper than current sensors that are used for the same purpose.

Tags: Government, Purpose  ✍ Author: Anne Campbell

I think it's absolutely fascinating that in Berlin the parliament can discuss actively the role of their soldiers in Afghanistan because is it still possible, literally, for a German soldier to take up arms.

Tags: Possible, Soldiers  ✍ Author: Stephen Daldry

There's something about an American soldier you can't explain. They're so grateful for anything, even a film actress coming to see them.

Tags: American, Grateful  ✍ Author: Marlene Dietrich

No American soldier should be allowed to set foot on Iranian soil, regardless of the criticism we have of the Iranian government.

Tags: American, Government  ✍ Author: Shirin Ebadi

In the final choice a soldier's pack is not so heavy as a prisoner's chains.

Tags: Choice, Final  ✍ Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower

I believe that a man is the strongest soldier for daring to die unarmed.

Tags: Daring, Die  ✍ Author: Mahatma Gandhi

Although a soldier by profession, I have never felt any sort of fondness for war, and I have never advocated it, except as a means of peace.

Tags: Peace, War  ✍ Author: Ulysses S. Grant

And Oliver North was really a good soldier, up to the last moment, shoving memos into the shredder and defending the policy to the end.

Tags: End, Good  ✍ Author: Bobby Ray Inman

One doesn't become a soldier in a week - it takes training, study and discipline. There is no question that the finest Army in the world is found in the United States.

Tags: Study, Training  ✍ Author: Daniel Inouye

Everything starts and finishes with the soldier.

Tags: Finishes, Starts  ✍ Author: Mike Jackson

Not much over £1,000 a month for the private soldier on operations is hardly an impressive figure.

Tags: Impressive, Private  ✍ Author: Mike Jackson

The patriot volunteer, fighting for country and his rights, makes the most reliable soldier on earth.

Tags: Country, Fighting  ✍ Author: Stonewall Jackson

When I joined Custer I donned the uniform of a soldier. It was a bit awkward at first but I soon got to be perfectly at home in men's clothes.

Tags: Home, Men  ✍ Author: Calamity Jane

I, Philip Kearny, an old soldier, enter my solemn protest against this order for retreat.

Tags: Against, Old  ✍ Author: Philip Kearny

Consideration of any kind are a crime against the German people and the soldier at the front.

Tags: Against, Crime  ✍ Author: Wilhelm Keitel

When you're wounded and left on Afghanistan's plains, and the women come out to cut up what remains, jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains and go to your gawd like a soldier.

Tags: Left, Women  ✍ Author: Rudyard Kipling

To the soldier, luck is merely another word for skill.

Tags: Another, Word  ✍ Author: Seth MacFarlane

I get a certain feeling when I go to Lambeau field in Green Bay. Soldier field in Chicago is special to me. Those are the places that I really like. The stadiums.

Tags: Feeling, Special  ✍ Author: John Madden

In World War II in Germany, we had a ration for one U.S. soldier, or one allied soldier for every twenty inhabitants. The ratio in Iraq is about one for a hundred and sixty.

Tags: Iraq, War  ✍ Author: William Odom

Every lover is a soldier.

Tags: Lover  ✍ Author: James Otis

From 8,000 miles away... I would not judge a fellow soldier from a friendly nation and how they are employing their resources.

Tags: Friendly, Judge  ✍ Author: Peter Pace
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The seaman tells stories of winds, the ploughman of bulls; the soldier details his wounds, the shepherd his sheep.

Tags: Seaman, Stories  ✍ Author: Laurence J. Peter

My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso.

Tags: Mom, Mother  ✍ Author: Pablo Picasso

I always played a soldier, sailor, or policemen.

Tags: Played, Sailor  ✍ Author: John Ratzenberger

My first soldier role was in 'Flags of Our Fathers.' Casting director Jay Binder saw that movie and was looking for soldiers for 'Journey's End,' which led to 'Generation Kill.'

Tags: End, Looking  ✍ Author: Stark Sands

To delight in war is a merit in the soldier, a dangerous quality in the captain, and a positive crime in the statesman.

Tags: Positive, War  ✍ Author: George Santayana

I am a soldier, convinced that I am acting on behalf of soldiers.

