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History is an account, mostly false, of events, mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers, mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools.

Tags: False, History  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

Soldiers generally win battles; generals get credit for them.

Tags: Credit, Win  ✍ Author: Napoleon Bonaparte

When soldiers have been baptized in the fire of a battle-field, they have all one rank in my eyes.

Tags: Eyes, Fire  ✍ Author: Napoleon Bonaparte

Science is the captain, and practice the soldiers.

Tags: Practice, Science  ✍ Author: DMX

I shot down some German planes and I got shot down myself, crashing in a burst of flames and crawling out, getting rescued by brave soldiers.

Tags: Brave, Getting  ✍ Author: Roald Dahl

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, Soldier  ✍ Author: Stephen Daldry

God has given such brave soldiers to this Crown that, if they do not frighten our neighbours, at least they prevent us from being frightened by them.

Tags: Brave, God  ✍ Author: Elizabeth I

Ten soldiers wisely led will beat a hundred without a head.

Tags: Head, War  ✍ Author: M. C. Escher

Christians, like slaves and soldiers, ask no questions.

Tags: Ask, Questions  ✍ Author: Jerry Falwell

The soldiers that didn't come back were the heroes. It's a roll of the dice. If a bullet has your name on it, you're a hero. If you hear a bullet go by, you're a survivor.

Tags: Hero, Name  ✍ Author: Allyson Felix

I volunteered to deploy to Iraq. I was one of the few soldiers who were not on the mandatory deployment roster - close to 3,000 Hawaii soldiers were.

Tags: Close, Few  ✍ Author: Tulsi Gabbard

First we attacked the Russian soldiers with our gases, and then when we saw the poor fellows lying there, dying slowly, we tried to make breathing easier for them by using our own life-saving devices on them.

Tags: Dying, Poor  ✍ Author: Otto Hahn

There's a financial cost, but the only costs that are ever real are the costs of our soldiers.

Tags: Financial, Real  ✍ Author: Michael Ignatieff

We were ordered out to quell an uprising of the Indians, and were out for several days, had numerous skirmishes during which six of the soldiers were killed and several severely wounded.

Tags: Days, Six  ✍ Author: Calamity Jane

I had 16 other prisons that I needed to pay attention to, and we did. And I had 3,400 soldiers who were depending on me to take care of them, and I did.

Tags: Attention, Care  ✍ Author: Janis Karpinski

If they conducted a raid in this room, you'd all be policed up. They'd take all of you to Abu Ghraib and turn you over to the soldiers. Maybe there's only one or two of you in this group who was a known associate or had any piece of information that they are trying to exploit.

Tags: Group, Trying  ✍ Author: Janis Karpinski

The day after the prison was transferred to the military intelligence command, they had an entire battalion - 1,200, 1,500 soldiers - arrive at Abu Ghraib just for force protection alone.

Tags: After, Alone  ✍ Author: Janis Karpinski

There was a military police brigade with over 3,400 soldiers getting ready to go home because their mission - prisoner-of-war operations - was finished.

Tags: Getting, Home  ✍ Author: Janis Karpinski

In war the heroes always outnumber the soldiers ten to one.

Tags: Heroes, War  ✍ Author: H. L. Mencken
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The policemen or soldiers are only a gun in the establishments hand. They make the racist secure in his racism.

Tags: Gun, Racism  ✍ Author: Huey Newton

The overall physical demand that Iraq has is pretty amazing. It's 130 degrees, and the soldiers are carrying about 100 pounds of extra gear. It's a pretty rigorous schedule and routine for them.

Tags: Amazing, Pretty  ✍ Author: Joe Nichols

Soldiers are not policemen, and it's very unfair, even for those soldiers who have some police training, to burden them with police duties. It's not what they're trained for, or equipped for.

Tags: Training, Unfair  ✍ Author: P. J. O\'Rourke

It's somewhat disquieting that the same parents and educators who are horrified by the notion of child soldiers have bestowed upon 'The Hunger Games' a double mantle of critical praise and global bestsellerdom.

Tags: Child, Parents  ✍ Author: Kenneth Oppel

An army of principles can penetrate where an army of soldiers cannot.

Tags: Army, Cannot  ✍ Author: Thomas Paine

Diplomats are just as essential to starting a war as soldiers are for finishing it... You take diplomacy out of war, and the thing would fall flat in a week.

