Quotes and Sayings about Soldiers



"Blair... is accusing us of executing British soldiers. We want to tell him that we have not executed anybody. They are either killed in battle, most of them get killed because they are cowards anyway, the rest they just get captured."
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Related: Battle, Cowards, Rest, Soldiers, Want)

"Washington has thrown their soldiers on the fire."
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Related: Fire, Soldiers, Washington)

"We made them drink poison last night and Saddam Hussein's soldiers and his great forces gave the Americans a lesson which will not be forgotten by history. Truly."
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Related: History, Americans, Night, Poison, Soldiers, Will)

"U.S. soldiers, with whom I now have more than a passing acquaintance, joke that they track my movements in order to know where they will be deployed next."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: Acquaintance, Now, Order, Soldiers, Will)

"This conflict is one thing I've been waiting for. I'm well and strong and young - young enough to go to the front. If I can't be a soldier, I'll help soldiers."
- Clara Barton
(Related: Conflict, Help, Soldiers, Waiting)

"I may be compelled to face danger, but never fear it, and while our soldiers can stand and fight, I can stand and feed and nurse them."
- Clara Barton
(Related: Fear, Danger, Fight, May, Soldiers)

"When goods do not cross borders, soldiers will."
- Frederic Bastiat
(Related: Soldiers, Will)

"During a trip to Iraq last fall, I visited our theater hospital at Balad Air Force Base and witnessed these skilled medical professionals in action and met the brave soldiers whose lives they saved."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: Medical, Action, Force, Iraq, professionals, Soldiers, Theater)

"The great actors we had came from the actor-manager theaters. Not only did they create a team, they were the generals working with the soldiers."
- Steven Berkoff
(Related: Actor, Actors, Soldiers)

"History is an account, mostly false, of events, mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers, mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: History, Events, Fools, Soldiers)

"The Indians were well mounted and felt proud and elated because they had been made United States soldiers."
- Buffalo Bill
(Related: Soldiers, states, United)

"At a time when 2500 American soldiers have given their lives for the cause of bringing democracy to Iraq, it is sad and frustrating to watch the Republican establishment disgrace the exercise of democracy in our own House of Representatives."
- Earl Blumenauer
(Related: Time, American, Cause, Democracy, Disgrace, Exercise, Iraq, Republican, Soldiers)

"Spending time with America's soldiers is always inspiring."
- John Boehner
(Related: Time, America, Inspiring, Soldiers)

"Most recently, terrorist forces have captured Israeli soldiers and fired rockets into Israeli cities - both unprovoked. These acts of aggression deserve the rapid and decisive response they received."
- John Boehner
(Related: Aggression, Cities, Soldiers)

"Soldiers generally win battles; generals get credit for them."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Credit, Soldiers)

"When soldiers have been baptized in the fire of a battle-field, they have all one rank in my eyes."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Battle, Eyes, Fire, Rank, Soldiers)

"My son is not wild about going back to Iraq, but he'd sure rather do that than sacrifice all that he and his fellow soldiers have accomplished by leaving too early and inviting chaos."
- Kit Bond
(Related: Son, Sacrifice, Chaos, Iraq, Soldiers)

"I foresee that man will resign himself each day to new abominations, and soon that only bandits and soldiers will be left."
- Jorge Luis Borges
(Related: Day, Man, Soldiers, Will)

"America's fighting men and women sacrifice much to ensure that our great nation stays free. We owe a debt of gratitude to the soldiers that have paid the ultimate price for this cause, as well as for those who are blessed enough to return from the battlefield unscathed."
- Allen Boyd
(Related: Men, Women, Sacrifice, Gratitude, America, Cause, Debt, Fighting, Nation, Soldiers)

"In a completely integrated unit where you'd have white soldiers, particularly from southern states, serving under black noncommissioned officers or officers... I think you would have a problem definitely."
- Omar N. Bradley
(Related: Soldiers, states)

"I've had songs written during the Falklands war, and during the first Gulf war I got letters from soldiers saying they were listening to these songs, like Island of no return."
- Billy Bragg
(Related: War, First, Letters, Listening, Saying, Soldiers, Songs)

"The war imbued my tin soldiers with quite a new interest. It was impossible to have boxes enough of them."
- Georg Brandes
(Related: War, Interest, Soldiers)

"With two thousand years of Christianity behind him... a man can't see a regiment of soldiers march past without going off the deep end. It starts off far too many ideas in his head."
- Louis-Ferdinand Celine
(Related: Ideas, Christianity, Deep, End, Man, March, Past, Soldiers, Years)

"The worst... was what the Pakistani soldiers did to the Bengali women after their failed rebellion."
- Iris Chang
(Related: Women, Rebellion, Soldiers)