Tags: Acting, Soldiers  ✍ Author: Siegfried Sassoon

The British soldier can stand up to anything except the British War Office.

Tags: Stand, War  ✍ Author: George Bernard Shaw

You can always tell an old soldier by the inside of his holsters and cartridge boxes. The young ones carry pistols and cartridges; the old ones, grub.

Tags: Old, Young  ✍ Author: George Bernard Shaw

When I introduced a black soldier, Lt. Flap, in 1971, the Stars and Stripes banned the strip. They were having racial problems and thought it would increase the tensions.

Tags: Black, Thought  ✍ Author: Mort Walker

So I would say God hates war, but God loves every soldier.

Tags: God, War  ✍ Author: Rau\'Shee Warren

When we assumed the Soldier, we did not lay aside the Citizen.

Tags: Aside, Citizen  ✍ Author: George Washington

President Jimmy Carter was a citizen soldier. Ironically, he was considered weak because he didn't kill anybody and he didn't get anyone killed.

Tags: Anyone, President  ✍ Author: Andrew Young

I don't miss anything ever. Because to me, missing something is like going backward a little bit. I don't miss being in a punk band. For me, 'SNL' is like... this is gonna sound overly dramatic, but... the way I am, it feels like I'm a soldier, so it was like, 'What do you want me to do? Put me anywhere. Do you want me to do these sketches? Great.'

Tags: Great, Put  ✍ Author: Fred Armisen

Money is the sovereign queen of all delights - for her, the lawyer pleads, the soldier fights.

Tags: Her, Money  ✍ Author: Natalie Clifford Barney

I wonder if a soldier ever does mend a bullet hole in his coat?

Tags: Hole, Wonder  ✍ Author: Clara Barton

There exist only three beings worthy of respect: the priest, the soldier, the poet. To know, to kill, to create.

Tags: Respect, Three  ✍ Author: Charles Baudelaire

I read 'The Good Soldier' by Ford Madox Ford again every so often.

Tags: Again, Good  ✍ Author: Swizz Beatz

I somewhere along the way became fascinated with exploring characters who are willing to put themselves into violent situations, whether it's football, hockey, boxing, being a cop, being a soldier. There's not a lot of people who are willing to put themselves into those situations.

Tags: Football, Put  ✍ Author: Peter Berg

The De Bernieres were very military. I broke the military tradition but I was terribly proud of my father being a soldier.

Tags: Father, Proud  ✍ Author: Louis de Bernieres

My whole career has been fulfilling my childhood fantasies, playing characters that are larger than life, getting to play a knight, an elf, a prince, and a soldier.

Tags: Career, Life  ✍ Author: Orlando Bloom

I think that you can honour the sacrifices of a common soldier without glorifying war.

Tags: Common, War  ✍ Author: Geraldine Brooks

I was a soldier in WWII. The last couple of months of the war I was actually in combat.

Tags: Last, War  ✍ Author: Mel Brooks

If the Europeans want to intervene, that's their business. But if I were president, I would remove every United States soldier from the Balkan peninsula.

Tags: Business, President  ✍ Author: Pat Buchanan

A warrior is free to be a hero and pull off daring do and the soldier is irresponsible if he does it.

Tags: Free, Hero  ✍ Author: C. J. Cherryh

Being a soldier, fighting for this country, is neither Republican nor Democrat.

Tags: Country, Fighting  ✍ Author: Max Cleland

The weapon of the advocate is the sword of the soldier, not the dagger of the assassin.

Tags: Assassin, Sword  ✍ Author: Alexander Cockburn

I appeal to you as a soldier to spare me the humiliation of seeing my regiment march to meet the enemy and I not share its dangers.

Tags: Enemy, Meet  ✍ Author: George Armstrong Custer

I found my first novel difficult. I don't want to make it sound like it's any more difficult than driving a cab or going to any other job, but there are so many opportunities for self-doubt, that you just kind of need to soldier on.

Tags: Difficult, Job  ✍ Author: Betty Dodson

I suppose that Heartland, Unknown Soldier and Pride and Joy represent not a quieter side but more of a serious side to my work, something I've been getting into recently.

