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I think that you can honour the sacrifices of a common soldier without glorifying war.
The weapon of the advocate is the sword of the soldier, not the dagger of the assassin.
The function of a citizen and a soldier are inseparable.
If I have got to be a soldier, I must be a good one, anything else is unthinkable.
Self-denial and self-discipline, however, will be recognized as the outstanding qualities of a good soldier.
William Lyon Mackenzie King
The warrior may fight for gold or for an immediate gain, or for something to take home for the winter to feed the family. The soldier is part of a more complex society. He's fighting for a group ethic of some sort.
C. J. Cherryh
I was a good soldier in the British Army. I was born in a very, very poor family. And I enlisted to escape hunger. But my officers were Scottish and they loved me. The Scots are good, you know.
I think with the Romans, that the general of today should be a soldier tomorrow if necessary.
In the final choice a soldier's pack is not so heavy as a prisoner's chains.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
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.
Wars will remain while human nature remains. I believe in my soul in cooperation, in arbitration; but the soldier's occupation we cannot say is gone until human nature is gone.
Rutherford B. Hayes
Every true Christian is a soldier - of Christ - a hero 'par excellence'! Braver than the bravest - scorning the soft seductions of peace and her oft-repeated warnings against hardship, disease, danger, and death, whom he counts among his bosom friends.
I became a soldier, not because I had a military vocation initially, but because it was the only way that that young, poor-class child from the provinces could go to the center of the country: through baseball, which was my dream.
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.
B. H. Liddell Hart
When people know you've been a soldier, they judge you: you are a thief, a lost boy.
Any child soldier has to go through a lot of love, care and understanding to become normal.
I am a soldier, convinced that I am acting on behalf of soldiers.
We will not accept in our country even a single soldier who will attack Muslims or Arabs.
Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud
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.
The soldier is summoned to a life of active duty and so is the Christian.
When we assumed the Soldier, we did not lay aside the Citizen.
George Zimmerman is a foot soldier in a rapidly privatizing country. He is a new centurion of 21st-century America. Law enforcement is tied down by the strictures of, well, the law. There is only 'so much they can do' to take care of the 'problem.'
A true woman always loves a real soldier.
I learned about life before I went into the theater, which is why I've been so happy. I was a soldier.
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.
Ask any soldier. To kill a man is to merit a woman.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Leonardo da Vinci
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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