Undertake this journey for the remission of your sins, with the assurance of the imperishable glory of the Kingdom of Heaven!— Pope Urban II
Astonishing Medieval War quotations
Let those who once fought against brothers and relatives now rightfully fight against barbarians.
Wisdom and peace come when you start living the life the creator intended for you.
I speak Spanish to God, Italian to women, French to men, and German to my horse.
Thank goodness we don't live in medieval times, when people fought wars over ideas.
When you see contention amongst your enemies, go and sit at ease with your friends; but when you see them of one mind, string your bow, and place stones upon the ramparts.
Better to reign in hell than serve in heav'n.
That field hath eyen, and the wood hath ears.
Wars begin when you will, but they do not end when you please.
It was so wonderful that I do not know how to describe this first glimpse of things never heard of, seen or dreamed of before.
So loud was the wailing of the women and children that there was not one man among us whose heart did not bleed at the sound.
The souls of emperors and cobblers are cast in the same mould
He doth nothing but talk of his horses.
Put an end to so great an evil and arrive at a peace settlement whatever the outcome, and whatever the conditions.
Good order makes men bold, and confusion, cowards.
Therefore gird yourselves manfully and take up joyful arms for the name of God.
I'll fight, till from my bones my flesh be hacked.
To ensure victory the troops must have confidence in themselves as well as in their commanders.
If they wish to fight today, let them come like men.
No one conquers who doesn't fight.
Whoever devotedly undertakes and performs this most holy journey.
.. shall have the enjoyment of eternal reward from the repayer of all men.
The strength of God will enable us, a small but faithful band, to overcome the multitude of the faithless.
Let the boy win his spurs.
Many strokes, though with a little axe, hew down and fell the hardest-timber'd oak.
It is more honorable to be raised to a throne than to be born to one.
Fortune bestows the one, merit obtains the other.
Inflict not on an enemy every injury in your power, for he may afterwards become your friend.
The best fortress which a prince can possess is the affection of his people.
They assembled from all sides, one after another, with arms and horses and all the panoply of war.
As president I would actually name the enemy, radical Islamic terrorists.
We've got a president [ Barack Obama] who wants to apologize for America and wants to criticize medieval Christian and wants to wage war on junk food. He won't even say the words "radical Islamic terrorists."
A safe stronghold our God is still. A trusty shield and weapon.
To carry on war, three things are necessary: money, money, and yet more money.
Set out on pilgrimage and triumph gloriously over the infidels in the East.
A man can die but once.
Among other evils which being unarmed brings you, it causes you to be despised.