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  The common soldiers do the fighting and the officers claim the victory.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  The bravest soldiers are the most civil to prisoners.  
 -  American proverb
  

  If there is a strong general there will be no weak soldiers.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Under the command of a great general, there is no feeble soldier.  
 -  Korean proverb
  

  Away from the battle all are soldiers.  
 -  German proverb
  

  If one soldier knew what the other thinks, there would be no war.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  A warrior deems life a light thing when compared to honor.  
 -  Japanese proverb
  

  Soldiers in peace are like chimneys in summer.  
 -  English proverb
  

  A soldier becomes smart after eating some warm food.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  It is better to be a soldier than a priest.  
 -  Greek proverb
  

  All are not soldiers who go to wars.  
 -  Spanish proverb
  

  No warrior without hardships.  
 -  African proverb, Ovambo
  

  The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

  America without her Soldiers would be like God without His angels.  
 -  Claudia Pemberton
  

  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
  

  An army is to a chief what a sword is to a soldier. It is only worth anything in so far as it receives from him a certain impulsion.  
 -  Ferdinand Foch
  

  When goods do not cross borders, soldiers will.  
 -  Frederic Bastiat
  

  The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.  
 -  G. K. Chesterton
  

  The soldier is the Army. No army is better than its soldiers. The soldier is also a citizen. In fact, the highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is that of bearing arms for one's country.  
 -  George S. Patton
  

  It is absurd to believe that soldiers who cannot be made to wear the proper uniform can be induced to move forward in battle. Officers who fail to perform their duty by correcting small violations and in enforcing proper conduct are incapable of leading.  
 -  George S. Patton
  

  When I want my men to remember something important, to really make it stick, I give it to them double dirty. It may not sound nice to some bunch of little old ladies at an afternoon tea party, but it helps my soldiers to remember. You can't run an army without profanity; and it has to be eloquent profanity. An army without profanity couldn't fight its way out of a piss-soaked paper bag.  
 -  George S. Patton
  

  My men don't surrender. I don't want to hear of any soldier under my command being captured unless he has been hit. Even if you are hit, you can still fight back.  
 -  George S. Patton
  

  Military men are just dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy.  
 -  Henry Kissinger
  

  The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.  
 -  G. K. Chesterton
  

  The soldier is the Army. No army is better than its soldiers. The soldier is also a citizen. In fact, the highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is that of bearing arms for one's country.  
 -  George S. Patton
  

  It is absurd to believe that soldiers who cannot be made to wear the proper uniform can be induced to move forward in battle. Officers who fail to perform their duty by correcting small violations and in enforcing proper conduct are incapable of leading.  
 -  George S. Patton
  

  When I want my men to remember something important, to really make it stick, I give it to them double dirty. It may not sound nice to some bunch of little old ladies at an afternoon tea party, but it helps my soldiers to remember. You can't run an army without profanity; and it has to be eloquent profanity. An army without profanity couldn't fight its way out of a piss-soaked paper bag.  
 -  George S. Patton
  

  My men don't surrender. I don't want to hear of any soldier under my command being captured unless he has been hit. Even if you are hit, you can still fight back.  
 -  George S. Patton
  

  Military men are just dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy.  
 -  Henry Kissinger
  

  War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today.  
 -  John F. Kennedy
  

  It's better to fade away like an old soldier than to burn out... I worship the people who survive.  
 -  John Lennon
  

  She died in my arms saying, 'I don't want to die.' That is what death is like. It doesn't matter what uniforms the soldiers are wearing. It doesn't matter how good the weapons are. I thought if everyone could see what I saw, we could never have war anymore.  
 -  Jonathan Safran Foer
  

  In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.  
 -  Jose Narosky
  

  The best fighter is never angry.  
 -  Lao Tzu
  

  The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.  
 -  Leo Tolstoy
  

  When there are too many policemen, there can be no liberty. When there are too many soldiers, there can be no peace. When there are too many lawyers, there can be no justice.  
 -  Lin Yutang
  

