Soldier Quotes

Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war, With the cross of Jesus going on before. Christ, the royal Master, leads against the foe; Forward into battle see His banners go! Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war, With the cross of Jesus going on before. At the sign of triumph Satan’s host doth flee; On […]

I heard bullets whistle, and, believe me, there is something charming in the sound. (Following a skirmish near Great Meadow, PA during the French and Indian War.)

When I reflect upon the characters and attainments of some of the General officers of this army… on whom I am to rely… I tremble: and, as Lord Chesterfield said of the Generals of his day, “I only hope that when the enemy reads the list of their names he trembles as I do.”

I rose by sheer military ability to the rank of corporal.

We soldiers and sailors are merely your trained servants. You create wars; we try to terminate them. Nine out of ten wars are based on trade.

I know that I shall meet my fate Somewhere among the clouds above; Those that I fight I do not hate, Those that I guard I do not love; My county is Kiltartan Cross, My countrymen Kiltartan’s poor, No likely end could bring them loss Or leave them happier than before. Nor law, nor duty […]

Much more deeply significant are the boredom with the unutterably dull peace-time occupations of most people, and the childish but universal delight men take in playing soldiers. Until they actually suffered from dirt, lousiness, fatigue, terror, disease, or wounds, most men enjoyed the last war. (WWI) Think of the man who has lived meagerly in […]

One who is a Samurai must before all things keep constantly in mind, by day and by night: the fact that he has to die.

Halfway down the trail to Hell In a shady meadow green Are the Souls of all dead Troopers camped Near a good old-time canteen, And this eternal resting place is known as Fiddlers’ Green Marching past straight through to Hell The Infantry are seen Accompanied by the Engineers, Artillery and Marines, For none but the […]

Many soldiers are led to faulty ideas of war by knowing too much about too little.