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A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on belief, death, soldiers, violence, weakness, and weapons

I believe in the doctrine of non-violence as a weapon of the weak. I believe in the doctrine of non-violence as a weapon of the strongest. I believe that a man is the strongest soldier for daring to die unarmed.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

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A Quote by Francis Duffy on bankers, editors, life, newspapers, politicians, soldiers, and war

No soldier starts a war-they only give their lives to it. Wars are started by you and me, by bankers and politicians, newspaper editors, clergymen who are ex-pacifists, and Congressmen with vertebrae of putty. The youngsters yelling in the streets, poor lads, are the ones who pay the price.

Francis Duffy (1871 - 1932)

Source: Sermon for memorial service, New York City

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A Quote by General Dwight David Eisenhower on choice and soldiers

Americans, indeed all freemen, remember that in the final choice, a soldier's pack is not so heavy a burden as a prisoner's chains.

Dwight Eisenhower (1890 - 1969)

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A Quote by General Dwight David Eisenhower on life, soldiers, stupidity, and war

I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.

Dwight Eisenhower (1890 - 1969)

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A Quote by Dr. James Bryant Conant on dignity, poets, and soldiers

The dignity of man is vindicated as much by the thinker and poet as by the statesman and soldier.

James Bryant Conant (1893 - 1978)

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A Quote by Dr. Albigence Waldo on body, certainty, clothes, death, despair, devil, fatigue, food, luck, reward, senses, soldiers, time, and weather

Of conditions at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, a certain Dr. Albigence Waldo wrote: Poor food hard lodging cold weather fatigue nasty clothes nasty cookery vomit half my time smoked out of my senses the devil's in it I can't endure it. A pox on my bad luck. There comes a bowl of beef soup full of burnt leaves and dirt, sickish enough to make a Hector spew away with it boys I'll live like the chameleon upon air!. . . There comes a soldier, his bare feet are seen through his worn-out shoes, his legs nearly naked from the tattered remains of an only pair of stockings, his breaches not sufficient to cover his nakedness, his shirt hanging in strings; his hair disheveled; his face meager. . . . He comes and cries with an air of wretchedness and despair, 'I am sick, my feet lame, my legs are sore, my body covered with this tormenting itch . . . and all the reward I shall get will be "Poor Will is dead!"'

Dr. Albigence Waldo

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A Quote by General Douglas MacArthur on death, justice, and soldiers

Old soldiers never die, they just fade away

Douglas MacArthur (1880 - 1964)

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A Quote by Dietrich Bonhoeffer on beginning, camping, day, justice, life, service, soldiers, and worship

On Sunday 8 April 1945, he had just finished conducting a service of worship at Schoenberg, when two soldiers came took him away. As he left, he said to another prisoner, This is the end - but for me, the beginning - of life. He was hanged the next day, less than a week before the Allies reached the camp.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906 - 1945)

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A Quote by Col. John S. Roosma on ability, body, challenge, cheerfulness, control, disappointment, discipline, enemies, life, simplicity, soldiers, and temper

One of man's finest qualities is described by the simple word " guts "-the ability to take it. If you have the discipline to stand fast when your body wants to run, if you can control your temper and remain cheerful in the face of monotony or disappointment, you have " guts " in the soldiering sense. This ability to take it must be trained-the training is hard, mental as well as physical. But once ingrained, you can face and flail the enemy as a soldier, and enjoy the challenges of life as a civilian.

Col. John S. Roosma

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A Quote by Charles Lamb on agreement, bravery, fighting, mankind, and soldiers

Shall I ask the brave soldier who fights by my side In the cause of mankind, if our creeds agree?

Charles Lamb (1775 - 1834)

Source: Come, send round the Wine.

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