  My faith in human dignity consists in the belief that man is the greatest scamp on earth. Human dignity must be associated with the idea of a scamp and not with that of an obedient, disciplined and regimented soldier.  
 -  Lin Yutang
  

  Military guys are rarely as smart as they think they are, and they've never gotten over the fact that civilians run the military.  
 -  Maureen Dowd
  

  When I fight someone, I want to break his will. I want to take his manhood. I want to rip out his heart and show it to him.  
 -  Mike Tyson
  

  It is said the warrior's is the twofold way of pen and sword, and he should have a taste for both ways.  
 -  Miyamoto Musashi
  

  I'm a fighter. I believe in the eye-for-an-eye business. I'm no cheek turner. I got no respect for a man who won't hit back. You kill my dog, you better hide your cat.  
 -  Muhammad Ali
  

  Life is a gamble. You can get hurt, but people die in plane crashes, lose their arms and legs in car accidents; people die every day. Same with fighters: Some die, some get hurt, some go on. You just don't let yourself believe it will happen to you.  
 -  Muhammad Ali
  

  A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.  
 -  Napoleon Bonaparte
  

  Every French soldier carries a marshal's baton in his knapsack.  
 -  Napoleon Bonaparte
  

  The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue; courage is only the second virtue.  
 -  Napoleon Bonaparte
  

  I have never cared very much for personal prizes. A person does not become a freedom fighter in the hope of winning awards.  
 -  Nelson Mandela
  

  As far as Saddam Hussein being a great military strategist, he is neither a strategist, nor is he schooled in the operational arts, nor is he a tactician, nor is he a general, nor is he a soldier. Other than that, he's a great military man, I want you to know that.  
 -  Norman Schwarzkopf
  

  Anyone who has ever looked into the glazed eyes of a soldier dying on the battlefield will think hard before starting a war.  
 -  Otto von Bismarck
  

  Every lover is a soldier and has his camp in Cupid.  
 -  Ovid
  

  When I was a child my mother said to me, 'If you become a soldier, you'll be a general. If you become a monk, you'll be the pope.' Instead I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.  
 -  Pablo Picasso
  

  The two worst strategic mistakes to make are acting prematurely and letting an opportunity slip; to avoid this, the warrior treats each situation as if it were unique and never resorts to formulae, recipes or other people's opinions.  
 -  Paulo Coelho
  

  Every man who expresses an honest thought is a soldier in the army of intellectual liberty.  
 -  Robert G. Ingersoll
  

  It's time American soldiers quit being killed and it's time for us to quit killing a lot of other people who have not attacked us.  
 -  Ron Paul
  

  Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.  
 -  Seneca
  

  Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.  
 -  Sun Tzu
  

  If words of command are not clear and distinct, if orders are not thoroughly understood, then the general is to blame. But, if orders are clear and the soldiers nevertheless disobey, then it is the fault of their officers.  
 -  Sun Tzu
  

  Water shapes its course according to the nature of the ground over which it flows; the soldier works out his victory in relation to the foe whom he is facing.  
 -  Sun Tzu
  

  The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.  
 -  Sun Tzu
  

  What the ancients called a clever fighter is one who not only wins, but excels in winning with ease.  
 -  Sun Tzu
  

  I consider each of my dollars to be investment 'soldiers,' and their mission is 'freedom.'  
 -  T. Harv Eker
  

  Diplomats are just as essential to starting a war as soldiers are for finishing it.  
 -  Will Rogers
  

  God gives his hardest battles to his toughest soldiers.  
 -  Unknown
  

  I am a general. My soldiers are the keys and I have to command them.  
 -  Vladimir Horowitz
  

  Life gets easier when you stop seeing yourself as victim but yet see yourself as a soldier whose survived the battles of everyday life.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Discipline is simply the art of making the soldiers fear their officers more than the enemy.  
 -  Claude Adrien Helvetius
  

  No man is a man until he has been a soldier.  
 -  Louis De Bernieres