"Once I should have been, if not satisfied, partially, at least, contented with suffrage for the intelligent and those who have been soldiers; now I am convinced that universal suffrage is demanded by sound policy and impartial justice."
- Salmon P. Chase
(Related: Policy, Justice, Now, Soldiers, Sound)

"Let's see if we can't get this war behind us now. Certainly, the man in the street, the common person there, wants to have this war behind him. I think a lot of the soldiers are very war-weary too."
- Warren Christopher
(Related: War, Man, Now, Soldiers)

"The more a general is accustomed to place heavy demands on his soldiers, the more he can depend on their response."
- Karl Von Clausewitz
(Related: Soldiers)

"No matter what you think about the Iraq war, there is one thing we can all agree on for the next days - we have to salute the courage and bravery of those who are risking their lives to vote and those brave Iraqi and American soldiers fighting to protect their right to vote."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: War, Courage, American, Bravery, Fighting, Iraq, Right, Soldiers, Vote)

"These doomsday warriors look no more like soldiers than the soldiers of the Second World War looked like conquistadors. The more expert they become the more they look like lab assistants in small colleges."
- Alistair Cooke
(Related: War, Soldiers, World, World war)

"I just think it's my responsibility as a human being and an entertainer to see the soldiers."
- Coolio
(Related: Being, Responsibility, Soldiers)

"I perform for soldiers because they are important,'"
- Coolio
(Related: Soldiers)

"I shot down some German planes and I got shot down myself, crashing in a burst of flames and crawling out, getting rescued by brave soldiers."
- Roald Dahl
(Related: Soldiers)

"Soldiers of Israel, we have no aims of conquest. Our purpose is to bring to naught the attempts of the Arab armies to conquer our land."
- Moshe Dayan
(Related: Purpose, Conquest, Israel, Land, Soldiers)

"Many soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan suffer from serious, long-term, physical and mental health problems, due to their service. It is unconscionable to cut the already limited health care benefits available to these brave men and women."
- Mark Dayton
(Related: Health, Men, Women, Afghanistan, Benefits, Care, Iraq, Mental health, Problems, Service, Soldiers)

"Someone earlier made a remark about losing 500 soldiers and 2,200 wounded in Iraq. Those soldiers were sent there by the vote of Sen. Lieberman, Sen. Edwards and Sen. Kerry. I think that is a serious matter."
- Howard Dean
(Related: Iraq, Losing, Soldiers, Vote)

"Firefighters are indispensable foot soldiers here at home."
- Christopher Dodd
(Related: Home, Soldiers)

"This war is being played in the realm of public opinion and has dire consequences for our soldiers in Iraq, the future of our country, and freedom around the world."
- John Doolittle
(Related: War, Being, Consequences, Country, Freedom, Future, Iraq, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Soldiers, World)

"One or two of the trips were a bit scary. Soldiers had me at gun point on one trip, locked me in my van all night and escorted me in and out of buildings when I wanted to wash."
- Joey Dunlop
(Related: Night, Soldiers)

"And while national military forces have historically resisted the full participation of women soldiers, female talent has found plenty of scope in revolutionary and terrorist groups around the planet."
- Katherine Dunn
(Related: Women, Talent, Military, Participation, Soldiers)

"God has given such brave soldiers to this Crown that, if they do not frighten our neighbours, at least they prevent us from being frightened by them."
- Elizabeth I
(Related: God, Being, Soldiers)

"The soldiers did go away and their towns were torn down; and in the Moon of Falling Leaves (November), they made a treaty with Red Cloud that said our country would be ours as long as grass should grow and water flow."
- Black Elk
(Related: Country, Moon, Soldiers, Water)

"I apologize to coalition forces and all the families, detainees, the families, America and all the soldiers."
- Lynndie England
(Related: America, Soldiers)

"Ten soldiers wisely led will beat a hundred without a head."
- Euripides
(Related: Soldiers, Will)

"Without the brave efforts of all the soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines and their families, this Nation, along with our allies around the world, would not stand so boldly, shine so brightly and live so freely."
- Lane Evans
(Related: Marines, Nation, Soldiers, World)

"Christians, like slaves and soldiers, ask no questions."
- Jerry Falwell
(Related: Questions, Soldiers)

"Our brave soldiers and support personnel are engaged in a battle as important as any the United States has ever before waged, for the success of democracy in Iraq is a crucial test of the ideals this Nation was founded upon."
- Virginia Foxx
(Related: Success, Battle, Democracy, Ideals, Iraq, Nation, Soldiers, states, Support, United)

"If you hear, day after day, liberals are rooting against armed forces, that is eventually going to have an effect on soldiers and troops who are actually going to believe that and it's wrong. It's just wrong."
- Al Franken
(Related: Day, Effect, Liberals, Soldiers, Troops, Wrong)

"If my soldiers were to begin to think, not one of them would remain in the army."
- Frederick II
(Related: Army, Soldiers)