Tags: War, Week  ✍ Author: Will Rogers

Soldiers are dreamers; when the guns begin they think of firelit homes, clean beds, and wives.

Tags: Dreamers, Guns  ✍ Author: Siegfried Sassoon

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

Tags: Acting, Soldier  ✍ Author: Siegfried Sassoon

Soldiers are citizens of death's grey land, drawing no dividend from time's tomorrows.

Tags: Death, Time  ✍ Author: Siegfried Sassoon

The Lord gets his best soldiers out of the highlands of affliction.

Tags: Best, Lord  ✍ Author: Charles Spurgeon

I sort of became infatuated with soldiers. I got to know some of them and got a little perturbed with Hollywood making a spectacle out of them and making them look like they have screwed up somehow.

Tags: Hollywood, Making  ✍ Author: Art Tatum

The first song is called 'London.' It's about two Russian soldiers who desert the Russian army and escape to London, where they indulge in a life of crime.

Tags: Life, Song  ✍ Author: Neil Tennant

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.

Tags: Lives, Money  ✍ Author: Mike Tyson

For security you need more soldiers, you need more policemen, you need more vehicles, you need more planes, you need more guns, you need more communications.

Tags: Guns, Security  ✍ Author: Alvaro Uribe

Any Congressional agreement of an arbitrary time table to bring our troops home before we have accomplished our mission is unacceptable and could potentially increase the risk to our soldiers.

Tags: Home, Time  ✍ Author: James T. Walsh

Our soldiers and their families are benefiting. They deserve good, quality housing and they need it.

Tags: Good, Quality  ✍ Author: Jim Walsh

Our main battle has always been against Israeli soldiers and Jewish settlers.

Tags: Against, Battle  ✍ Author: Ilya Yashin

We always knew how to honor fallen soldiers. They were killed for our sake, they went out on our mission. But how are we to mourn a random man killed in a terrorist attack while sitting in a cafe? How do you mourn a housewife who got on a bus and never returned?

Tags: Honor, While  ✍ Author: William Butler Yeats

I want it understood that all these men fought for principle, not for plunder, and that they were true-hearted, honorable soldiers, fighting for what they esteemed was a righteous cause.

Tags: Fighting, Men  ✍ Author: Cole Younger

U.S. soldiers, with whom I now have more than a passing acquaintance, joke that they track my movements in order to know where they will be deployed next.

Tags: Joke, Next  ✍ Author: Christiane Amanpour

Washington has thrown their soldiers on the fire.

Tags: Fire, Washington  ✍ Author: Sylvia Ashton-Warner

When goods do not cross borders, soldiers will.

Tags: Cross, Goods  ✍ Author: Frederic Bastiat

It's important for American soldiers to be culturally sensitive when deployed in foreign countries. But it's just as important for the U.S. never to renounce the most fundamental American values, which, after all, are also universal values.

Tags: After, American  ✍ Author: Gary Bauer

The majority of soldiers and officers of the Soviet Army and the allied armies treated the local population humanely.

Tags: Army, Majority  ✍ Author: Antony Beevor

One has this image of the Soviet state and the Red Army as being extremely disciplined but in the first four months of 1945 their soldiers were completely out of control.

Tags: Control, State  ✍ Author: Antony Beevor

For some individuals - some soldiers, some contractors - combat provides a kind of purpose and meaning beyond which all else potentially pales in comparison.

Tags: Else, Purpose  ✍ Author: Kathryn Bigelow

The Indians were well mounted and felt proud and elated because they had been made United States soldiers.

Tags: Proud, United  ✍ Author: Buffalo Bill

Most recently, terrorist forces have captured Israeli soldiers and fired rockets into Israeli cities - both unprovoked. These acts of aggression deserve the rapid and decisive response they received.

Tags: Both, Deserve  ✍ Author: John Boehner

Spending time with America's soldiers is always inspiring.

Tags: America, Time  ✍ Author: John Boehner

I foresee that man will resign himself each day to new abominations, and soon that only bandits and soldiers will be left.

Tags: Himself, Left  ✍ Author: Jorge Luis Borges

In a completely integrated unit where you'd have white soldiers, particularly from southern states, serving under black noncommissioned officers or officers... I think you would have a problem definitely.

