Famous quotes by Soldiers


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"Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash"
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"The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts; therefore guard accordingly"
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"When I jerked it out the head remained in my leg, where it remains still. There were a couple of inches of blood on the shaft of the arrow when I pulled it out"
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"We took this challenge before our Lord and our conscience, and it must be done, because this man, Hitler, he is the ultimate evil"
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"We must not try to force him to take civilization immediately in its complete form, but under just laws, guaranteeing to Indians equal civil laws, the Indian question, a source of such dishonor to our country and of shame to true patriots, will soon be a thing of the past"
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"First, take the government of the Indians out of politics; second, let the laws of the Indians be the same as those of the whites; third, give the Indian the ballot"
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"I at once commenced the ascent through a shower of arrows"
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"If you will investigate all the Indian troubles, you will find that there is something wrong of this nature at the bottom of all of them, something relating to the supplies, or else a tardy and broken faith on the part of the general government"
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"During the engagement I tried to throw a strong force through the canon, but I was obliged to use it elsewhere before it had gotten to the supposed location of the village"
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"If our most highly qualified General Staff officers had been told to work out the most nonsensical high level organization for war which they could think of, they could not have produced anything more stupid that that which we have at present"
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"I don't want to write every week, it's too much trouble, and I shall only write when I want something. If you think I'm sick when I don't write, you can send for me to come and tell you"
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"In theory it may seem all right to some, but when it comes to being made the instrument of the Lord's vengeance, I myself don't like it"
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"If I could have gone on describing to you the beauties of this region, who knows but I might have made a fine addition to the literature of our age?"
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"Ambition may be defined as the willingness to receive any number of hits on the nose"
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"If the guilt of sin is so great that nothing can satisfy it but the blood of Jesus; and the filth of sin is so great that nothing can fetch out the stain thereof but the blood of Jesus, how great, how heinous, how sinful must the evil of sin be"
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"My purpose was to get leave to bring my party into the settlements in order to outfit and to obtain the supplies that had now become necessary"
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"The sword is very handsome. I am too old and infirm, as you see, to ever use a sword again, but I am glad that my old mother state has not entirely forgotten me"
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"I'll answer to none but the King himself"
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"All the tribes tell the same story. They are surrounded on all sides, the game is destroyed or driven away; they are left to starve, and there remains but one thing for them to do - fight while they can"
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"Give these Indians little farms, survey them, let them put fences around them, let them have their own horses, cows, sheep, things that they can call their own, and it will do away with tribal Indians"
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"When once an Indian sees that his food is secure, he does not care what the chief or any one else says"
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"The Indian is a human being"
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"But we must not try to drive the Indians too fast in effecting these changes"
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"The white men in the East are like birds. They are hatching out their eggs every year, and there is not room enough in the East, and they must go elsewhere; and they come out West, as you have seen them coming for the last few years"
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"It has been my aim throughout present operations to afford the greatest amount of protection to life and property interests, and troops have been stationed accordingly"
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"It demonstrates to his simple mind in the most positive manner that we have no prejudice against him on account of his race, and that while he behaves himself he will be treated the same as a white man"
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"The great mistake these people make is that they go to looking after the spiritual welfare of the Indians before securing their physical"
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"The buffalo is all gone, and an Indian can't catch enough jack rabbits to subsist himself and his family, and then, there aren't enough jack rabbits to catch. What are they to do?"
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"It may be, however, that I am too much wedded to my own views in the matter, and as I have spent nearly eight years of the hardest work of my life in this department, I respectfully request that I may now be relieved from its command"
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"Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom"
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