Soldiers Quotes

In many a country cottage over the land, a tall old clock in a quiet corner told time in a tick-tock deliberation. Whether the orchard branches hung with pink-spray blossoms or icicles of sleet, whther the outside news was seedtime or harest, rain or drouth, births or deaths, the swing of the pendulum was right […]

Hold the fort! I am coming!

He sat in a wheeled chair, waiting for dark, And shivered in his ghastly suit of grey, Legless, sewn short at elbow. Through the park Voices of boys rang saddening like a hymn, Voices of play and pleasures after day, Till gathering sleep had mothered them from him… He thought he’d better join. He wonders […]

It would repel me less to be a hangman than a soldier, because the one is obliged to put to death only criminals sentenced by the law, but the other kills honest men who like himself bathe in innocent blood at the bidding of some superior.

There’s many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory but it is all hell.

What passing bells for these that die as cattle? Only the monstrous anger of the guns.

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

What makes you go abroad, fighting for strangers When you could be safe at home, free from all dangers? A recruiting sergeant came our way To an Inn nearby at the close of day He said young Johnny you’re a fine young man Would you like to march along behind a military band, With a […]

Soldier, in a curious land All across a swaying sea, Take her smile and lift her hand – Have no guilt of me. Solider, when were soldiers true? If she’s kind and sweet and gay, Use the wish I send to you – Lie not lone til day! Only, for the nights that were, Soldier, […]

A professional soldier understands that war means killing people, war means maiming people, war means families left without fathers and mothers. All you have to do is hold your first dying soldier in your arms, and have that terribly futile feeling that his life is flowing out and you can’t do anything about it. Then […]