"The soldiers never explained to the government when an Indian was wronged, but reported the misdeeds of the Indians."
- Geronimo
(Related: Government, Soldiers)

"When we got down from the ambulances there were sharp cracks about us as bursts of shrapnel splashed down upon the Town Hall square. Dead soldiers lay outside and I glanced at them coldly. We were in search of the living."
- Philip Gibbs
(Related: Living, Soldiers)

"The entire deaths of Vietnam died in vain. And they're dying in vain right this very second. And you know what's worse than a soldier dying in vain? It's more soldiers dying in vain. That's what's worse."
- Mike Gravel
(Related: Dying, Right, Soldiers, Vietnam)

"There cannot be any better cross-section of America and I think the soldiers represent the best we have. Today's soldiers are brighter and smarter, perhaps in a different way, than past generations because they've been brought up in the computer and information age."
- Gerald Griffin
(Related: Age, America, Computer, Generations, Information, Past, Soldiers, Today)

"In heaven we shall appear, not in armour, but in robes of glory. But here these are to be worn night and day; we must walk, work, and sleep in them, or else we are not true soldiers of Christ."
- William Gurnall
(Related: Work, Christ, Day, Glory, Heaven, Night, Sleep, Soldiers)

"First we attacked the Russian soldiers with our gases, and then when we saw the poor fellows lying there, dying slowly, we tried to make breathing easier for them by using our own life-saving devices on them."
- Otto Hahn
(Related: Life, Dying, First, Lying, Poor, Soldiers)

"It wasn't a new idea. During the war against the French we had this kind of broadcast for the French soldiers."
- Hanoi Hannah
(Related: War, Idea, Soldiers)

"There's always a reaction based on fear. People assume if you're criticizing a decision to go to war, then you're saying something against the soldiers-which is not the case."
- Ed Harris
(Related: War, People, Fear, Decision, Saying, Soldiers)

"If today is anything like the typical day of the past 3 years, three American soldiers will die in Iraq or Afghanistan, the Taliban will get a little stronger in Afghanistan and the civil war will continue to be enhanced in Iraq."
- Alcee Hastings
(Related: War, Afghanistan, American, Day, Iraq, Past, Soldiers, Today, Will, Years)

"Unprovoked attacks on Israel's borders, murdering Israeli soldiers, taking Israeli hostages and showering rockets targeting and killing Israeli civilians are not furthering any legitimate goal."
- Alcee Hastings
(Related: Goal, Israel, Killing, Soldiers)

"Like the American soldiers who went before them, they are putting their lives on the line to protect ours."
- Doc Hastings
(Related: American, Soldiers)

"Logan was talking about the Civil War, which claimed the lives of more than 500,000 Americans. He wanted to provide Civil War veterans with a day to pay respects to their fellow soldiers who did not live to see the end of the war, without losing a day's pay."
- Doc Hastings
(Related: War, Americans, Day, End, Losing, Soldiers, Talking, Veterans)

"One of the great joys this year and the year before has been how all of the people in this body, men and women, Republicans and Democrats, have worked together so well with our chairman and the chairman of the full committee to address the issues of housing for our soldiers."
- Robin Hayes
(Related: Men, Women, People, Body, Committee, Democrats, Republicans, Soldiers)

"The Wedding March always reminds me of the music played when soldiers go into battle."
- Heinrich Heine
(Related: Music, Wedding, Battle, March, Soldiers)

"Music played at weddings always reminds me of the music played for soldiers before they go into battle."
- Heinrich Heine
(Related: Music, Battle, Soldiers, Weddings)

"Discipline is simply the art of making the soldiers fear their officers more than the enemy."
- Claude Adrien Helvetius
(Related: Art, Fear, Discipline, Enemy, Soldiers)

"But the admiration for Jackson was by no means confined to his own soldiers and to his own section."
- Daniel H. Hill
(Related: Admiration, Soldiers)

"I knew that if the feat was accomplished it must be at a most fearful sacrifice of as brave and gallant soldiers as ever engaged in battle."
- John B. Hood
(Related: Sacrifice, Battle, Soldiers)

"Ministers regularly meet soldiers that have returned from operational tours to hear about their experiences, including those who have recovered from their injuries."
- Geoff Hoon
(Related: Soldiers)

"I am a general. My soldiers are the keys and I have to command them."
- Vladimir Horowitz
(Related: Soldiers)

"If we're going to spend more money, it should go to the soldiers, Marines, and airmen to increase their salaries."
- David Hunt
(Related: Money, Marines, Soldiers)

"There's a financial cost, but the only costs that are ever real are the costs of our soldiers."
- Michael Ignatieff
(Related: Financial, Soldiers)