Tags: Black, Problem  ✍ Author: Omar N. Bradley

I've had songs written during the Falklands war, and during the first Gulf war I got letters from soldiers saying they were listening to these songs, like Island of no return.

Tags: Saying, War  ✍ Author: Billy Bragg

As we've seen, deploying large armies abroad won't always be our best offense. Countries typically don't want foreign soldiers in their cities and towns.

Tags: Best, Won  ✍ Author: John O. Brennan

I write back to all the soldiers who write to me and send them posters and calendars.

Tags: Posters, Write  ✍ Author: Brooke Burke

The trouble with America is that when the dollar only earns 6 percent over here, then it gets restless and goes overseas to get 100 percent. Then the flag follows the dollar and the soldiers follow the flag.

Tags: America, Here  ✍ Author: Smedley Butler

I'm as interested in the families and communities that surround our soldiers.

Tags: Families, Interested  ✍ Author: Kris Carr

The worst... was what the Pakistani soldiers did to the Bengali women after their failed rebellion.

Tags: After, Women  ✍ Author: Iris Chang

Once I should have been, if not satisfied, partially, at least, contented with suffrage for the intelligent and those who have been soldiers; now I am convinced that universal suffrage is demanded by sound policy and impartial justice.

Tags: Justice, Once  ✍ Author: Salmon P. Chase

Let's see if we can't get this war behind us now. Certainly, the man in the street, the common person there, wants to have this war behind him. I think a lot of the soldiers are very war-weary too.

Tags: Him, War  ✍ Author: Warren Christopher

The more a general is accustomed to place heavy demands on his soldiers, the more he can depend on their response.

Tags: General, Place  ✍ Author: Carl von Clausewitz

Women are needed in the military because there aren't enough soldiers, and we're seeing more women serve.

Tags: Enough, Women  ✍ Author: Gail Collins

I just think it's my responsibility as a human being and an entertainer to see the soldiers.

Tags: Human  ✍ Author: Coolio

I perform for soldiers because they are important.

Tags: Perform  ✍ Author: Coolio

Of course, I think it is legitimate for the Commander-in-Chief to be concerned for the safety of his soldiers.

Tags: Concerned, Safety  ✍ Author: John Cusack

Soldiers of Israel, we have no aims of conquest. Our purpose is to bring to naught the attempts of the Arab armies to conquer our land.

Tags: Bring, Purpose  ✍ Author: Moshe Dayan

Firefighters are indispensable foot soldiers here at home.

Tags: Here, Home  ✍ Author: Christopher Dodd

While I was serving, I worked as an adventure training officer, teaching soldiers how to ski, canoe and climb.

Tags: Training, While  ✍ Author: Ranulph Fiennes

It is always an eerie experience to sit among Bashar al-Assad's soldiers.

Tags: Experience, Sit  ✍ Author: Robert Fisk

That soldiers do terrible things during wartime should not surprise us.

Tags: Surprise, Terrible  ✍ Author: Nick Flynn

If my soldiers were to begin to think, not one of them would remain in the army.

Tags: Army, Begin  ✍ Author: Stan Freberg

The soldiers never explained to the government when an Indian was wronged, but reported the misdeeds of the Indians.

Tags: Government, Indian  ✍ Author: Hugo Gernsback

When we got down from the ambulances there were sharp cracks about us as bursts of shrapnel splashed down upon the Town Hall square. Dead soldiers lay outside and I glanced at them coldly. We were in search of the living.

Tags: Dead, Living  ✍ Author: Philip Gibbs

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, Soldier  ✍ Author: Mike Gravel

Unprovoked attacks on Israel's borders, murdering Israeli soldiers, taking Israeli hostages and showering rockets targeting and killing Israeli civilians are not furthering any legitimate goal.

Tags: Goal, Taking  ✍ Author: Alcee Hastings

Like the American soldiers who went before them, they are putting their lives on the line to protect ours.

Tags: American, Lives  ✍ Author: Doc Hastings

Music played at weddings always reminds me of the music played for soldiers before they go into battle.

Tags: Battle, Music  ✍ Author: Heinrich Heine

But the admiration for Jackson was by no means confined to his own soldiers and to his own section.

Tags: Admiration, Means  ✍ Author: Daniel H. Hill

Ministers regularly meet soldiers that have returned from operational tours to hear about their experiences, including those who have recovered from their injuries.

