Top Quotes And Disscussion On Soldiers.
Ain’t nothin’ the matter with a soldier that ain’t the matter with everyone
else.——From Here to Eternity (1953)
The fact of the matter is that war changes men’s natures. The barbarities of
war are seldom committed by abnormal men. The tragedy of war is that these
horrors are committed by normal men in abnormal situations, situations in
which the ebb and flow of everyday life have departed and have been replaced
by a constant round of fear and anger, blood and death. Soldiers at war are
not to be judged by civilian rules.
—Breaker Morant (1980–Australian)
To be a good soldier, you must love the army. To be a good commander, you
must be able to order the death of the thing you love.——Gettysburg (1993)
We live in a democracy, and in a democracy, it’s every man’s right to be killed
fighting for his country.——Which Way to the Front? (1970)
The soldier’s greatest comfort is to have his friends close at hand. In the heat
of battle it ceases to be an idea or a flag for which we fight. Rather we fight for
the man on our right or left. When the years fall away, all that remains are the
memories of those precious moments we spent side by side.
—The Four Feathers (2002)
There is only one sacrifice nobler than sacrificing one’s self for their country—
that is, marrying a man who does.——The Four Feathers (2002)
One man defending his home is more powerful than ten hired soldiers.
—Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
You think it’s beautiful to die for your country. The first bombardment
taught us better. When it comes to dying for your country, it’s better not
to die at all.——All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
Gentlemen may talk of the age of chivalry but remember the plowmen,
poachers, and pickpockets. It is with these sad instruments that your great
warriors and kings have been doing their murderous work in the world.
—Barry Lyndon (1975)
If you can’t get them to salute when they should salute, and wear the
clothes you tell them to wear, how are you going to get them to die for
their country?——Patton (1970