Tags: Joy, Work  ✍ Author: Garth Ennis

I remember when I was a private soldier. I remember the days when I was taken care of and when I was not taken care of.

Tags: Care, Remember  ✍ Author: Tommy Franks

No one hates war like a soldier hates war.

Tags: Hates, War  ✍ Author: Tommy Franks

I don't think I'd ever get typecast as a soldier.

Tags: Typecast  ✍ Author: Brian Geraghty

The entire deaths of Vietnam died in vain. And they're dying in vain right this very second. And you know what's worse than a soldier dying in vain? It's more soldiers dying in vain. That's what's worse.

Tags: Dying, Soldiers  ✍ Author: Mike Gravel

Just because I was almost 62, I did not feel decrepit and felt I wasn't finished being a soldier yet.

Tags: Almost, Felt  ✍ Author: Gerald Griffin

Very little changed fundamentally, except that the proud German soldier had turned into a defeated bundle of misery and the great German army had disintegrated.

Tags: Great, Proud  ✍ Author: George Grosz

I've never really had a TV career. I've been a soldier and a climber.

Tags: Career, Tv  ✍ Author: Bear Grylls

I joined the Army at 19 as a soldier and spent about four and a half years with them. Then I broke my back in a freefall parachuting accident and spent a year in rehabilitation back in the U.K.

Tags: Half, Year  ✍ Author: Bear Grylls

The soldier is summoned to a life of active duty and so is the Christian.

Tags: Christian, Life  ✍ Author: Danai Gurira

In should be the duty of every soldier to reflect on the experiences of the past, in the endeavor to discover improvements, in his particular sphere of action, which are practicable in the immediate future.

Tags: Future, Past  ✍ Author: B. H. Liddell Hart

I would have been a disastrous soldier.

Tags: Disastrous  ✍ Author: Max Hastings

I want to be a soldier as my father was.

Tags: Father  ✍ Author: Kaspar Hauser

It's an amazing thing to hear they're finally giving out a Medal of Honor to a soldier from the wars of Iraq and Afghanistan.

Tags: Amazing, Giving  ✍ Author: Tim Hetherington

I wrote those poems for myself, as a way of being a soldier here in this country. I didn't know the poems would travel. I didn't go to Lebanon until two years ago, but people told me that many Arabs had memorized these poems and translated them into Arabic.

Tags: Country, Travel  ✍ Author: June Jordan

Self-denial and self-discipline, however, will be recognized as the outstanding qualities of a good soldier.

Tags: Good, However  ✍ Author: William Lyon Mackenzie King

Children play soldier. That makes sense. But why do soldiers play children?

Tags: Children, Why  ✍ Author: Karl Kraus

Every soldier thinks something of the moral aspects of what he is doing. But all war is immoral and if you let that bother you, you're not a good soldier.

Tags: Good, War  ✍ Author: Curtis LeMay

Somehow I feel a little bit odd in Tiananmen Square because I was a soldier, in a uniform, watching those leaders and tanks, and I was part of them.

Tags: Bit, Leaders  ✍ Author: Bai Ling

On the battlefield, the military pledges to leave no soldier behind. As a nation, let it be our pledge that when they return home, we leave no veteran behind.

Tags: Home, Nation  ✍ Author: Dan Lipinski

Doolittle looked just like a little toy soldier the first time I ever saw him.

Tags: Him, Time  ✍ Author: Loretta Lynn

Do you know what a soldier is, young man? He's the chap who makes it possible for civilised folk to despise war.

Tags: War, Young  ✍ Author: Vincent Massey

And the program was developed in large part by behavioral scientists who were working with the military, who do everything they possibly can to measure a soldier's stress levels to see how they're doing physically and emotionally, as they go through this program.

Tags: Stress, Working  ✍ Author: Salva Kiir Mayardit

I don't imagine Heads of Government would ever be able to say I'm not an economist therefore I can't take decisions on matters of the economy; I'm not a soldier I can't take decisions on matters of defence; I'm not an educationist so I can't take decisions about education.

Tags: Education, Government  ✍ Author: Thabo Mbeki

It was wrongly assumed that I wished to become some sort of leader among gay activists, whereas in reality I was happier to be a foot soldier.