"We were ordered out to quell an uprising of the Indians, and were out for several days, had numerous skirmishes during which six of the soldiers were killed and several severely wounded."
- Calamity Jane
(Related: Soldiers)

"The violence and burnings in Lebanon were the work of Syrian soldiers and workers dressed in civilian clothes."
- Walid Jumblatt
(Related: Work, Clothes, Soldiers, Violence, Workers)

"We are all happy when U.S. soldiers are killed week in and week out. The killing of U.S. soldiers in Iraq is legitimate and obligatory."
- Walid Jumblatt
(Related: Iraq, Killing, Soldiers)

"The Syrian regime is helping the insurgency in Iraq and allowing all kinds of militants to come in and out, and go to Iraq to attack random soldiers and innocent people."
- Walid Jumblatt
(Related: People, Iraq, Soldiers)

"I have done my duty by the laws of my people and I am sorry my people were led this time by men who were not soldiers and that crimes were committed of which I had no knowledge."
- Ernst Kaltenbrunner
(Related: Men, Time, People, Knowledge, Duty, Laws, Soldiers)

"If you are charged with this responsibility of enhancing interrogations, or using soldiers to enhance interrogations to find Saddam, and you're above the law for all practical purposes, you might try some unusual techniques. Now we know that, in fact, they did."
- Janis Karpinski
(Related: Fact, Law, Now, Responsibility, Soldiers)

"And shortly after that, when I try to get access to those soldiers, to ask them what in the world was going on, I was told that they did not work for me and I had no right to have access to any one of them."
- Janis Karpinski
(Related: Work, Right, Soldiers, World)

"I had 16 other prisons that I needed to pay attention to, and we did. And I had 3,400 soldiers who were depending on me to take care of them, and I did."
- Janis Karpinski
(Related: Attention, Care, Soldiers)

"I thought that that mission and the mission of taking care of those soldiers were my priorities, and I stand by the same today. There wasn't a lot of support for those soldiers."
- Janis Karpinski
(Related: Thought, Care, Mission, Priorities, Soldiers, Support, Today)

"If they conducted a raid in this room, you'd all be policed up. They'd take all of you to Abu Ghraib and turn you over to the soldiers. Maybe there's only one or two of you in this group who was a known associate or had any piece of information that they are trying to exploit."
- Janis Karpinski
(Related: Information, Soldiers, Trying)

"The day after the prison was transferred to the military intelligence command, they had an entire battalion - 1,200, 1,500 soldiers - arrive at Abu Ghraib just for force protection alone."
- Janis Karpinski
(Related: Intelligence, Day, Force, Military, Prison, Protection, Soldiers)

"The war was declared over - the end of major combat operations - in May 2003. Release procedures got under way immediately; reducing the population from 8,000 to just over 300, of course, requires fewer military police soldiers."
- Janis Karpinski
(Related: War, End, May, Military, Police, Population, Soldiers)

"We need to fix this. It hasn't been done yet because there's still a reluctance to admit that there was even a problem - anywhere above seven rogue soldiers who got out of control on the night shift."
- Janis Karpinski
(Related: Control, Night, Soldiers)

"There was a military police brigade with over 3,400 soldiers getting ready to go home because their mission - prisoner-of-war operations - was finished."
- Janis Karpinski
(Related: Home, Military, Mission, Police, Soldiers)

"Soldiers, when committed to a task, can't compromise. It's unrelenting devotion to the standards of duty and courage, absolute loyalty to others, not letting the task go until it's been done."
- John Keegan
(Related: Courage, Compromise, Devotion, Duty, Loyalty, Soldiers)

"I want you to give all these chiefs of the soldiers here to understand that we are for peace, and that we have made peace, that we may not be mistaken by them for enemies."
- Black Kettle
(Related: Peace, Enemies, May, Soldiers, Want)

"Poets are soldiers that liberate words from the steadfast possession of definition."
- Eli Khamarov
(Related: Poets, Possession, Soldiers, Words)

"Children play soldier. That makes sense. But why do soldiers play children?"
- Karl Kraus
(Related: Children, Play, Sense, Soldiers)

"The photos were taken by African Union soldiers. People in Congress saw them. I thought if people could see them, there would be public outcry. No one would be able to say, We just didn't know what was going on there."
- Nicholas D. Kristof
(Related: Thought, People, African, Congress, Public, Soldiers)

"These soldiers deserve a better defense secretary than the one we have."
- Bill Kristol
(Related: Defense, Soldiers)

"A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments."
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
(Related: Arguments, Soldiers)

"Our soldiers have nobly fought to protect freedom since our country's birth, and have fought to protect those that could not protect themselves, even in foreign lands when called upon."
- John Linder
(Related: Country, Freedom, Soldiers)

"With courage and character, American soldiers continue to put themselves on the line to defend our freedom, and so many have paid the ultimate sacrifice."
- Dan Lipinski
(Related: Sacrifice, Character, Courage, American, Freedom, Soldiers)

