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 end up as the pope.' Instead I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.
— Pablo Picasso

Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys; look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death.
Sun Tzu soldiering quote

My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso.
— Pablo Picasso

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

An army of principles can penetrate where an army of soldiers cannot.
— soldiering quotation by Thomas Paine