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Quote Left Soldier, scholar, horseman, he, As 'twere all life's epitome. What made us dream that he could comb grey hair? Quote Right
Quote Left Let four captains Bear Hamlet like a soldier to the stage, For he was likely, had he been put on, To have proved most royally. Quote Right
Quote Left If you have form'd a circle to go into, Go into it yourself, and see how you would do. They said this mystery never shall cease: The priest promotes war, and the soldier peace. Quote Right
Quote Left The My Lai soldier lifts me up again and again and lowers me down with the other dead women and babies... Quote Right
Quote Left I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity. Quote Right
Quote Left There exist only three beings worthy of respect the priest, the soldier, the poet. To know, to kill, to create. Quote Right
Quote Left O lover of my life, O soldier-saint. Quote Right
Quote Left Life contracts and death is expected, As in a season of autumn. The soldier falls. Quote Right
Quote Left (1) Do not let your children make toys out of flies/butterflies or birds. Such behavior results in injury to living creatures, but also it arouses in young hearts an impulse to cruelty and murder. Stories illustrative of the commandments: (2) The wife of a soldier named Fan was tuberculous and close to death. She was ordered to eat the brains of 100 sparrows as a remedy. When she saw the birds in the cage, she sighed and said: 'Must it be that 100 living creatures are to be killed that I may be healed? I would rather die than permit them to suffer.' She opened the cage and allowed them to fly away. Afterwards she recovered from her illness. (3) Tsao-Pin lived in a ruined house. His children begged him to have it repaired. He answered: 'In the cold winter the cracks in the walls and the space between the tiles and between the stones provide a shelter and a refuge to all kinds of living creatures. We should not endanger their lives.' (4) Wu-Tang used to take his son hunting with him. One day they came upon a stag that was playing with its young one. Tang took an arrow and killed the young one. The frightened stag ran off with a cry of anguish. When Tang concealed himself the stag returned and licked the wounds of its fawn. Tang again drew his bow and killed it. He then saw another stag and sent an arrow towards it, but the arrow was deflected and pierced his son. Tang threw his bow away and tearfully embraced his dead son, when he heard a voice from the air: 'Tang, the stag loved its fawn as much as you loved your son.' (5) Meng-tse praises King Suan of Tsi because of his compassion in freeing an ox that was to be sacrificed at the dedication of some bells. Such a sentiment, he says, should suffice to make one king of the world. Monastic Taoism & Kan-Ying-P'ien. From the commandments for monks: (1st): Thou shalt kill no living thing nor do injury to its life. (2nd): Thou shalt not consume as food the flesh and blood of any living creature. (34th): Thou shall not strike or whip domestic animals. (35th): Thou shall not intentionally crush insects and ants with thy foot. (36th): Thou shalt not play with hooks and arrows for thine own amusement. (37th): Thou shalt not climb into trees to remove nests and to destroy the eggs. (63rd): Thou shalt not catch birds and quadrupeds with snares and nets. (64th): Thou shalt not frighten and scare away birds that are brooding on their nests. (68th): Thou shalt not dig up during the winter months animals hibernating in the earth. (112th): Thou shalt not pour hot water on the ground in order to exterminate insects and ants. Quote Right
Quote Left Every citizen should be a soldier. This was the case with the Greeks and Romans, and must be that of every free state. Quote Right
Quote Left Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them. Quote Right
Quote Left These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death. Quote Right
Quote Left I am a soldier, convinced that I am acting on behalf of soldiers. Quote Right
Quote Left For the soldier of time, it breathes a summer sleep, ... Quote Right
Quote Left There exist only three beings worthy of respect: the priest, the soldier, the poet. To know, to kill, to create. Quote Right
Quote Left Every lover is a soldier. Quote Right
Quote Left I cannot bear it! said the pewter soldier. I have shed pewter tears! It is too melancholy! Rather let me go to the wars and lose arms and legs! It would at least be a change. I cannot bear it longer! Now, I know what it is to have a visit from one's old thoughts, with what they may bring with them! I have had a visit from mine, and you may be sure it is no pleasant thing in the end; I was at last about to jump down from the drawers. Quote Right