"The whole idea that the rescue was staged or the soldiers were shooting blanks, that's just obvious stuff. Why would you do that in the middle of a war? It's just crazy."
- Jessica Lynch
(Related: War, Idea, Obvious, Soldiers)

"Old soldiers never die; they just fade away."
- Douglas MacArthur
(Related: Old, Soldiers)

"The soldiers' last meal is generally served out about five o'clock in the afternoon, sometimes earlier; and a stretch of fourteen hours intervenes between then and breakfast."
- Patrick MacGill
(Related: Soldiers)

"Patton was living in the Dark Ages. Soldiers were peasants to him. I didn't like that attitude."
- Bill Mauldin
(Related: Attitude, Living, Soldiers)

"And to me, it was interesting, some of the people I had interviewed who knew the insides to this program said that they also, to create anxiety and upset in the soldiers, they take Bibles and they trash them."
- Jane Mayer
(Related: People, Anxiety, Soldiers)

"In war the heroes always outnumber the soldiers ten to one."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: War, Heroes, Soldiers)

"In 1917 - as we have seen, - Italy suffered a great reverse, losing 200,000 soldiers and immense supplies."
- Kelly Miller
(Related: Italy, Losing, Soldiers)

"We managed to put together a compilation that had some creativity to it. In the meantime I was listening to the free radio stations and I noticed that during their war coverage they were playing these songs born out of the Vietnam War that were all critical of the soldiers."
- Joni Mitchell
(Related: War, Creativity, Listening, Soldiers, Songs, Vietnam)

"The south produced statesmen and soldiers, planters and doctors and lawyers and poets, but certainly no engineers and mechanics. Let Yankees adopt such low callings."
- Margaret Mitchell
(Related: Doctors, Lawyers, Poets, Soldiers)

"Artists like cats; soldiers like dogs."
- Desmond Morris
(Related: Artists, Cats, Dogs, Soldiers)

"The gigantic Gaul derided the Roman soldiers as a band of pigmies."
- John Lothrop Motley
(Related: Soldiers)

"People are free to campaign and they will be free to vote. There won't be any soldiers, you know, at the queues. Anyone who has the right to vote is free to go and cast his vote anywhere in his own area, in his own constituency."
- Robert Mugabe
(Related: People, Right, Soldiers, Vote, Will)

"The policemen or soldiers are only a gun in the establishments hand. They make the racist secure in his racism."
- Huey Newton
(Related: Racism, Soldiers)

"You can make children believe whatever you want, and the children of today are the soldiers and mothers of tomorrow."
- Dudley Nichols
(Related: Children, Mothers, Soldiers, Today, Tomorrow, Want)

"In the remaining months, we should focus on achieving more robust international involvement in training of Iraqi soldiers, police officers, judges, teachers, and doctors - all key elements needed to end the sectarian and civil conflict and build Iraq's future."
- John Olver
(Related: Conflict, Doctors, End, Focus, Future, Iraq, Judges, Key, Months, Police, Soldiers, Teachers, Training)

"America has also forever lost the service of thousands of good soldiers who are now disabled as a result of battle wounds in Iraq. Many others will need mental and emotional rehabilitation before they can return to normal life."
- John Olver
(Related: Life, America, Battle, Iraq, Now, Result, Service, Soldiers, Will, Wounds)

"Now the true soldiers of Christ must always be prepared to do battle for the truth, and must never, so far as lies with them, allow false convictions to creep in."
- Origen
(Related: Truth, Battle, Christ, Lies, Now, Soldiers)

"From the bitter cold winter at Valley Forge, to the mountains of Afghanistan and the deserts of Iraq, our soldiers have courageously answered when called, gone where ordered, and defended our nation with honor."
- Solomon Ortiz
(Related: Afghanistan, Honor, Iraq, Mountains, Nation, Soldiers, Winter)

"After all my years of playing soldiers, and then of reading History, I have almost a mania to be in the East, to see fighting, and to serve."
- Wilfred Owen
(Related: History, Fighting, Reading, Soldiers, Years)

"An army of principles can penetrate where an army of soldiers cannot."
- Thomas Paine
(Related: Army, Principles, Soldiers)

"Three thousand people died at ground zero. Their families are entitled to a little bit of respect, to respect the memory of those poor people that died there. And how about the families of all those soldiers that died in the two ensuing wars? Aren't they entitled to a little bit of respect - the kids, the wives, the parents?"
- Carl Paladino
(Related: People, Kids, Memory, Parents, Poor, Respect, Soldiers, Wives)

"While I do not hesitate to applaud certain aspects of the resolution honoring the sacrifices of our courageous soldiers who are risking their lives in Iraq, I cannot be supportive of capitalizing on these very sacrifices for political gain."
- Ed Pastor
(Related: Gain, Iraq, Resolution, Soldiers)

