Soldiers Quotes

Never saw it or heard about it until your letter came. It is no use: I can’t be sympathetic; these things simply make me furious. I want to swear. I do swear. Killed just because people are blasted fools… Oh, damn, damn, damn, damn, damn, damn, damn, damn, DAMN. And oh, dear, dear, dear, dear, […]

You know – we’ve had to imagine the war here, and we have imagined that it was being fought by aging men like ourselves. We had forgotten that wars were fought by babies. When I saw those freshly shaved faces, it was a shock. “My God, my God – ” I said to myself, “it’s […]

This was my first encounter with a ritual observed in some way, shape, or form by every warrior society in the world. It involves hardening the spirit through severe training or some extreme physical test. The ritual takes different forms in different cultures, but they all have a common element: the warrior drives himself, or […]

They looked like two little boys playing soldier. They seemed to be having a wonderful time, too wonderful in fact. It made me a little sad somehow. (On Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill whom she had observed in animated conversation about war in the White House’s map room during Churchill’s visit soon after the […]

In a battle all you need to make you fight is a little hot blood and the knowledge that it’s more dangerous to lose than to win.

The worse the man the better the soldier. If soldiers be not corrupt they ought to be made so.

I want to see you shoot the way you shout.

What do I care for the colored pins on a General’s map? It’s not a fair bargain – this exchange of my life for a small part of a colored pin.

A soldier of the Legion lay dying in Algiers, There was a lack of woman’s nursing, there was dearth of woman’s tears; But a comrade stood beside him, while his lifeblood ebbed away.

It is as a soldier that you make love and as a lover that you make war.