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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"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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"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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"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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"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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"Ambition may be defined as the willingness to receive any number of hits on the nose"
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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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"Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom"
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"Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable"
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"Nobody ever defended anything successfully, there is only attack and attack and attack some more"
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"No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country"
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"Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity"
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"It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived"
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"Better to fight for something than live for nothing"
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"Battle is the most magnificent competition in which a human being can indulge. It brings out all that is best; it removes all that is base. All men are afraid in battle. The coward is the one who lets his fear overcome his sense of duty. Duty is the essence of manhood"
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"Americans play to win at all times. I wouldn't give a hoot and hell for a man who lost and laughed. That's why Americans have never lost nor ever lose a war"
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"Americans love to fight. All real Americans love the sting of battle"
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"Always do everything you ask of those you command"
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"All very successful commanders are prima donnas and must be so treated"
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"Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory"
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"A pint of sweat, saves a gallon of blood"
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"A piece of spaghetti or a military unit can only be led from the front end"
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