"Sacrificing American soldiers or innocent civilians in an unprecedented preemptive attack on a separate sovereign nation may well prove itself a most temporary medicine."
- Sean Penn
(Related: American, May, Medicine, Nation, Soldiers)

"Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership."
- Colin Powell
(Related: Leadership, Failure, Care, Confidence, Day, Help, Leading, Problems, Soldiers)

"All the rest of us - you and me and even the thousands of soldiers behind the lines in Africa - we want terribly yet only academically for the war to get over."
- Ernie Pyle
(Related: War, Rest, Soldiers, Want)

"The experts who managed the original Marshall Plan say Afghanistan needs a commitment of at least $5 to $10 billion over 5 to 10 years, coupled with occupation forces of 250,000 Allied soldiers to keep the peace throughout the country."
- Ted Rall
(Related: Peace, Afghanistan, Commitment, Country, Experts, Needs, Occupation, Soldiers, Years)

"Toy Soldiers was my introduction to film. I certainly didn't think I was doing art by any stretch of the imagination."
- Tim Robbins
(Related: Art, Imagination, Film, Soldiers)

"Diplomats are just as essential to starting a war as soldiers are for finishing it... You take diplomacy out of war, and the thing would fall flat in a week."
- Will Rogers
(Related: War, Diplomacy, Soldiers)

"I was most impressed with the professionalism of our soldiers stationed there, and I am now more confident than ever that that the operations at Guantanamo are being conducted in a humane and necessary manner."
- Jim Ryun
(Related: Being, Now, Soldiers)

"Neither soldiers nor money can defend a king but only friends won by good deeds, merit, and honesty."
- Sallust
(Related: Money, Honesty, Deeds, Friends, Merit, Soldiers)

"Soldiers are citizens of death's grey land, drawing no dividend from time's tomorrows."
- Siegfried Sassoon
(Related: Death, Time, Land, Soldiers)

"Soldiers are dreamers; when the guns begin they think of firelit homes, clean beds, and wives."
- Siegfried Sassoon
(Related: Beds, Soldiers, Wives)

"I am a soldier, convinced that I am acting on behalf of soldiers."
- Siegfried Sassoon
(Related: Acting, Soldiers)

"I believe that the purpose for which I and my fellow soldiers entered upon this war should have been so clearly stated as to have made it impossible to change them, and that, had this been done, the objects which actuated us would now be attainable by negotiation."
- Siegfried Sassoon
(Related: Change, War, Purpose, Negotiation, Now, Soldiers)

"This is all about a media war that continues to rage between the old and new media. Unfortunately for our soldiers, these brave Americans are caught in the crossfire."
- Joe Scarborough
(Related: War, Americans, Media, Old, Soldiers)

"So the whole of war, when you look at it is probably run by professional soldiers, and the rest of them are just recruits, or people who are just forced to join the army."
- Gerald Scarfe
(Related: War, People, Army, Rest, Soldiers)

"We can no longer apply the classic criteria to clearly determine whether and when we should use military force. We are waging war in Afghanistan, for example, but it's an asymmetrical war where the enemies are criminals instead of soldiers."
- Otto Schily
(Related: War, Afghanistan, Enemies, Example, Force, Military, Soldiers)

"No country in history ever sent mothers of toddlers off to fight enemy soldiers until the United States did this in the Iraq war."
- Phyllis Schlafly
(Related: History, War, Country, Enemy, Fight, Iraq, Mothers, Soldiers, states, United)

"As the ancient commander addressed his soldiers before battle, so should the moralist speak to men in the struggle of the era."
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
(Related: Men, Battle, Soldiers, Struggle)

"If we say the Geneva Convention is obsolete, then what do others who have our soldiers say?"
- Charles Schumer
(Related: Soldiers)

"But wishing our Kansas soldiers 'God speed' is not enough. We need to comfort, care for, and protect their families. And we should ease the financial burdens that these families often face."
- Kathleen Sebelius
(Related: Financial, Care, Comfort, Soldiers, Wishing)

"Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Men, War, Adversity, Soldiers)

"All soldiers who serve their country and put their lives at risk need to know that if something happens to them, their families will be well taken care of. That's the bond we have with our military men and women and their families."
- Jeff Sessions
(Related: Men, Women, Care, Country, Military, Risk, Soldiers, Will)

"Bin Laden, who was in his country, attacked and damaged our Pentagon, and killed our soldiers right out here at the Pentagon. But his pentagon no longer exists. It is rubble."
- Jeff Sessions
(Related: Country, Right, Soldiers)

"There's another issue here - and I have some limits as to what I can say - but there's some real question as to the viability of the chemical masks, the protective gear used by our soldiers."
- Christopher Shays
(Related: Limits, Question, Soldiers)