Tags: Hear, Meet  ✍ Author: Geoff Hoon

I am a general. My soldiers are the keys and I have to command them.

Tags: Command, General  ✍ Author: Vladimir Horowitz

If we're going to spend more money, it should go to the soldiers, Marines, and airmen to increase their salaries.

Tags: Money, Spend  ✍ Author: David Hunt

The violence and burnings in Lebanon were the work of Syrian soldiers and workers dressed in civilian clothes.

Tags: Violence, Work  ✍ Author: Walid Jumblatt

We are all happy when U.S. soldiers are killed week in and week out. The killing of U.S. soldiers in Iraq is legitimate and obligatory.

Tags: Happy, Week  ✍ Author: Walid Jumblatt

The Syrian regime is helping the insurgency in Iraq and allowing all kinds of militants to come in and out, and go to Iraq to attack random soldiers and innocent people.

Tags: Innocent, Kinds  ✍ Author: Walid Jumblatt

The only thing that makes battle psychologically tolerable is the brotherhood among soldiers. You need each other to get by.

Tags: Battle, Makes  ✍ Author: Sebastian Junger

Poets are soldiers that liberate words from the steadfast possession of definition.

Tags: Poetry, Words  ✍ Author: Wiz Khalifa

These soldiers deserve a better defense secretary than the one we have.

Tags: Defense, Deserve  ✍ Author: Bill Kristol

I am also deeply concerned with the widespread, often undiagnosed, incidents of PTSD and the alarming suicide rates amongst our returning soldiers.

Tags: Concerned, Often  ✍ Author: Barbara Lee

A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.

Tags: Handful  ✍ Author: Georg C. Lichtenberg

I don't think any war is worth having our soldiers killed.

Tags: War, Worth  ✍ Author: Jessica Lynch

There's soldiers out there every day that are doing heroic things... We don't need to create them.

Tags: Create, Heroic  ✍ Author: Jessica Lynch

If what I've been told is true - and I believe it is, General David Petraeus, a commander with soldiers deployed in two theaters of war, has had multiple meetings with Dick Cheney, the former vice-president of the United States, to discuss Petraeus's candidacy for the Republican nomination for the presidency.

Tags: True, War  ✍ Author: Eric Massa

And to me, it was interesting, some of the people I had interviewed who knew the insides to this program said that they also, to create anxiety and upset in the soldiers, they take Bibles and they trash them.

Tags: Anxiety, Said  ✍ Author: Salva Kiir Mayardit

If it were in our national security to deploy to South Africa under apartheid, would we have found it acceptable or customary to segregate African American soldiers from other American soldiers, and say, 'It's just a cultural thing'? I don't think so. I would hope not.

Tags: American, Hope  ✍ Author: Martha McSally

In 1917 - as we have seen, - Italy suffered a great reverse, losing 200,000 soldiers and immense supplies.

Tags: Great, Losing  ✍ Author: Kelly Miller

The south produced statesmen and soldiers, planters and doctors and lawyers and poets, but certainly no engineers and mechanics. Let Yankees adopt such low callings.

Tags: Engineers, Lawyers  ✍ Author: Margaret Mitchell

Artists like cats; soldiers like dogs.

Tags: Artists, Cats  ✍ Author: Desmond Morris

The gigantic Gaul derided the Roman soldiers as a band of pigmies.

Tags: Band, Gigantic  ✍ Author: John Lothrop Motley

From the bitter cold winter at Valley Forge, to the mountains of Afghanistan and the deserts of Iraq, our soldiers have courageously answered when called, gone where ordered, and defended our nation with honor.

Tags: Honor, Nation  ✍ Author: Solomon Ortiz

It's not just: you get off the plane, you're back home, everything's fine. Maybe the physical danger ends, but soldiers are still deeply at risk of being injured in a different way.

Tags: Home, Off  ✍ Author: Kevin Powers

All the rest of us - you and me and even the thousands of soldiers behind the lines in Africa - we want terribly yet only academically for the war to get over.

Tags: Rest, War  ✍ Author: Ernie Pyle

Toy Soldiers was my introduction to film. I certainly didn't think I was doing art by any stretch of the imagination.

Tags: Art, Film  ✍ Author: Tim Robbins

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