Quote Left On September 17, 1914, Erzberger, the well-known German statesman, an eminent member of the Catholic Party, wrote to the Minister of War, General von Falkenhayn, We must not worry about committing an offence against the rights of nations nor about violating the laws of humanity. Such feelings today are of secondary importance? A month later, on October 21, 1914, he wrote in Der Tag, If a way was found of entirely wiping out the whole of London it would be more humane to employ it than to allow the blood of A SINGLE GERMAN SOLDIER to be shed on the battlefield! Quote Right
Quote Left Cowardice, as distinguished from panic, is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend the functioning of the imagination. Learning to suspend your imagination and live completely in the very second of the present with no before and no after is the greatest gift a soldier can acquire. Quote Right
Quote Left China has no income tax, no unemployment and not a single soldier outside its borders. Quote Right
Quote Left He altered the image of the Jew from that of rabbi, merchant, wanderer, to that of scientist, farmer and soldier. Quote Right
Quote Left Like the old soldier of the ballad, I now close my military career and just fade away, an old soldier who tried to do his duty as God gave him the light to see that duty. Goodbye. Quote Right
Quote Left An Israeli soldier who just enlisted asked the Commanding Officer for a 3 day pass. The CO says, 'Are you crazy? You just join the Israeli army, and you already want a 3 day pass? You must do something spectacular for that recognition!' So the soldier com Quote Right
Quote Left And now, like the old soldier of that ballad, I now close my military career, and just fade away...an old soldier who tried to do his duty, as God gave him the light to see that duty. Good-bye. Quote Right
Quote Left Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to the end, requires some of the same courage which a soldier needs. Quote Right
Quote Left I could have become a soldier if I had waited; I knew more about retreating than the man who invented retreating. Quote Right
Quote Left The first who was king was a fortunate soldier Who serves his country well has no need of ancestors. Quote Right
Quote Left These are times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Quote Right
Quote Left Ford. If money go before, all ways do lie open. Falstaff. Money is a good soldier, sir, and will on. Quote Right
Quote Left The schoolmaster is abroad! And I trust to him armed with his primer against the soldier in full military array. Quote Right
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Member Quotes About Soldier

Quote Left I look up into the sky. As a paint brush swirls half heartedly around in my mind. I see a family of robins flying by, silhouettes of past lovers in the clouds, castles of the working class, and warmth. All the things I dream of, wish for, dwell on. And don't have. My canvas is blue. The pigments mixed with tears. The sun now setting. Time is my enemy. Beyond the horizon an army of depression is at battle. My soldiers are blue. Quote Right
Quote Left The most perfect sword a weak soldier ever used was to die. That is being self accountable and answerable to the supreme. Quote Right
Quote Left Another problem with military forces and the police is you do not need an education to obtain these positions. Many militants in foreign countries are runaways and college dropouts. Some countries even have child soldiers running around gunning people down, which means the whole regime lacks honor. Thousands of children have served in both government and rebel forces in Chad and that is just one country Quote Right
Quote Left CHALLENGES SHOULD MAKE YOU HAPPY FOR THEY ARE SIGNS OF STRENGTH AND GREATNESS. THE STRONGER THE SOLDIERS, THE TOUGHER THE BATTLE. Quote Right
Quote Left Wars are won by the primary actions of foot soldiers and the planning of generals but there is a part to be played if we are not to be inconsequential victims Quote Right
Quote Left "Humility lies in the eyes of a soldier where as in the heart of a poet" Quote Right
Quote Left A Soldier Is Always On Guard By Dana Redricks December 6, 2015 A soldier never become so relaxed that they are not aware of their surroundings, and as Christian’s soldiers we have an enemy like a roaring lion seeking out to destroy us, so we must be on guard at all time, and in constant pray. Quote Right
Quote Left A kingdom created by soldiers of illusions is always destroyed by warriors of fantasy and as such is life. Quote Right