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When I was a child, my mother said to me, 'If you become a soldier, you'll be a general. If you become a monk, you'll end up as the Pope.' Instead, I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.
A professional soldier understands that war means killing people, war means maiming people, war means families left without fathers and mothers.
To delight in war is a merit in the soldier, a dangerous quality in the captain, and a positive crime in the statesman.
To be a soldier one needs that special gene, that extra something, that enables a person to jump into one on one combat, something, after all, that is unimaginable to most of us, as we are simply not brave enough.
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.
For a great many years, as a soldier, I had a suspicion that war was a racket; not until I retired to civil life did I fully realize it.
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.
To the soldier, luck is merely another word for skill.
Every soldier, every cop who's faced with a decision to make, a life or death, does the best he or she can.
Peter T. King
Necessity is laid upon us. We must fight. There are no promises in the Lord Jesus Christ's epistles to the seven churches, except to those who 'overcome.' Where there is grace, there will be conflict. The believer is a soldier. There is no holiness without a warfare. Saved souls will always be found to have fought a fight.
J. C. Ryle
I think with the Romans, that the general of today should be a soldier tomorrow if necessary.
The British soldier can stand up to anything except the British War Office.
George Bernard Shaw
In the final choice a soldier's pack is not so heavy as a prisoner's chains.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
The seaman tells stories of winds, the ploughman of bulls; the soldier details his wounds, the shepherd his sheep.
Laurence J. Peter
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.
There's a War Crimes Act in the United States passed by a Republican Congress in 1996, which says that grave breaches of the Geneva Convention are subject to the death penalty. And that doesn't mean the soldier that committed them - that means the commanders.
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.'
So I would say God hates war, but God loves every soldier.
A true woman always loves a real soldier.
Every lover is a soldier.
I was a soldier in WWII. The last couple of months of the war I was actually in combat.
I learned about life before I went into the theater, which is why I've been so happy. I was a soldier.
When I did A Soldier's Story, I was very young and green and thought I knew everything-now I know I know everything!
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.
The courage of a soldier is found to be the cheapest and most common quality of human nature.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
John F. Kennedy
Leonardo da Vinci
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