soldiers

A Quote by Charles Haddon Spurgeon on affliction and soldiers

The Lord gets his best soldiers out of the highlands of affliction.

Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834 - 1892)

Source: Gleanings among the Sheaves

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A Quote by Charles F. Abbott on business, courage, soldiers, war, and wealth

To manage a business successfully requires as much courage as that possessed by the soldier who goes to war. Business courage is the more natural because all the benefits which the public has in material wealth come from it.

Charles F. Abbott

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A Quote by Carl Sandburg on soldiers, study, and war

The little girl saw her first troop parade and asked, "What are those?" "Soldiers." "What are soldiers?" "They are for war. They fight and each tries to kill as many of the other side as they can." The girl held still and studied. "Do you know . . . I know something." "Yes, what is it you know?" "Sometime they'll give a war and nobody will come."

Carl Sandburg (1878 - 1967)

Source: "The Little Girl Saw Her First Troop Parade" in The People, Yes (1936)

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on concern, desires, good, love, mathematics, needs, and soldiers

Man is full of desires: he loves only those who can satisfy them all. "This man is a good mathematician," someone will say. But I have no concern for mathematics; he would take me for a proposition. "That one is a good soldier." He would take me for a besieged town. I need, that is to say, a decent man who can accommodate himself to all my desires in a general sort of way.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

Source: W. H. Auden and L. Kronenberger (eds.) The Viking Book of Aphorisms, New York: Viking Press, 1966.

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A Quote by Bhagavad Gita on ability, duty, generosity, glory, nature, skill, and soldiers

Valor, glory, firmness, skill, generosity, steadiness in battle and ability to rule - these constitute the duty of a soldier. They flow from his own nature.

Bhagavad Gita

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on dreams, sleep, and soldiers

REVEILLE, n. A signal to sleeping soldiers to dream of battlefields no more, but get up and have their blue noses counted.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on soldiers

RECRUIT, n. A person distinguishable from a civilian by his uniform and from a soldier by his gait.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on mortality and soldiers

MISERICORDE, n. A dagger which in mediaeval warfare was used by the foot soldier to remind an unhorsed knight that he was mortal.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on belief, fame, ideas, population, practicality, and soldiers

MALTHUSIAN, adj. Pertaining to Malthus and his doctrines, who believed in artificially limiting population, but found that it could not be done by talking. Herod of Judea, all the famous soldiers have been practical exponents of the Malthusian idea.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on history and soldiers

HISTORY, n. An account mostly false, of events mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers mostly knaves, and soldiers mostly fools.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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