"First off, we've had sworn testimony from soldiers and testimony before our staff that wasn't sworn, that said these alarms rarely went off, that they went off after the war in most cases and went off a lot."
- Christopher Shays
(Related: War, First, Soldiers)

"I think that some of our soldiers die in the battlefield and some come home to bad health and die prematurely, just by the nature of the kind of business they're in."
- Christopher Shays
(Related: Business, Health, Home, Nature, Soldiers)

"I'd like people to listen to our soldiers. They were there. They heard the alarms go off. They tasted the substance in the air. They spit up blood. They had rashes on their bodies. They got sick."
- Christopher Shays
(Related: People, Blood, Soldiers)

"Americans, particularly after World War II, tended to romanticize war because in World War II our cause was the cause of humanity, and our soldiers brought home glory and victory, and thank God that they did. But it led us to romanticize it to some extent."
- Neil Sheehan
(Related: Home, War, God, Victory, Americans, Cause, Glory, Humanity, Soldiers, World, World war)

"But it's been a great, humbling - and I've been very honored to have the opportunity to serve and to lead and to be the representative of our soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who are in Washington. And it's been the greatest honor of my life."
- Hugh Shelton
(Related: Life, Opportunity, Honor, Marines, Soldiers, Washington)

"War is too serious a matter to leave to soldiers."
- William Tecumseh Sherman
(Related: War, Soldiers)

"We're quickly moving to the point where we will have no military bases in the Northeast, and this undermines support for the military. We are a nation of citizen soldiers."
- Rob Simmons
(Related: Military, Nation, Soldiers, Support, Will)

"The Roman legions were formed in the first instance of citizen soldiers, who yet had been made to submit to a rigid discipline, and to feel that in that submission lay their strength."
- Goldwin Smith
(Related: Discipline, Strength, First, Soldiers)

"All I know is that these two gases both had a quite extraordinary effect, and that there was no respirator, and no protection against them that we knew of. So the soldiers would have been unable to protect themselves against this gas in any way."
- Albert Speer
(Related: Effect, Protection, Soldiers)

"With no other security forces on hand, U.S. military was left to confront, almost alone, an Iraqi insurgency and a crime rate that grew worse throughout the year, waged in part by soldiers of the disbanded army and in part by criminals who were released from prison."
- John Spratt
(Related: Army, Crime, Military, Prison, Security, Soldiers)

"The Lord gets his best soldiers out of the highlands of affliction."
- Charles Spurgeon
(Related: Affliction, Soldiers)

"They may not be conscripted against their will as the foot soldiers in a federal crusade."
- John Paul Stevens
(Related: May, Soldiers, Will)

"Many of our soldiers are stationed at Camp Coyote just south of the Iraqi border. This is how you know we have a strong army, when you can actually tell your enemy exactly where your camp is and what its name is."
- Jon Stewart
(Related: Army, Enemy, Name, Soldiers)

"There are few men more superstitious than soldiers. They are, after all, the men who live closest to death."
- Mary Stewart
(Related: Death, Men, Soldiers)

"I think everybody must be aware that this society is a whole lot shakier now than it was before the war. I was trying to examine, in 'Dog Soldiers,' the process of that blow falling on America."
- Robert Stone
(Related: Society, War, America, Now, Soldiers, Trying)

"I sort of became infatuated with soldiers. I got to know some of them and got a little perturbed with Hollywood making a spectacle out of them and making them look like they have screwed up somehow."
- Channing Tatum
(Related: Hollywood, Soldiers)

"The first song is called "London." It's about two Russian soldiers who desert the Russian army and escape to London, where they indulge in a life of crime."
- Neil Tennant
(Related: Life, Army, Crime, First, London, Soldiers, Song)

"Were British protesters, armed with little more than a frisbee and a bag of plastic toy soldiers, really in danger of being shot by the US military in Gloucestershire?"
- Mark Thomas
(Related: Being, Danger, Military, Soldiers)

"Gradually I became aware of details: a company of French soldiers was marching through the streets of the town. They broke formation, and went in single file along the communication trench leading to the front line. Another group followed them."
- Ernst Toller
(Related: Communication, Company, Leading, Soldiers)

"Soldiers and peasants lived together on friendly terms; they knew each other and their everyday routines, and trusted each other; they shook their heads together over the war."
- Ernst Toller
(Related: War, Soldiers)

"I don't think so, but it's always in the back of my mind that many of the soldiers being wounded and killed in Iraq are about the same age as my kids. My godson is going over soon, so the war's about to get personal for me."
- Garry Trudeau
(Related: Age, War, Being, Iraq, Kids, Mind, Soldiers)

"If our soldiers are not overburdened with money, it is not because they have a distaste for riches; if their lives are not unduly long, it is not because they are disinclined to longevity."
- Sun Tzu
(Related: Money, Longevity, Soldiers)

"Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys; look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death."
- Sun Tzu
(Related: Death, Children, Soldiers, Sons, Will)

"From the sea came a boat with some Israeli commando soldiers who took me by the commando boat to the yacht and put me on the yacht. In the yacht I asked people, who are you. And they said we are Israelis, French and British."
- Mordechai Vanunu
(Related: People, Sea, Soldiers)

"Any Congressional agreement of an arbitrary time table to bring our troops home before we have accomplished our mission is unacceptable and could potentially increase the risk to our soldiers."
- James T. Walsh
(Related: Home, Time, Agreement, Mission, Risk, Soldiers, Troops)

"Our soldiers have done a valiant effort in fighting terrorism and bringing a semblance of law and order to the chaos in the region and it would be shortsighted to lay out a specific timetable to bring U.S. troops home prematurely before their mission is accomplished."
- James T. Walsh
(Related: Home, Chaos, Effort, Fighting, Law, Mission, Order, Soldiers, Terrorism, Troops)

"Our soldiers and their families are benefiting. They deserve good, quality housing and they need it."
- Jim Walsh
(Related: Quality, Soldiers)

"Thank you for the sacrifices you and your families are making. Our Vietnam Veterans have taught us that no matter what are positions may be on policy, as Americans and patriots, we must support all of our soldiers with our thoughts and our prayers."
- Zack Wamp
(Related: Policy, Thoughts, Americans, May, Soldiers, Support, Veterans, Vietnam)

"I'm a tomboy now. I always wanted to fit in with my brother's group, so I climbed trees and played with lead soldiers. But I'm a woman's woman. I never understood women who don't have woman friends."
- Naomi Watts
(Related: Women, Brother, Friends, Now, Soldiers, Trees, Woman)

"How can faceless bureaucrats in an intelligence agency deny brave soldiers a chance to tell the truth?"
- Curt Weldon
(Related: Intelligence, Truth, Chance, Soldiers)

"When the soldiers came home from Vietnam, there were no parades, no celebrations. So they built the Vietnam Memorial for themselves."
- William Westmoreland
(Related: Home, Soldiers, Vietnam)

"When the bus or the plane rolled or flew through the night, they sang songs of their own composition about Mr Nixon and the Republicans in chorus with the Kennedy staff and felt that they, too, were marching like soldiers of the Lord to the New Frontier."
- Theodore White
(Related: Night, Nixon, Republicans, Soldiers, Songs)

"I congratulate you, my brave countrymen and fellow soldiers, on the spirit and success with which you have executed this important part of our enterprise."
- James Wolfe
(Related: Success, Soldiers, Spirit)

"A few regular troops from old France, weakened by hunger and sickness, who, when fresh, were unable to withstand the British soldiers, are their general's chief dependence."
- James Wolfe
(Related: Dependence, France, Hunger, Old, Sickness, Soldiers, Troops)

"The connection between dress and war is not far to seek; your finest clothes are those you wear as soldiers."
- Virginia Woolf
(Related: War, Clothes, Connection, Dress, Soldiers)

"Our main battle has always been against Israeli soldiers and Jewish settlers."
- Ahmed Yassin
(Related: Battle, Soldiers)

"We always knew how to honor fallen soldiers. They were killed for our sake, they went out on our mission. But how are we to mourn a random man killed in a terrorist attack while sitting in a cafe? How do you mourn a housewife who got on a bus and never returned?"
- A. B. Yehoshua
(Related: Honor, Housewife, Man, Mission, Soldiers)

"We can guess that the unacceptable conduct of the soldiers at Abu Ghraib resulted in part from the dangerous state of affairs on the ground in a theater of war."
- John Yoo
(Related: War, Soldiers, State, Theater)

"American soldiers had to guard prisoners on the inside while receiving mortar and weapons fire from the outside. Guantanamo is distant from any battlefield, making it far more secure."
- John Yoo
(Related: American, Fire, Soldiers, Weapons)

"I want it understood that all these men fought for principle, not for plunder, and that they were true-hearted, honorable soldiers, fighting for what they esteemed was a righteous cause."
- Cole Younger
(Related: Men, Cause, Fighting, Soldiers, Want)

"Where there are too many policemen, there is no liberty. Where there are too many soldiers, there is no peace. Where there are too many lawyers, there is no justice."
- Lin Yutang
(Related: Peace, Justice, Lawyers, Liberty, Soldiers)

"If those in charge of our society - politicians, corporate executives, and owners of press and television - can dominate our ideas, they will be secure in their power. They will not need soldiers patrolling the streets. We will control ourselves."
- Howard Zinn
(Related: Society, Power, Ideas, Control, Corporate, Politicians, Press, Soldiers, Television, Will)