He who neither drinks, nor smokes, nor dances, he who preaches & even occasionally practice piety, temperance and celibacy, is generally a saint, or a mahatma or more likely a humbug but he certainly won't make a leader or for that matter a good soldier— Sam Manekshaw
Pleasurable Good Soldiers quotations
I'm looking to be shot any time I step out of my car.
.. If I die, it will be in a good cause. I've been fighting for America just as much as the soldiers in Vietnam.
Gold will not always get you good soldiers, but good soldiers can get you gold.
While we are zealously performing the duties of good citizens and soldiers, we certainly ought not to be inattentive to the higher duties of religion. To the distinguished character of Patriot, it should be our highest glory to add the more distinguished character of Christian.
And Oliver North was really a good soldier, up to the last moment, shoving memos into the shredder and defending the policy to the end.
I have never on the field of battle sent you where I was unwilling to go myself, nor would I now advise you to a course which I felt myself unwilling to pursue. You have been good soldiers. You can be good citizens. Obey the laws, preserve your honor, and the government to which you have surrendered can afford to be and will be magnanimous.
Within the soul of each Vietnam veteran there is probably something that says "Bad war, good soldier." Only now are Americans beginning to separate the war from the warrior.
I suppose if I had lost the war, I would have been tried as a war criminal.
... Every soldier thinks something of the moral aspects of what he is doing. But all war is immoral and if you let that bother you, you're not a good soldier.
...It is a proud privilege to be a soldier – a good soldier … [with] discipline, self-respect, pride in his unit and his country, a high sense of duty and obligation to comrades and to his superiors, and a self confidence born of demonstrated ability.
When mighty roast beef was the Englishman's food It ennobled our hearts and enriched our blood-- Our soldiers were brave and our courtiers were good. Oh! the roast beef of England. And Old England's roast beef.
Every morning is good news, every child that is born is good news, every just man is good news, every singer is good news, because every singer is one less soldier.
To be a good soldier, you must love the army.
To be a good commander, you must be willing to order the death of the thing you love.
A good soldier, whether he leads a platoon or an army, is expected to look backward as well as forward; but he must think only forward.
Good soldiers, bad officers; however don't forget that without them we would not have any Civilization.
The man of leadership caliber will work while others waste time, study while others sleep, pray while others play. There will be no place for loose or lazy habits in word or thought, deed or dress. He will observe a soldierly discipline, diet and deportment, so that he may wage a good warfare.
I believe German soldiers are good and decent, and if they did anything wrong it was because of military necessity.
Forces of good and evil are massed and armed and opposed as rarely before in history. Freedom is pitted against slavery; lightness against the dark... In the final choice, a soldier's pack is not so heavy a burden as a prisoner's chains.
I sincerely believe that I have served a criminal.
I led my soldiers in good conscience... but for a criminal government.
No man was ever a good soldier but the man who goes into the battle determined to conquer, or not to come back from the battle field (cheers). No other principle makes a good soldier.
That's what's wrong with the country.
There are too many 'good soldiers' accepting too many bad decisions.
You know a constellation of imperishable values.
Live by the mighty truth and power of God. Live above the sludge of a sick society. Live among dispirited humans as the vanguard of peace and good news. Remember, our Commander in Chief has no use for tin soldiers.
It isn't right to be obedient only when things go well;
it is much harder to be a good, obedient soldier when things go badly and times are hard. Obedience and faith at such time is a virtue.
I am more anxious than I can express that my men should be not only good soldiers of their country, but also good soldiers of the cross.
At 19, your brain hasn't finished wiring itself.
So the first time you have a good friend die, most people don't go through that at 19. Soldiers do. They're facing life in this accelerated, compressed form, and a lot of times, they're not ready for it.
Every good soldier is trained for the battle field. God is prepping you my darlings.
It is essential to persuade the soldier that those he is being urged to massacre are bandits who do not deserve to live; before killing other good, decent fellows like himself, his gun would fall from his hands.
Neither soldiers nor money can defend a king but only friends won by good deeds, merit, and honesty.
We march up, moody or good-tempered soldiers - we reach the zone where the front begins and become on the instant human animals.
In order to be a good soldier it is necessary to know how to dance.
The first quality of a soldier is constancy in enduring fatigue and hardship.
Courage is only the second. Poverty privation and want are the school of the good soldier.
Let it be your pride to show all men everywhere not only what good soldiers you are, but also what good men you are.
Good soldiers are defined by what they can endure, not by what they can inflict.
War is killing the individual in it unless he has learned livingness - if he had it he wouldn't be a good soldier.