Tags: Gay, Reality  ✍ Author: Ian Mckellen

It is made the duty of every Commanding Officer in the Department, to arrest and send to these Headquarters, under guard, every officer or soldier who may be found absent from his command, without the regular leave in writing, prescribed by Regulations and General Orders.

Tags: May, Writing  ✍ Author: John Hunt Morgan

The same contingencies of time and space that force a statesman or soldier to make decisions, impel the historian, though with less urgency, to make up his mind.

Tags: Mind, Time  ✍ Author: Samuel E. Morison

'The Dictator' lands somewhere between wan Mel Brooks and good Adam Sandler, whose 'You Don't Mess With the Zohan,' about an Israeli Special Forces soldier at a hair salon, manages to strike better contrasts with vaguely similar culture differences - it's a nuttier movie, too.

Tags: Good, Special  ✍ Author: Richard Morris

The function of a citizen and a soldier are inseparable.

Tags: Citizen, Function  ✍ Author: Benito Mussolini

If I have got to be a soldier, I must be a good one, anything else is unthinkable.

Tags: Else, Good  ✍ Author: Wilfred Owen

As a soldier, I survived World War I when most of my comrades did not.

Tags: Comrades, War  ✍ Author: Lester B. Pearson

No operational commander should have to assign a soldier a task that could be done as well by a computer, a remote sensor, or an unmanned airplane.

Tags: Computer, Done  ✍ Author: Richard Perle

Every seaman is not only a navigator, but a merchant and also a soldier.

Tags: Merchant, Seaman  ✍ Author: William Petty

I want my word to be up to the scale of the feat of arms performed by the Russian soldier.

Tags: Russian, Word  ✍ Author: Andrei Platonov

The American soldier is quick in adapting himself to a new mode of living. Outfits which have been here only three days have dug vast networks of ditches three feet deep in the bare brown earth. They have rigged up a light here and there with a storage battery.

Tags: Deep, Living  ✍ Author: Ernie Pyle

The courage of a soldier is heightened by his knowledge of his profession.

Tags: Courage, Knowledge  ✍ Author: Jules Renard

I could not have the honour of being a German soldier because of my imprisonment in the First World War. And in this world war the Fuehrer refuses to allow me to serve as a soldier.

Tags: Serve, War  ✍ Author: Fritz Sauckel

I had repeatedly made written requests to the Fuehrer that I might be allowed to join the Wehrmacht as an ordinary soldier. He refused to give me this permission.

Tags: Give, Might  ✍ Author: Fritz Sauckel

We will not accept in our country even a single soldier who will attack Muslims or Arabs.

Tags: Country, Single  ✍ Author: Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud

Any soldier worth his salt should be antiwar. And still there are things worth fighting for.

Tags: Fighting, Worth  ✍ Author: Norman Schwarzkopf

A professional soldier understands that war means killing people, war means maiming people, war means families left without fathers and mothers.

Tags: Means, War  ✍ Author: Norman Schwarzkopf

As far as Saddam Hussein being a great military strategist, he is neither a strategist, nor is he schooled in the operational arts, nor is he a tactician, nor is he a general, nor is he a soldier. Other than that, he's a great military man, I want you to know that.

Tags: Far, Great  ✍ Author: Norman Schwarzkopf

India Conquered and dominated China culturally for 20 centuries without ever having to send a single soldier across her border.

Tags: Her, Single  ✍ Author: Hu Shih

It seems as if everybody in the country was getting impatient to get his or her particular soldier out of the Army and to upset the carefully arranged system of points for retirement which we had arranged with the approval of the Army itself.

Tags: Country, Her  ✍ Author: Henry L. Stimson

I don't think I could be a foot soldier. I don't know if I could take orders too good. I'm a little lazy.

Tags: Good, Lazy  ✍ Author: Benicio Del Toro

When I did A Soldier's Story, I was very young and green and thought I knew everything-now I know I know everything!

Tags: Thought, Young  ✍ Author: Denzel Washington

The last man in the world who should have been criticized was the American soldier. They should have criticized me.

Tags: American, Last  ✍ Author: William Westmoreland

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