An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





A good soldier, like a good horse, cannot be of a bad color.


Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894, American author, wit, poet)


The patriot volunteer, fighting for country and his rights, makes the most reliable soldier on earth.


Thomas J. Jackson


Every citizen should be a soldier. This was the case with the Greeks and Romans, and must be that of every free state.


Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826, American President (3rd))


Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.


Douglas Macarthur (1880-1964, American army general during WW II)


But in a larger sense we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract.


Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865, American President (16th))


It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.


George S. Patton (1885-1945, American army general during World War II)


I want to see you shoot the way you shout.


Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919,  American President (26th))


So, as you go into battle, remember your ancestors and remember your descendants.


Publius Cornelius Tacitus (55-117, Roman historian)


Theirs is not to make reply: Theirs is not to reason why: Theirs is but to do and die.


Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892, British poet)


I could have become a soldier if I had waited; I knew more about retreating than the man who invented retreating.


Mark Twain (1835-1910, American humorist, writer)


I rose by sheer military ability to the rank of corporal.


Thornton Wilder (1897-1975, American novelist, playwright)


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