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    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.

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    An Israeli woman is not like women in our societies, because she is a soldier.

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    A North Korean soldier would later recall a buddy who had been given an American-made nail clipper and was showing it off to his friends. The soldier clipped a few nails, admired the sharp, clean edges, and marveled at the mechanics of this simple item. Then he realized with a sinking heart: If North Korea couldn’t make such a fine nail clipper, how could it compete with American weapons?

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    Any child soldier has to go through a lot of love, care and understanding to become normal.

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    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.

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    Any soldier worth his salt should be antiwar. And still there are things worth fighting for.

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    As a soldier, I survived World War I when most of my comrades did not.

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    A preacher must be both soldier and shepherd. He must nourish, defend, and teach; he must have teeth in his mouth, and be able to bite and fight.

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    Are you truly doing what's best for the nation, what's best for the Army, what's best for your unit, and what's best for your soldiers and their families? Are you taking all of that into consideration, or are you looking at what makes you as an individual look the best?

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    Arise, soldiers of Christ, throw away the works of darkness and put on the armor of light.

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    Armed Soldier, terrible as Death, relentless as Doom; doing God's judgement on the Enemies of God. It is a phenomenon not of joyful nature; no, but of awful, to be looked at with pious terror and awe.

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    Artists like cats; soldiers like dogs.

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    As an old soldier, I admit the cowardice: it's as universal as seasickness, and matters just as little.

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    A sense of beauty is every hindrance to a soldier; yet there would be no soldiers - or none such soldier had not men dead and living cherished and handed on the sacred fire.

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    A ship is worse than a gaol. There is, in a gaol, better air, better company, better conveniency of every kind; and a ship has the additional disadvantage of of being in danger.

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    A soldier's first duty is to obey, otherwise you might as well do away with soldiering.

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    A soldier is an anachronism of which we must get rid.

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    A soldier is the most-trusted profession in America. Americans have trust in you because you trust each other. No matter how difficult times are, those of us who love the Army must stick with it.

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    A soldier has one item that cannot be neglected. His feet. They are his wheels, his mechanised warfare.

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    A soldier of the Legion lay dying in Algiers, There was a lack of woman's nursing, there was dearth of woman's tears; But a comrade stood beside him, while his lifeblood ebbed away.

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    A soldier in Iraq said that he wanted to "punch Donald Rumsfeld in the gut, then in the face" or something like that. He wanted me to use his name, but I knew he'd get in trouble, so I didn't. However, I felt it was a great quote because it summed up the frustration of those guys at that moment.

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    A soldier is he whose blood makes the glory of the general.

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    A soldier plods and groans, sweats and toils, he growls and curses, and at the end he dies.

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    A soldier's time is passed in distress and danger, or in idleness and corruption.

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    A soldier told Pelopidas, "We are fallen among the enemies." Said he, "How are we fallen among them more than they among us?

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    A soldier never dies. His blood makes the grass green for his children.

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    As soon as we lay ourselves entirely at His feet, we have enough light given us to guide our own steps; as the foot-soldier who hears nothing of the councils that determine the course of the great battle he is in, hears plainly enough the word of command that they must themselves obey.

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    As there is no pleasure in military life for a soldier who fears death, so there is no independence in civil existence for the man who has an overpowering dread of solitude.

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    Attacks on cities are strategically justified in so far as they tend to shorten the war and so preserve the lives of allied soldiers.

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    A true soldier does not argue as he marches, how success is going to be ultimately achieved. But he is confident that if he only plays his humble part well, somehow or other the battle will be won. In is that spirit that every one of us should act. It is not given to us to know the future. But it is given to everyone of us to know how to do our own part well.

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    At Rest An American Soldier And Defender of the Constitution.

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    A true woman always loves a real soldier.

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    At the crash of economic collapse of which the rumblings can already be heard, the sleeping soldiers of the proletariat will awake as at the fanfare of the Last Judgment and the corpses of the victims of the struggle will arise and demand an accounting from those who are loaded down with curses.

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    A week passes but it feels as if he's never been anywhere else. It's one of the things war does to you. Everything you see works to replace moments and people from your life before, until you can't remember why any of it mattered. It doesn't help if you're a soldier. The effect is the same.

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    A very, very impressive director, Tomas Alfredson. It's only his second film [ 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy'], but he's a real find.

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    Authors must not, like Chinese soldiers, expect to win victories by turning somersets in the air.

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    A warrior with a cause is the most dangerous soldier of all

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    Austrian soldiers are like horses: brave but easily frightened.

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    A voter without a ballot is like a soldier without a bullet.

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    Bonaparte knew but one merit, and rewarded in one and the same way the good soldier, the good astronomer, the good poet, the good player.

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    Being a soldier, fighting for this country, is neither Republican nor Democrat.

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    Ben Battle was a soldier bold, and used to war's alarms, But a cannon-ball took off his legs, so he laid down his arms.

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    Blacks, soldiers, and Jews are a menace to the race.

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    Blind hate against the enemy creates a forceful impulse that cracks the boundaries of natural human limitations, transforming the soldier in an effective, selective and cold killing machine. A people without hate cannot triumph against the adversary.

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    Brian Turner has given us not so much a memoir as a mediation, rendered with grace and wit and wisdom. If you want to know what modern soldiers see when they look at their world, read this book.

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    But the idea of using the Apache resistance, one, it works effective to actually get German soldiers to think of Jews that way. You know, and they're not just any Jews. They're the American Jews. They're Jews with entitlement.

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    ...but for a soldier his duty is plain. He is to obey the orders of all those placed over him and whip the enemy wherever he meets him.

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    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.

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    But sons have to be soldiers. And soldiers adapt.

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    But that wasn't fancy enough for Lord Byron, oh dear me no, he had to invent a lot of figures of speech and then interpolate them, With the result that whenever you mention Old Testament soldiers to people they say Oh yes, they're the ones that a lot of wolves dressed up in gold and purple ate them.